© Stadt Borken (Hessen)

Hessian Lignite Mining Museum

Short facts

  • Borken

In the open-air museum, bucket-wheel and bucket-chain excavators, turbines and power station boilers illustrate coal mining above ground and the process of generating electricity. A visitor train also runs through the theme park on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and there are play and experimental areas for children. The "Borkener See" nature conservation information center demonstrates how former open-cast mines are transformed into "second-hand landscapes".

Above ground, the Coal & Energy theme park explains the extraction of lignite in open-cast mines and the process of generating electricity from it. The 3.5-hectare open-air area includes large-scale mining equipment, including bucket wheel and bucket chain excavators, rotating drilling equipment and an ensemble of historic mining locomotives. Numerous pieces of equipment are presented in demonstration mode.

A visitor train runs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. There are play and experimental areas for children. In the "Borkener See" nature conservation information center, you can find out how "second-hand landscapes" are created from former open-cast mines.

After your visit to the museum, you can fortify yourself in the museum café Kohldampf in the theme park.

You can also visit the visitor gallery of the Hessian Lignite Mining Museum.

Guided tours for groups, school classes and children's birthday parties are possible at any time during the season by arrangement.

Opening hours:

The theme park is closed from 30.10.2023 to 07.01.2024.

Season start is on 24.03.2024 from 11 am - 5 pm

Train ride:
Saturday and on Sundays and public holidays:

3 pm: guided tour from the train (approx. 1 hour)
4 pm: round trip with the visitor train (approx. 15 minutes)

Registration is not required. 

Groups and school classes of 15 or more people as well as children's birthday groups can arrange individual tour times and should register their visit here.

Am Freilichtmuseum 1

34582 Borken

Deutschland


Phone: +49 5682 808271

E-mail:

Website: www.braunkohle-bergbaumuseum.de

General information

Openings
Sunday, 14.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Monday, 15.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Monday, 15.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 17.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 18.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 18.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Friday, 19.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Friday, 19.07.2024 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 20.07.2024 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 21.07.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Easter Monday
10.04.2023 11:00 - 17:00
Summer Season
24.03.2024 - 27.10.2024
Whit Monday
29.05.2023 11:00 - 17:00
Labor Day
01.05.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Ascension
18.05.2023 11:00 - 17:00
Good Friday
07.04.2023 11:00 - 17:00
Corpus Christi
08.06.2023 11:00 - 17:00
anniversary of German unification
03.10.2024 11:00 - 17:00
Winter Season
Geschlossen: 30.10.2023 - 23.03.2024
Geschlossen: 24.12.2024
Christmas Day
Geschlossen: 25.12.2024
Second Christmas Holiday
Geschlossen: 26.12.2024
New Year's Eve
Geschlossen: 31.12.2024
New Year
Geschlossen: 01.01.2025
Eligibility
  • for families
Payment Options
  • Cash
Price info

Admission prices

Adults - from 18 years: 4 €

Pensioners: 3 €

Severely disabled - from 50%: 3 €

Youth - 14 - 17 years: 3 €

Children - under 13 years: 1.5 €

Infant - under 7 years: 0 €

 

Directions

Kostenloser Museumsparkplatz

More info

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