All you need to know about the mining and narrow-gauge railway museum and operating days with further details on the Muttenthalbahn can be found on this page.
The working group Muttenthalbahn has been based below Schloss Steinhausen directly by the river Ruhr in Witten-Bommern since 1989.
The used premises belong to the now defunct Zeche[colliery] Theresia which closed down as far back as 1892. This mine had played a role in the early days of the mining industry south of the Ruhr. Our working group had redeveloped the listed colliery buildings which now serve as a good homestead for the museum.
We wish you an enjoyable perusal of our page and are looking forward to welcome you in the museum!
Our latest report:
- Saison 2023
Also this year, we will have a lot of things to do and some are already done, for current information and photos, please have a look at our facebook page (which is in german only – sorry – but at least the photos will give you a good impression on what’s going on).
A short reminder: We would be very happy about some more donations to our donation-campaign at the Volksbank Bochum, which is available until the 14th of May.
But now, after several illness related postponements, we are very happy to welcome you again on next Sunday, 7th of May, 11 AM – 5 PM, to make some rounds with our train again. We also put the other dates for this year on the website.
The train is starting it’s tour every hour from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Parkplatz Nachtigallstrasse. Our small restaurant is awaiting you with fresh butter-waffles and a hot bockwurst, in addition to hot & cold drinks. Also our museum rooms will be opened.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have the permission to enter the area of Zeche Nachtigall, so our train has to reverse in the woods in front of the gate (without the option to get off the train there).
See you soon,