A Museum for everyone
At our Museum everyone can experience the world of X-rays and discover things for themselves.
We are a museum for everyone. In the Deutsches Röntgen-Museum adults, seniors, families, scientists, school classes, students, children and young people can discover the world of X-rays and even learn something new about medicine, science and technology. Our visitors can either go on a discovery tour for themselves or take advantage of our audio guide. These multi-media aids can be used for various purposes – and we will show our visitors just how much and what they can do right here at the museum.
And for all those wishing to learn a whole lot more about the world of X-rays, they should book a guided tour or enquire about the additional offers we have available. We always do our utmost to make every tour an experience and make sure there is something for everyone included.
Our acoustic accompaniment
Every visitor can quite individually tap into the world of the invisible with the assistance of our audio guide.
Discover it yourself
Our clever audio guide now offers all our visitors the option of navigating through our exhibition rooms for themselves. With the help of this small, technical aid, every visitor is able to keep track of things and never miss out on any fascinating information – since the voice in one’s ear always gives very clear guidance. Moreover, our audio guides are simple to use and very light to handle since they only have a weight of 100 grams.
Just key in the corresponding room number and the appliance will reveal the most important background information at the push of a button. In this way our visitors can decide for themselves which exhibit they would like to find out more about and how they would like to access and discover the world of X-rays. The audio guides have programmes for adults and children as well as special options for the visually impaired. And for all those interested persons from around the world, we offer an English version besides the German one. 50 audio guides are available at our front desk for Museum visitors – they can be borrowed free of charge, but you will be asked to leave a deposit. Since the number of audio guides is limited we would ask visitors in larger groups to make a corresponding booking in advance.
For visually impaired people
We are also quite prepared to go out ahead and guide our visitors through the rooms of our Museum.
Public guided tours
Once a week we offer general tours for individuals or small groups. This option is ideally suited for those wishing to gain a general insight, an introduction, into the core themes and topics our permanent exhibition is focused on.
One of our staff is waiting for interested visitors in the foyer of the Museum at 15.00 every Sunday. Museum guests can spontaneously take part in this approximately 60-minute long guided tour without any need to book in advance. This guided discovery tour costs €5.00 for adults and only €1.00 for children. We also offer a reduced price of €3.00. The group of persons eligible for a reduction can be seen here.
Group guided tours
We provide our visitors with a competent and trained guide for group guided tours. We lead the groups for 60 minutes through our permanent exhibition area and offer an in-depth insight. And anyone who still has not had enough can book a special scientific tour. This 100-minute programme also starts in the foyer of the Museum and is offered by the science-based specialists in our team. Moreover, our guided tours are not only available in German, but also in English to accommodate those visitors from all over the world that are also eager to learn. And to allow us to satisfy all wishes very individually, we would ask our visitors to let us know just what they want to know in advance if possible. Then the tour can begin.
Curious? Then simply book. We are only too pleased to pass our knowledge on to others and look forward to welcoming our guests. However, to ensure we have enough time for everyone, we would ask you to make an advance booking if you would like to take part in a group guided tour. In this way we can be sure that a member of the Museum’s staff is available that can answer any questions you may have on specific issues. Simply fill in our Registration Form, enter the desired date and number of participants and then send it to us, preferably 3 weeks before the planned arrival date. Please also note that we have fixed opening hours and that our last guided tour of the day generally begins at 16.00. It would be best for guests to arrange for a time/date for a guided tour that is within this time period. However, should this not be feasible, we will surely be able to find a solution. We can also organise special times/dates to be arranged for our visitors.
We can be reached by phone on:
+49 2191 / 16-33 84
Of course, a proposed time/date can also be communicated by fax or email:
Fax: 02191 / 16-3145
Or by post to:
Schwelmer Str. 41
Should a group with an advance booking be delayed by 15 minutes of the scheduled commencement of the tour and we have not been informed, the booking will be deleted from our system. If a guided tour or any other programme is not cancelled at least two workdays before the planned date, we shall have to charge the costs for the guide’s fees. In other words, it is always best to let us know so as to avoid this happening. Thank you!
School – simply different
Are you looking for an exciting excursion destination for your school classes? Perhaps we can help.
Is there a project day coming up at school, but the project is missing? And you don’t fancy going to the botanical gardens or the zoo yet again? We can offer an attractive alternative for school excursions: the German Röntgen Museum.
For all school groups that are eager to learn something new, we offer age-appropriate and fascinating guided tours through our permanent exhibition. This pedagogical offer is not only recommendable for all classes from the primary school to secondary school, it is also fitting for the very young researchers of playschool or pre-school age. To make sure that everything is adequately explained and that all questions can be answered, some 60 minutes should be scheduled for such a guided tour.
And for those that still have some time on their hands afterwards, they can continue along into our children’s Röntgen laboratory directly afterwards. Here, the pupils can attend over a 2-3-hour period various workshops in the so-called RöLab, events that offer pupils the possibility of carrying out fascinating experiments and of setting themselves interactive learning tasks. This enables our young guests to have a taste of laboratory life and to perhaps go home with a new career objective in mind.
Our young researchers
In our Mini-Club our youngest Museum experts act as guides.
The Mini-Club is a group of children aged 10 to 15 that have been trained in our Museum to become guides. The young experts have learnt everything over a full year about Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and his discoveries. Now they are ready to pass on their knowledge to other young researchers and to take them on an expedition through our exhibition.
