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Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Am Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 234 58770
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A must see

Hard to believe this coal mine was once in the middle of the center of the old town. Although the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian T
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Most interesting, and well done!

We only had time to take the tour, but really enjoyed it. The tour was in German but was able to... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Dr-Ing-Dchen
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The extraction, processing and utilization of mineral geo-resources, subsumed here under the term ‘mining’, is a subject with great significance for the development of human civilization. The global importance of mining is increasing today, and...more
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Am Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 234 58770
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to believe this coal mine was once in the middle of the center of the old town. Although the descriptions were in German, you could get an idea of what the various types of equipment were and how they evolved over the years. There...More

1  Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We only had time to take the tour, but really enjoyed it. The tour was in German but was able to follow most of what was said. Sometimes the guide repeated few interesting facts in English, as I was the only non-native German on the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Even though there was no English translation you still got the idea of the history of mining. Guide was decent. No one laughed at his jokes. They are renovating so may even be better when it’s done.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

As a coal miner, it was nice to visit a piece of German mining history. Our tour was guided, but our host for our trip actually started his career in this mine. His childhood home was within view of the main entrance. As someone involved...More

Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It might be a great museum but for the upcoming years the biggest part of the museum is closed, due to a great renovation. However, the underground tour is still on. And yes, that's a great experience. In 2020 the score might be higher than...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This kind of tour is unfortunately in short supply the world order. An extensive underground tour in a mine shaft with information in English, it offers children the opportunity to fidget and mess around with heavy machinery, and a chance for all to sympathize with...More

Thank Piero C
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

The museum is honestly pointless. Nothing is labelled and there's no information so you just end up walking around in the dark and dirt looking at big contraptions thinking 'neat' for an hour. Would not advice if you have health conditions as it gets really...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great location to see the industrial revelation of the Ruhr area. Very interesting for kids to understand how the mining worked in the early days. What was disappointing no other language available other then German

Thank Frank v
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent an excellent couple of hours at this museum on 23rd March 2017. The tour below ground is very well laid out taking you through mining through the ages. The guide spoke entirely in German but we were given a booklet with some English...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

My Grandfather used to work in a coal mine for 20 years, so a visit to this museum was a great honor for me. The tunnels, the machines, everything were amazing, driving us back to the "black" years my opa had described us so many...More

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