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The Railway Museum Bochum is one of the largest private museums of its type in Germany today.
It is mainly maintained and enlarged by voluntary employees.
Since 1977 the museum is based on the site of an old locomotive depot built during World War I.
Its most striking features are the roundhouse with 14 tracks and the water tower (still in use).

On the 46.000 square metres area are displayed more than 120 historical railway vehicles. They give a comprehensive overview of the development of German locomotives and carriages from 1853 up to the present.

Important and trend-setting locomotive types can be seen as well as significant passenger and freight cars. Many exhibits are rarities. In some cases they have been saved from scrapping. Some of them are - according to what is known - the last remaining exemplars.


On Sundays and public holidays a lever handcar and a narrow - gauge railway are at your service.
We also offer free guided tours.
On these days a historical rail bus shuttles between the museum and the station at Bochum-Dahlhausen.
Visitors arriving by public transport can use this rail bus to get to the museum.

Opening Period

  • From 1 March to 13 November
  • Tuesday to Friday / on Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.
  • Sunday / public holidays 10.00-17.00
  • Monday and Saturday CLOSED
  • Last admission into exhibitions 16.00
  • The museum is closed for winter break from 14. November 2016 until 28. February 2017.

Entrance prices

  • Adults…………………………………………………………………………............... 7, 50 Euro
  • Children (6 to 14 years)……………………………………………………........... 4, 00 Euro
  • Family (2 adult persons + 2 own children under the age of 14 years) 19, 00 Euro
  • Day ticket for adults…………………………………………………………........... 40, 00 Euro
  • Ticket prices differ for special events!

Guided Tours & more

Guided group tours for adults

- In German or English
- Maximum of 30 people per tour
- 140 Euro incl. museums entrance until 10 persons.
- Every additional Person pays 7,00 Euro

Group guides for children

- Maximum of 20 children per tour
- For children up to age of 5 years: 70, 00 Euro
- For children aged between 6 and 14: 140, 00 Euro
( Price incl. admission to museum and 2 accompanying persons )

Further Informations and Special Arrangements

please contact under email : info@eisenbahnmuseum-bochum.de

Events

Join-the-Driver-Rides

On special days it is possible to participate in a ride in the driver’s cab of a steam locomotive. There you can peer over the engine driver’s and the fireman’s shoulders.
You can see and feel how a steam locomotive is operating. In addition to that you get general information’s about the technology of a steam locomotive.
Dates in 2016 : 15. May, 19. June, 17. July (children day), 14. August (children day), 16. October 2016
Ticketpricing : Adults € 5,50 / Children (6 - 14 years) € 3,50



Children's Days - for our little guests.

Locomotives and other vehicles are explained to the children in an easily understandable way.
The rail bus nicknamed “Schweineschnäuzchen” (little pig snout) will be in operation just as the lever handcar and the narrow-gauge railway.
In addition to that there are participation activities, games and rides in an engine driver cabin.

Our big turntable is also in operation. It’s normally used for turning the big locomotives. Just for fun the children can use during these days the turntable as a special merry-go-round.
Mommy, daddy, grandma and grandpa are also cordially invited to take part in fun activities.
Dates in 2016 : 17. July en 14. August 2016
Admission: Adults € 7,50 / Children (6 - 14 years) € 4,00


Museum Days - a real railway experience

During our museum days locomotives of other museums are joining us. These special guests are helping us in presentations.
The historic rail bus runs a shuttle transport service according to a schedule. We also offer our popular “Join-the-Driver-Rides”. A big vehicle show and a souvenir sale complete our program.
A special tip: On these Sundays there is a market for model railway friends.
Coffee, cake, beer and grill dishes complete our program.
Dates in 2016 : 16/17 April and 17/18 September 2016
Admission: Adults € 9,50 / Children (6 - 14 years) € 5,00

Tickets

  • Adults: € 7.50
  • Children (6-14 years): € 4.00
  • Family (2 adults plus their children): € 19.00
  • Please ask for our group benefits and guided tours.
  • Ticket prices differ for special events!

Address and Contact:

Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum
Dr.-C.-Otto-Straße 191
D-44879 Bochum

Fon : +49 (0)234 492516

Email : info@eisenbahnmuseum-bochum.de
Net : www.eisenbahnmuseum-bochum.de

Due to limited parking space we recommend using public transport for your event visit.

Historic Railbus Shuttle

Historic Railbus Shuttle on Sundays and Public Holidays
(Schedule may be subject to change)

Tickets: Adults € 2.00 / Children (6-14 years) € 1.00 / Family (2 adults plus their children) € 4.00

1. sunday in month

Departure from Museum                      
10:14 10:44 11:14 12:14 13:14 13:44 14:02 14:32 15:02 15:32 16:12 16:32
Arrival S-Bahnhof Dahlhausen                      
10:19 10:49 11:19 12:19 13:19 13:49 14:07 14:37 15:07 15:37 16:17 16:37
Departure from S-Bahnhof Dahlhausen                      
10:23 10:53 11:23 12:23 13:23 13:53 14:23 14:41 15:11 15:41 16:21 16:41
Arrival im Museum                      
10:28 10:58 11:28 12:28 13:28 13:58 14:16 14:46 15:16 15:46 16:26 16:46

2./ 3./ 4. and 5. sunday in month

Departure from Museum                      
10:14 10:44 11:14 11:44 12:14 12:44 13:14 14:02 15:02 15:22 16:02 16:32
Arrival S-Bahnhof Dahlhausen                      
10:19 10:49 11:19 11:49 12:19 12:49 13:19 14:07 15:07 15:27 16:07 16:37
Departure from S-Bahnhof Dahlhausen                      
10:23 10:53 11:23 11:53 12:23 12:53 13:23 14:23 15:11 15:31 16:11 16:41
Arrival im Museum                      
10:28 10:58 11:28 11:58 12:28 12:58 13:28 14:16 15:16 15:36 16:16 16:46