LWL Industrial Museum Zeche Hannover

Experience industrial culture in Bochum

It looks like a medieval castle, but was a mine. From 1857 to 1973, the Hanover colliery mined hard coal in its mighty Malakow Tower. In the machine hall, the large traction sheave of the steam engine from 1893 rotates during demonstrations. It is the oldest example that can be experienced in the Ruhr area at its original location. The highlight for the youngest is our “Zeche Knirps” mining playground.


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  • Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday14:00 - 18:00
  • Friday14:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday14:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday11:00 - 18:00
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