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Luftaufnahme des Museumsgeländes der Glashütte Gernheim.


Glashütte Gernheim

Gernheim 12
32469 Petershagen

Tel: 05707 9311-0

Fax: 05707 9311-11

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10-18

Final admission 17

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays) and from 23. Dec. 2021 -1. Jan. 2022

Admission charges

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%.

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

For families

Explore the museum, try out the marble run and sound effects, experience a fascinating show production and in between unpack your picnic basket in the meadow - here there's always something for the whole family to enjoy!

The Museum Rally
Anyone who wants to explore the Gernheim glassworks on their own will get support from two glassmaker children, Auguste and Wilhelm. On the museum rally they will take kids on a journey of discovery through the glassworks. At the start of the rally they will be loaned a discovery card and a rucksack with utensils to be used during the rally. Tricky questions and exciting activities await the children at various stopping points. Anyone who manages to solve all the tasks can look forward to a little surprise!

Food and drink

At the moment the Gernheim glassworks does not possess its own catering service. Ice cream and cold drinks can be bought in the shop.

There are areas where you can enjoy any picnic you may have have brought with you. These include the manor house garden.

On the internet you will find a lot of information on restaurants and cafés in Petershagen and the surrounding area.


Dogs may be taken on a leash into the outdoor area. However, dogs are not allowed in the buildings, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

Ein Hund guckt zwischen Rohren und Ventilen hindurch.


You are welcome to photograph your activities during your visit. You can share your pictures on social media under #lwlindustriemuseum und #glashüttegernheim.
For commercial photos, prior consent must be obtained.

Eine Frau fotografiert in der Glashütte Gernheim.


The museum shop at the Gernheim Glassworks sells books and products from all the sites of the LWL Industrial Museum, like pit cloths and glass.
Open Tue - Sun 11.00 - 18.00. Tel. 0231 6961-202.

Zwei Männer giessen Stahl unter den neugierigen Augen der Museumsbesucher.

Arriving by car

Take the A2 towards Oberhausen or Hannover until the exit “Porta Westfalica”. Then take the B 482 in the direction of Porta Westfalica and drive on to Lahde, keep in the direction of Bremen and turn right off the B 61 in the direction of Ovenstädt until you reach the museum car park in Gernheim.

Our navigation address is:  Ovenstädter Straße, Höhe Haus Nr. 39.

Arriving by bus and rail

Take the bus from Minden/Westphalia central station  to Minden/Westphalia central bus station (ZOB) (these include line 6, line 7, line 10, line 509 or line 605). From the ZOB take the 501 in the direction of Petershagen and alight at "Petershagen Marktplatz". From "Petershagen Marktplatz", take bus number 530 in the direction of Uchte, or a taxi bus (please call 05231 977681 up to 30 minutes before departure) to "Petershagen-Ovenstädt Gernheim".