The Gernheim Glassworks
The art of fire and sand
The impressive cone tower is the landmark of the Gernheim glassworks in Petershagen. It is 200 years old and one of the last buildings of its kind in Europe. Every day in our museum you can watch our glassmakers using a pipe, a wooden mould and scissors to make objects from the red-hot mass. They are then further refined by our engraver through cutting and engraving. In addition the early industrial factory village on the River Weser still contains workers' houses, the old basket weaving workshop and the large residential house belonging to the former owners of the glassworks. Here there are regular exhibitions of international glass art. So why not discover the special fascination of the material that is glass?
Intangible cultural heritage
Hand-made glass production is recognised as an intangible cultural heritage in Germany.
Thursday – Sunday and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Final admission at 5 pm
Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)
Adults: 4.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 3.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.00 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)