Bergbau- und Industriemuseum Ostbayern

Useful Information

Location: Hammerherrenschloss, Theuern
Open: All year Tue-Sat 9-17, Sun, Hol 10-17.
Fee: Adults EUR 2, Children (6-16) EUR 1, Children (0-5) free, Students EUR 1.50, Disabled EUR 1.50.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 1.50, Children (6-16) EUR 1.
Classification: MineIron Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Bergbau- und Industriemuseum Ostbayern, Schloss Theuern, Portnerstraße 1, 92245 Kümmersbruck, Tel: +49-9624-832, Fax: +49-9624-2498. E-mail: contact
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1781 Hammerherrenschloss built.
1972 Bergbau- und Industriemuseum founded.
1978 Bergbau- und Industriemuseum opened to the public.



The Bergbau- und Industriemuseum Ostbayern is located at the Hammerherrenschloss in Theuern. Its theme is more or less the local iron industry. In several rooms the topics miners, smelters, mineral resources, industrialisation of eastern Bavaria, ceramics, glass, and minerals of the area. Numerous regional industrial monuments were relocated to the museum including a complete headframe with machine room.

The headframe with machine room of the closed mine Grube Bayerland near Waldsassen was built in the 1930s. In this decades the mining reached depths which made efficient elevators and massive headframe necessary. Wooden headframes from this time are destroyed today, and this steel headframe is probably one of the last.