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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 will...more
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Am Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
All reviews coal mine mining industry guided tour earlier times big machines interesting place mine shaft various types closed due one of a kind equipment elevator tower information technology simulation history
I didnt quite figure out if the safts you can visit were once part of a real mine or a simulation. But the museum course gives you quite an impression of how things were done. It focuses in the decades after the Wirtschaftswunder so mainly...More
Very interesting museum about historic mining life in the "Ruhrgebiet" : last coal-mine in Germany will be closed at the end of this year.
Explanations are in Englisch and German;I recommend going on a guided tour where you get much more first-hand information by a...More
The explanations are in German and English but it would be worth to go on a guided tour to see the big machines in action. We just went by ourselves and thought that it was an interesting walk through the history of mining and could...More
This is an unusual museum with tours that take you down into a coal mine and shows you how coal was dug. It was very interesting. The displays were very well done. The museum is currently being renovated so not all of it is open.
A very interesting adventure into the mining life of the "Ruhrgebiet". Maybe enhanced by me marrying into a Bochumer miner family many years ago but still an adventure for all ages . Well worth a visit..Glueck A.uf.
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
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