The programme for young researchers
Everyone who has ever asked themselves how a doctor can so easily screen our bodies is right to be on a Mini-Club guided tour. Here, our guests are introduced into the fascinating history of X-rays for about 45 minutes by 1-2 trained members of the Club. To ensure that everyone can hear everything well, groups of more than 15 children are divided. Each group should be accompanied by a supervisory staff member. Of course, our young Museum experts are still regularly attending school themselves and are therefore only available in the afternoons during school time. In the school holidays, however, there are also Mini-Club guided tours in the mornings. These discovery tours are available for children older than 8 and should be booked in advance with the Museum’s office staff.
Our young researchers also find our weekly, public guided tours very much to their liking, tours that can be enjoyed spontaneously and without any advance booking. Except for the school holidays, this guided tour takes place every Sunday at 14.00. This programme also takes about 45 minutes. Anyone not wishing to come alone, can gladly bring along her or his parents and grandparents. All older visitors are however asked to exercise restraint as our youngest guests are the focus of attention on these tours.
Termine für öffentliche Führungen 2018:
7 January | 4 February | 4 March | 6 May | 3 June | 1 July | 2 September | 7 October | 4 November | 2 December.
A registration is not needed.
Our iPad rally
For younger and older pupils, the expedition gets under way with an iPad, app and challenging puzzles.
Museum visits always follow the same course: standing for ages in a queue and then listening to an endless monologue. But that is not the case with us! We send children and school groups on an exciting mission. Equipped with an iPad and the BIPARCOURS app, our primary school children have to solve challenging puzzles and interesting assignments. The answers and results are hidden in our exhibition rooms. To make sure that all the clues can be found, Fritz (the Museum mouse) is always at hand and shows the way to the most interesting spots and the most impressive exhibits. In this way the young discoverers can move freely around the Museum and playfully explore all the various thematic fields for themselves. The older schoolchildren are equipped with an app and get started on the “Röntgen Puzzle Course”. Of course, completely without Fritz and left entirely to their own devices, they can rise to the challenge presented by our Museum’s “Digital Theme Rally”. Quite by the way and almost automatically they learn everything about Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and his discovery. They come across questions that you have surely asked yourself some time: e.g. How are X-ray images created? What exactly are these so-called X-rays? Why are they called the way they are and what does it all have to do with this man Röntgen? And with a little bit of luck it is also possible to train one’s own “X-ray vision” during the rally – as our young scientists continually come across new X-ray images during the tour. These need to be examined. What can be seen on them? The answer surely leads to yet another clue or to a new task – but perhaps even to one’s goal!
Out of the school, into the lab
To work as Röntgen once did: we show children and young people just how to.
The German Röntgen Museum is much more than just a Museum for learning and generating amazement. It is a Museum for all discoverers and go-ahead people that themselves want to have a share in the world of science. True to the motto: “don’t just stand on the sidelines, but get into the thick of things”, we would particularly like to invite our young visitors to become researchers for themselves.
And which place could be better to do this than our Röntgen laboratory?
The Röntgen laboratory for school pupils – abbreviated RöLab – is the ideal facility to introduce schoolchildren to the fundamentals of radiation and its application within a medical and technical context. Here, everyone can become a scientist and for once feel like the great Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen once did. Of course, the young researchers will be supported in this by our skilled Museum staff. Exciting experiments are prepared together, experiments that are subsequently carried out by the schoolchildren for themselves. In this way they acquire some intriguing knowledge, and this in an interactive manner.
The tasks and assignments come from the areas of X-ray physics, radioactivity, medical science and material testing. We believe this to be a learning experience that the children will not forget so quickly.
Laboratory coat instead of party hat
Young researchers celebrate their “big day” with us surrounded by science.
You live and learn
We offer scientists, the interested and the inquisitive certified courses in radiation protection and sonography.
The German Röntgen Museum does not only preoccupy itself with the discoveries of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, but also on their impact on the present and our future. Röntgen’s research was revolutionary. And in order to spread the idea of Röntgen and his work and to pass on our knowledge to others, we offer specialised courses. Our skilled scientific staff have been specifically trained with this in mind. In cooperation with the Society for Medicine, Technology and Training at the German Röntgen Museum e.V. (GMTF), these members of the team offer radiation protection courses. The courses are in accordance with §18a of the German X-ray Regulation and §30 of the Radiation Protection Ordinance. Further, we are qualified to offer sonography courses – which take place regularly. We are able to implement these courses thanks to the support of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.
Anyone interested in taking part in one of these courses should simply contact the Museum’s office staff. They will provide enquirers with further information regarding dates, registration and costs. We also like to teach entire groups and can arrange for specially scheduled times whenever this may be necessary. In any case: please let us know as soon as possible.
Together, we honour and hold in high esteem Rontgen’s work and support scientific advances.
We will gladly answer any questions
Not learnt enough yet? We offer our visitors numerous lectures, workshops and seminars.
Of course, our lectures and speeches are not just boring monologues from the podium. Indeed, we would like to avoid just that. We invite those interested to our seminar rooms to participate in various themes – or stand at rather more unusual spots in the Museum to answer questions. We fill our rooms with diverse offers aimed at widening the scientific knowledge of our visitors. We provide thought-provoking impulses or discuss with all those present about just a single issue. That is just how Röntgen probably did it himself. At least he never stopped questioning and researching. In this sense – we have a lot ahead of us. Visitors can see our entire programme for lectures, seminars and working groups from our current Event Calendar.
The Museum’s learning network
There is strength in numbers – and that is the reason why we have got together.