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The Zollern Colliery

The Zollern Colliery

Mining and culture in a "castle of labour"

The Zollern colliery in Dortmund is one of the most beautiful testimonies to Germany's industrial past. The engine house with its stained-glass Art Nouveau entrance is an industrial heritage icon made of steel and glass. Explore this "castle of labour", look behind the magnificent brick facades, climb the pithead frame, follow the path of coal and immerse yourself in a world of heavy labour underground.

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10 am - 6 pm
Final admission 5.30 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)


LWL-Museum Zeche Zollern

Grubenweg 5
44388 Dortmund

Tel: 0231 6961-211

Admission charges

Adults: 5.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 4.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.50 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.

Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

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LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage

Eight former work sites are united under the roof of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage. The unique industrial buildings are all architecturally fascinating. Events and exhibitions fill the houses with life, and link topics from the past with current issues. Thus the disused plants today form a versatile forum for industrial heritage.

The LWL-Museum preserves, researches and communicates the culture of the industrial age from the start to the present day.


LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage | Westphalian State Museum