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The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) offers extensive insights into the worldwide mining of all mineral resources from prehistoric times to the present day. Its exhibits are not only technological, but also include a wide range of mineralogical specimens and unique objects from history and art history. This makes it the most important mining museum in the world and, at the same time, a highly regarded research institution for mining history.
Exhibitions above ground and a faithfully reconstructed visitor mine underground offer visitors an insight into the world of mining. As an added attraction, the headframe provides a fantastic view of Bochum and the Ruhr.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 17:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10:00 – 17:00
Easter Monday, Whitmonday 10:00 – 17:00
1 Jan, 1 May, 24 – 26 and 31 Dec closed

We regret that we are unable to issue any tickets after 16:30. Our new building for special exhibitions, the “Black Diamond” (“Schwarzer Diamant”), closes at 16:45.


Adults 6.50 €
Concessions 1) 3.00 €
Family ticket 2) 14.00 €
Annual pass 3) 15.00 €
Family annual pass 30.00 €

1) School pupils, students, trainees, unemployed, disabled; late entry after 15:30

2) Valid for 2 adults with up to 4 children (aged 6 - 17).

3) Valid for pass-holder only. Up to 3 adults accompanying pass holder pay only 3.00 € each.

Adults who have previously visited the planetarium get a 1 € discount on entry to the DBM. The admission price for children is reduced by 0.50 €.

How to get here

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
44791 Bochum
Visitor entrance: Europaplatz
Administration: Am Bergbaumuseum 28
Deliveries: Schillerstraße 23
By bus & train
We recommend coming by public transport.
From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station), take the U 35 towards Herne. Exit at "Deutsches Bergbau-Museum".
Further information can be found on the website of the VRR Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr.
By car
A 40, exit BO-Zentrum, follow signs towards city centre (Zentrum)
After about 2 km you will find the DBM on the left-hand side
A 43, exit Bochum Riemke/Zentrum, follow signs towards city centre (Zentrum)
After about 4 km you will find the DBM on the left-hand side
Visitors can park in either the public parking areas around the museum or the car park at the junction between Am Bergbaumuseum and Herner Straße. In the weekend the police parking building in Schillerstraße is also available for our visitors.

There are seven parking spaces for buses in front of the museum.

Cycle tourists

The local bike share system, metropolradruhr, has a station directly in front of the museum. Two major cycleways pass close by the museum: the Ruhrtal-Radweg (Ruhr Valley Cycleway), a 4-star route combining nature and culture, and allowing you to discover the Ruhr area, and the Erlebnis-Radweg Erzbahntrasse (Ore Railroad Cycleway), which crosses several spectacular bridge structures.


Visitors with reduced mobility can enter the museum without assistance via a lift next to the main entrance. Separately signposted parking spaces are available close to the entrance. The headframe is also accessible for wheelchair users, as are parts of the visitor mine.

Our museum offers a range of possible experiences for visitors with disabilities, and individually tailored tours are available for groups of disabled visitors. Please enquire in advance.

We will be happy to discuss any questions you may have before your visit.

Eating & drinking

Should you find yourself getting a little hungry as you explore the museum, a warm welcome awaits you at our cafeteria "Grubengold".

Monday closed
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
1 Jan, 1 May, 24 – 26 and 31 Dec closed

Museum shop

Allow yourself some time to browse through our museum shop in the basement. You can also look for a suitable souvenir online, from the comfort of home.

Museum shop


Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

Tel +49 (234) 5877 0
Fax +49 (234) 5877 111

Visitor information
Tel +49 (234) 5877 126/128
(except mondays)

Opening hours

Tue – Fri
8:30 – 17:00
Sat – Sun
10:00 – 17:00


6,50 €
3,00 €
Family card
14,00 €
Annual membership card
15,00 €
Annual membership
card for families
30,00 €