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The Upper Harz Mining Museum in Clausthal-Zellerfeld –

one of Germany's oldest technology museums

 
The Upper Harz Mining Museum in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, founded in 1892, is one of the oldest technical museums in Germany and displays the development of metal ore mining in the Upper Harz from the Middle Ages to its end in 1930. The comprehensive museum collection includes historic technical models and films, valuable coins as well as the first steel cable in the world. The highlights of your visit to the museum will also include the 200 year old shaft building with an authentically reconstructed mine tunnel that you can visit as well as other original mining installations on the open-air site.

As part of the project TRAFO: HARZ|MUSEUMS|WORLD HERITAGE TRANSFORMS A REGION the exhibition areas at the Upper Harz Mining Museum have been updated. You can get a first impression of the new elements of the exhibition in the videos below:

Video 1: Overview – Oversized display cabinets for the mining model collection, a selfie station and much more.
Video 2: Highlight – Discover the way an Upper Harz mine worked on the example of the Dorotheer Rösche Mine!
 

On the open-air site of the Mining Museum you can discover …

On the open-air site of the Mining Museum you can discover …

© Tim Schenkel

… a 200-year-old shaft building …

.… a 200-year-old shaft building …

© Tim Schenkel

… and other original mine installations such as a horse capstan, a wheel chamber and this ore processing plant.

… and other original mine installations such as a horse capstan, a wheel chamber and this ore processing plant.

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You can take a vintage selfie of your museum visit in original clothing and share it with the world.

You can take a vintage selfie of your museum visit in original clothing and share it with the world.

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Book your tour of the Upper Harz Water Management System with a specially trained World Heritage Guide here at the Upper Harz Mining Museum.

The museum also includes World Heritage monuments at other locations at Clausthal-Zellerfeld:
Ottiliae Shaft
Kaiser Wilhelm II Shaft
Rosenhof Wheel Chambers

OVERVIEW MAP

CONTACT

Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum
Bornhardtstr. 16
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Tel. +49 5323-98950
info@bergwerksmuseum.de
www.bergwerksmuseum.de

 

OPENING TIMES

daily 10:00 - 17:00
Closed on 24th and 31st December

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Highlight

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