All sites are open.
A prerequisite for visiting the LVR Industrial Museums is proof of complete vaccination or recovery or a negative Corona citizen test. Pupils with a school card from NRW are considered to have been tested. Children up to the age of 7 do not need a test.
Papiermühle Alte Dombach
51465 Bergisch Gladbach
Regular opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 - 17 hours
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11 - 18 hours
For school classes the museum opens at 9 o’clock on week days upon request.
The laboratory paper machine is demonstrated at the following times:
Tuesday to Friday: 11.30 hours, 13 hours 14.30 hours & 16 hours
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 12.30 hours, 14 hours, 15.30 hours & 17 hours
It is possible to make paper at the big vat at any time. Please consult the museum staff at the site.
Open on the following public holidays:
Easter Sunday (4.4.), Labour Day (1.5.), Ascension Day (13.5.), Whitsunday (23.5.), Whitmonday (24.5.), Corpus Christi (3.6.), German Unity Day (3.10.), All Saints’ Day (1.11.)
Closed on the following public holidays:
Good Friday (2.4.) and Easter Monday (5.4.)
Closure for Carnival:
Weiberfastnacht (Thursday before Lent) (11.2.) up to and including Shrove Tuesday (16.2.)
All LVR-Industriemuseum sites are closed from 24.12.2021 up to and including 1.1.2022.
Free entrance for everyone: 1st Friday in the month
Regular entrance fee: 5 €, reduced 4,50 € (students, severely disabled persons unemployed persons upon presentation of a welfare card or another official document), groups from 10 persons 4 € per person
Children and adolescents (up to 18 years): Entrance free
School classes (with up 2 accompanying persons): Entrance free
Refugees can visit the museums of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland free of charge. In this way the LVR wants to help refugees to familiarise themselves with the history and the culture of the Rhineland. To obtain free entrance it is necessary to show an official certificate. Entrance is also free of charge for persons accompanying the refugees (max. 2 persons per group).
The LVR-Museumskarte entitles you to free entrance to the LVR and LWL museums for one year as from the date of purchase.
DB Abo & mehr: 25 %
NRW-Ehrenamt: 50 %
Rheinischer Verein: 25 %
Sauerländischer Gebirgverein: 25%
Entrance free: RuhrTopCard (1x per year), RheinlandCard (1x per year), Members of Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V, Associations of Friends of the LVR-Industriemuseum, Members of Deutscher Museumsbund, Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), Juleica (JugendleiterIn-Card), LVR staff (including pensioners and retirees), recipients of benefits from LVR incl. an accompanying person, Rheinlandtaler-Träger, Members of the Association of Friends of the Stiftung NRW
Price for Guided Tours (up to 25 persons):
Normal group guided tours for adults: 50 €
Normal group guided tours for children’s groups and school classes: 45 €
Guided tours in foreign languages (English): 55 €
Separate entrance fees apply for temporary exhibitions and events.
Tickets for the Papiermühle Alte Dombach (Paper Mill) can be purchased at the site or in advance from our Webshop.
We are happy to loan you an audio-guide to accompany you individually to the various stations of the exhibition.
Languages: German, German Simple Language, English, French, Dutch
Persons with a hearing impairment can make an independent tour using a multi-media guide. On the guide display a sign language interpreter explains the topics in the museum. The loan of the guide is free of charge.
Please consult the museum staff at the site.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are exempt from this.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 - 18.30 hours. When the weather is warm the terrace is open longer.
Closed from 1.11.2020 to 1.3.2021
Tel. 02202 2515309
Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Fax: 02234 9921300
Bus stop: Dombach
Environment zone: no
Environment zone: no
Environmental zone: no
Environment zone: no
There is another car park on the Dombach-Sander-Straße (free of charge, at a distance of approx. 300 Metres). This can only be used during the opening hours of the museum.
There are two marked disabled parking spaces available on Kürtener Straße.
The distance between the bus stop and the museum is approx. 300 metres.
Arriving from the town centre:
Arriving from direction of Kürten:
The path follows an asphalted pavement. There is, however, a short steep embankment.