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Kegelförmiger Glasturm und Nebengebäude der Glashütte Gernheim.

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.

Opening hours

Thursday – Sunday and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Final admission at 5 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)


LWL-Museum Glashütte Gernheim

Gernheim 12
32469 Petershagen

Tel: 05707 9311-0

Fax: 05707 9311-11

Admission charges

Adults: 6.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 5.00 euros
Reduced*: 3.00 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%.

Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

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The Gernheim Glassworks

LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage

Eight former work sites are united under the roof of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage. The unique industrial buildings are all architecturally fascinating. Events and exhibitions fill the houses with life, and link topics from the past with current issues. Thus the disused plants today form a versatile forum for industrial heritage.

The LWL-Industriemuseum preserves, researches and communicates the culture of the industrial age from the start to the present day.


LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage | Westphalian State Museum