Information and Service
6. May – 25. October 2020
Wednesday - Saturday 14 - 18.00
Sundays and public holidays 11 - 18.00
The Kids' Colliery
Free play area on Saturday 2 - 6 pm, and on Sundays and public holidays 11 - 6 pm
Booked groups Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 6 pm
Food and drink
At weekends and on public holidays during museum opening hours, the catering facilities at the Hannover colliery offer a selection of refreshments and snacks. When the weather is fine, you can sit outside in our beer garden in the green surroundings. In bad weather, tables and seats are available in the ventilation building.
You can also bring your own food and drinks. Tables and benches are available for picnics in the open spaces.
Group catering can be arranged in advance, and you can also plan your private party in the restaurant. Please contact the catering department at the Hannover colliery directly.
The "Kids' colliery" is one of the most popular destinations for families in the Ruhr area. Here children can play and simultaneously learn about the workings of a coal mine.
It is open for free play under the supervision of our education staff from 27. March to 25. October 2020:
Saturday 14 - 18.00
On Sundays and public holidays 11 - 18.00
Our children's mine has everything needed for working in a real colliery: an underground and an above-ground area, a conveyor belt, lorry tracks, a hoisting engine, and plenty more . That said, the Kids' Mine extracts gravel instead of coal, using a technology that was developed in the Hannover colliery in 1876 and is still used in mining operations worldwide.
The green areas around the children's mine are ideal for picnics. Please ask for information about our offerings for children's birthdays.
Flözians Treasure Trove
The quirky mining ghost "Flözian" invites the very young to visit his treasure trove. He came here from Upper Silesia 150 years ago, and wrote down important experiences from the history of the colliery in his underground diary, as well as storing fabulous treasures in his chamber. Here children can discover objects from over 100 years of mining history.
Dogs may be taken on a leash into the outdoor area. However, dogs are not allowed in the buildings, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.
You are welcome to photograph your activities during your visit. You can share your pictures on social media under #lwlindustriemuseum und #zechehannover.
For commercial photos, prior consent must be obtained.
The museum shop at the Hannover Colliery sells books, souvenirs of the Ruhrgebiet, toys and products from all the sites of the LWL Industrial Museum, like pit cloths and glass.
Open Thu - Fri 14.00 - 18.00 and Sat and Sun 11.00 - 18.00
Arriving by car
A 40, exit “Bochum-Hamme”:
Take the B 226 Dorstener Straße towards Herne-Eickel to the 3rd crossing on the left Riemker Straße, and head towards Herne-Eickel on the Magdeburger Straße. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit into Edmund-Weber-Straße. At the 2nd traffic light turn left into Hordeler Straße in Eickel and Günnigfelder Straße until you reach the museum parking lot.
A 43, exit “Herne-Eickel”:
Take the L657 Holsterhauserstraße in the direction of Herne-Holsterhausen, turn left onto the B 226 Dorstener Straße, continue in the direction of Bochum to the 3rd crossing on the right, and follow Riemker Straße in the direction of Herne-Eickel, then Magdeburger Straße. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit into Edmund-Weber-Straße. At the 2nd traffic light turn left into Hordeler Straße in Eickel and then into Günnigfelder Straße until you reach the museum parking lot.
Arriving by bus and rail
Alight at "Hannoverstraße" on bus line 368 (from Wanne-Eickel Hbf, in the direction of Ruhrpark, or from Bochum Hbf, in the direction of Wanne-Eickel). Take the footpath via Hannoverstraße and Grubenweg to the colliery site: approx. 300 meters.
Alight at "Röhlinghauser Straße" on bus line 390 (from Herne Bf., in the direction of Bochum-Dahlhausen, or from Bochum, Wattenscheid-Höntrop S, in the direction of Herne) Take the footpath along Günnigfelder Straße for about 400 meters
You can find current bus timetable information at: www.vrr.de