German Mining Museum

Local nameDeutsches Bergbau-Museum
LocationBochum-Mitte, Bochum, Germany

The German Mining Museum in Bochum or DBM is one of the most visited museums in Germany with around 365,700 visitors per year. It is the largest mining museum in the world, and a renowned research establishment for mining history.

Above-ground exhibitions, and a faithfully reconstructed show mine below the museum terrain give visitors insights into the world of mining. The main areas of research by the scientists are the History and Technology of Mining, and the Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Artefacts. As a research institute, the museum is a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community.

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Official Website


Phone +49-234-58770

Coordinates 51°29'19.931" N 7°12'58.672" E

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