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Plakatmotiv Modern Times mit Fund: Marmeladentube

Your visit

Below you will find our opening hours, entrance fees and directions.

You can purchase your admission ticket before your visit in our Online-Ticketshop.

Opening hours

Monday: closed

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9.00–17.00

Thursday: 9.00–19.00

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11.00–18.00

The Museum is closed on the 24th, 25th and the 31st December, as well as on the 1st January. 

Admission fees

Special Exhibition

Adults: € 7,00

Adults in groups of at least 16 people: € 6,00 per person

People eligible for price reductions (*): € 3,50

Studio Exhibitions: 1,50 €

Admission free for children and young people up to the age of 17 as well as pupils when participating in a guided tour or program as part of a course (2 companions free)

* "Recipients of ongoing benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII", students, trainees, those doing federal voluntary service, members in the voluntary social and ecological year, severely disabled people with a degree of disability from 50% (if necessary - accompanying person free of charge against proof) are entitled to a reduction ).


Discount cards and cooperations:

Reduction with the LWL MuseumsCard: 50% discount

Discount with the RuhrTopCard: 20% discount

On presentation of a valid ticket for the special exhibition “The Most Recent Times” in the Ruhr Museum in Essen, the LWL-MAK grants a discount of 20% on the adult ticket and the reduced ticket of the special exhibition "Modern Times". In return, the Ruhr Museum grants reduced admission to the special exhibition "Recent Times" on presentation of a ticket for the "Modern Times" exhibition in the LWL-MAK Herne, i.e. € 4,00 instead of € 5,00.


Guided tours through the special exhibition:

€30,00 per hour. We recommend a guided tour of 1.5 hours!



Combi-ticket: permanent exhibition and special exhibition

Adults: 10,00 €

adults in groups of 16 or more: 8,00 €

Admission free for children and young people under 18 years and school classes


Take the bus to the museum for free: the LWL mobility fund

The LWL has set up a mobility fund that is intended to enable schools, daycare centers and kindergartens located in the LWL association area to apply for reimbursement of travel expenses to an LWL museum. Information on the mobility fund, the funding regulations and applications can be found here: The LWL Mobility Fund.


Getting here

By underground
U35, stop “Archäologie-Museum/Kreuzkirche” (from Herne train station or Bochum central train station)

By bus
lines 303, 311, 323, 324, 337, 367; stop “Archäologie-Museum/Kreuzkirche”
362, 312; stop: Kulturzentrum

By train
From Bochum central train station by underground U35 or from Herne train station 15 min. to walk

By car
Although the Museum itself has only two parking spaces, reserved for physically handicapped people (Berliner Platz/Schmiedestraße), there are multi-storey car parks close to the museum.

The Museum is the dark-red, cube-shaped brick building, whose entrance is situated opposite to the church.
The entrance and all public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible.

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