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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 70.000 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 17 November 2019
  • 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 18. November 2019 until 28. February 2020.

Entrance prices

  • Adults…………………………………………………………………………................. 8, 00 Euro
  • Children (6 to 14 years)……………………………………………………............. 4, 00 Euro
  • Family (2 adult persons + 2 own children under the age of 14 years) 20, 00 Euro
  • Saisonal ticket for adults…………………………………………………………..... 50, 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
- 170,00 Euro incl. museums entrance until 10 persons.
- Every additional Person pays 8,00 Euro

Group guides for children

- Maximum of 20 children per tour
- For children up to age of 5 years: 85, 00 Euro
- For children aged between 6 and 14: 170, 00 Euro
( Price incl. admission to museum and 2 accompanying persons )

Further Informations and Special Arrangements

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

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