Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum Zeche Theresia

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Location: Witten.
A43 exit Witten-Herbede.
Open: APR to OCT 1st + 3rd Sun, Hol 10-17:30.
Train leaves every 50 min.
Fee: Adults EUR 2,50, Children (6-14) EUR 1,30, Family (2+3) EUR 6.
Classification: MineCoal Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Muttenthalbahn e.V., Nachtigallstraße 27-33, 58452 Witten-Bommern
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1892 Zeche Theresia closed.
1986 Foundation of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Muttenthalbahn e.V..
1989 start of development.
2002 opened to the public.


The Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum Zeche Theresia (Mine and Field Train Museum Theresia Colliery) is a technical museum dedicated to the preservation and demonstration of mine trains. It is located at the former colliery Theresia in Witten-Bommern at the southern shore of the Ruhr river. The museum shows only mine trains, there is no mining exhibitin or show mine. Together with the nearby show mine Grube Nachtigall (Nightngale Colliery) it is part of the Bergbauwanderweg Muttental (mining heritage trail Muttental).

The exhibition includes almost 100 locomotives and some 200 cars, originating form the Ruhrgebiet mining area and from the peat mines of nearby Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). There are some English cars, which were used during World War I behind the Belgian frontier. For the presentation of the mining trains, the non profit organization whch maintains the museum built a new track. It runs from the parking lot Nachtigallstraße through the museum premises at Theresia Colliery to the Westfälisches Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall nearby.