Regular opening hours (3.4. - 23.10.2022):
Sundays 13 - 17 h
From 24.10.2022 the Oelchenshammer is in winter break.
Open on the following public holidays:
Easter Sunday (4/17/2022), Labor Day (5/1/2022), Ascension Day (5/26/2022), Whit Sunday (6/5/2022), Whit Monday (6/6/2022), Corpus Christi (6/16/2022)
Closed on the following public holidays:
Good Friday (15.4.2022), Easter Monday (18.4.2022), German Unity Day (3.10.2022)
Normal entrance fee: 3 €, reduced 2.50 € (Students, severely disabled persons, unemployed persons upon presentation of a welfare card or another official document), groups from 10 persons 2.50 € per person
Children and adolescents (up to 18 years): Entrance free
School classes (with up to 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 Gebirgsverein: 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
Guided tours (up to 25 persons):
Normal group guided tours for adults: 45 €
Normal group guided tours for children and school classes: 40 €
Guided tours in a foreign language (English): 50 €
Please note that dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are exempt from this.
Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Please note: In the period from 09.05.22 - 03.07.22 different service hours apply (Mon - Fri 10 - 17 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Fax: 02234 9921300
Bus stop: Engelskirchen Bickenbach or Madonna
From the A4 (Köln-Olpe) take exit 23 / Engelskirchen then drive along the L302 in the direction Marienheide to the boundary of Bickenbach. Opposite the Remshagener Straße turn right into Oelchensweg. The Oelchenshammer (Forging Hammer) is signposted before the town boundary.