Museum – simply different

We guide our visitors through the fascinating world of the invisible.

Be active for yourself, experiment and follow in the footsteps of a truly great discoverer – that is the motto here in Remscheid.

Visit us in Remscheid-Lennep, the birthplace of the discoverer of X-rays. Here, we take our visitors on an exciting expedition and adventure tour and make the wold of the invisible one that can be perceived. We want to make the themes of medicine, science and technology tangible and into an intriguing project for all our visitors. In our Museum the focus is on being active for yourself. Not just to look and marvel but to try things out, experiment and navigate a way through the fascinating world of the invisible. Come and see for yourself and become a discoverer!

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Closed Mondays

+49 2191 / 16-3384

Schwelmer Str. 41
42897 Remscheid

Starting the expedition

We guide our visitors through the ingenious history of the development of X-rays.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was born on 27 March 1845 in the traditional cloth-making town of Lennep. The son of a textile manufacturing family also spent his early years here – before he had his great breakthrough in the year 1895. He discovered the rays that are today known the world over as X-rays during his time at the University of Würzburg. His work did not only revolutionise the entire field of medical diagnostics and therapy, it also paved the way for many high-tech applications, which we can probably benefit more from today than ever before. And subsequently, this brilliant physicist, discoverer and researcher was rightly awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. So a very intriguing expedition commences for our guests directly at the entrance area, continues past Röntgen’s discoveries, leads through the fascinating world of the invisible and concludes with today’s ingenious applications – in other words: excitement guaranteed!

Museum Flyer (PDF)

In particular, three things hold true for our visitors to the German Röntgen Museum: be active for yourself and get going on your very own discovery tour. Every journey is an expedition and adventure through the worlds of medicine, science and technology. In this respect we focus on diversity as well as on a multi-media and multilingual approach and make sure that every visitor can make her or his own individual discoveries. Quite in line with Röntgen’s motto: “I only feel happy when I can experiment”, everyone can become actively involved here. And because our visitors are so different to one another, we also offer age-related guided tours for the young and old – as well as a range of options for school classes and child groups. Here, for example, the Mini-Club target children attending primary school. However, we are absolutely certain that there is something for everyone here.

Signpost (PDF)
Ansicht des Geburtshaus von Konrad Röntgen

Where it all started

The German Röntgen Museum is situated just a stone’s throw away from Wilhelm’s birthplace.

Of course, the location of our Museum is not just a coincidence. The house where Röntgen was born is more or less just around the corner – barely 200 metres away from the Museum. And, admittedly, that was the reason for us to commit to the pioneering discoveries of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. His birthplace has been  modernised with the support of the German Radiological Society and is open for visitors from all over the world in the spring of 2020. But even today, the world of science is already setting its sights on the Röntgen Mecca in the Bergisches Land. And particularly than when the Röntgen Medal of the City of Remscheid is awarded to leading scientists and Nobel prize winners. And for all those scientists who would like to come along and marvel, the house of Röntgen’s birth is also offering various conference and event options.

Website of the Birthplace

Events in the Museum

Our Museum is a location where things happen – and we would like to show you here just what we have got planned to do and when.

Events in September 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
28. August 2023
29. August 2023
30. August 2023
31. August 2023
1. September 2023
2. September 2023
3. September 2023(2 events)

14:00: X-Club-Rundgang: Von Kindern für Kinder!

3. September 2023

15:00: Sonntagsvisite im Museum

3. September 2023

4. September 2023
5. September 2023
6. September 2023
7. September 2023
8. September 2023
9. September 2023
10. September 2023(1 event)

15:00: Sonntagsvisite im Museum

10. September 2023

11. September 2023
12. September 2023
13. September 2023
14. September 2023
15. September 2023
16. September 2023
17. September 2023(1 event)

15:00: Sonntagsvisite im Museum

17. September 2023

18. September 2023
19. September 2023
20. September 2023
21. September 2023
22. September 2023
23. September 2023(1 event)

Yalla - Remscheid, empower dich!

23. September 2023

Am 23.09.2023 findet im Deutschen Röntgen-Museum von 11-21 Uhr ein Empowerment Festival statt.

Wir freuen uns auf einen intensiven und inspirierenden Tag. Neben musisch-künstlerischen Angeboten und Liveacts wird es auch zwei Führungen durch das Museum geben, bei denen es um die Frage geht: Was hat Röntgen eigentlich mit Rassismus zu tun?

Die Teilnahme an den Workshops ist kostenlos. Um eine vorherige Anmeldung bis zum 22.09.2023 wird jedoch gebeten.

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Bitte beachten: Aufgrund des Festivals ist das Museum für den regulären Publikumsverkehr an diesem Tag geschlossen.

Das Festival ist eine Kooperation zwischen dem Kommunalen Integrationszentrum, dem Deutschen Röntgen-Museum, der Welle gGmbH und NRWeltoffen.


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24. September 2023(1 event)

15:00: Sonntagsvisite im Museum

24. September 2023

25. September 2023
26. September 2023
27. September 2023
28. September 2023
29. September 2023
30. September 2023
1. October 2023(2 events)

14:00: X-Club-Rundgang: Von Kindern für Kinder!

1. October 2023

15:00: Sonntagsvisite im Museum

1. October 2023