Prices & Opening Hours

Opening hours

Tue - Sun 10 - 18 h

Also open on public holidays
(not on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)


valid from 01 July 2022

4 € Adults
2 € Reduced*      

* Pupils, students, trainees, recipients of ALG II and social assistance, recipients of assistance towards living costs or basic support in old age and in case of reduced earning capacity according to SGB XII, recipients of benefits according to the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, recipients of housing allowance according to the Housing Allowance Act, holders of the Velbert Passport.
Children and young people under the age of 18 are allowed to bring one accompanying person, who then pays reduced admission.
Free admission for children and young people under 18, Velbert schools and day-care centres, severely disabled persons with accompanying persons, members of the museum's support association, holders of the honorary work card, members of ICOM, new citizens, FSJ students.
Admission is free every third weekend of the month (except for special events).


The entire museum is accessible for wheelchair users. Access to the foyer, the permanent exhibition, the special exhibition and the disabled WC is at ground level and easily accessible with a wheelchair.

Seating is available in the permanent exhibition and additional mobile stools can be borrowed in the foyer. The exhibits are mainly visible when seated. The information on the exhibits can mainly be read while seated.

Step stools are available for children to borrow if required.

Assistance dogs may be brought into all relevant areas/rooms and will be looked after on request.

A tactile floor guidance system leads from the museum square into the foyer and from there through the tour of the permanent exhibition.

Text panels in the exhibitions are designed in easy-to-read, high-contrast lettering and can be recognized and reproduced by reading programs .

The exhibits are generally well illuminated. The information on the exhibits is mainly provided in writing.

Many of our events and offers are professionally supervised and are designed to be as inclusive as possible.

Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about accessibility.

Guided tours

We offer guided tours for adults as well as kindergartens and school classes.

Our guided tours




German lock and
fittings museum

Heinz-Schemken-Platz 1 (Navi: Oststr.12)
42551 Velbert

Public transport
bus stop "Velbert ZOB" is only a 5-minute walk from the museum and is served by all surrounding cities (e.g. Wuppertal and Essen).

Largely barrier-free footpath from the Velbert central bus station
(Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Velbert)

From Velbert central bus station, head east in the direction of Nedderstraße.
Follow Nedderstraße in a north-easterly direction to reach Bahnhofstraße.
Cross the traffic lights and continue straight ahead for approx. 110 meters (Nedderstraße becomes Bahnhofstraße). Stay left on the sidewalk and continue until you reach the intersection of Bahnhofstraße and Friedrichstraße.
Turn left onto the pedestrian zone of Friedrichstraße and follow it for about 110 meters until you reach the small intersection of Friedrichstraße and Kolpingstraße, where you turn right onto Kolpingstraße.
Follow Kolpingstraße for about 250 meters to the end.
There you will reach a traffic light with a tactile guidance system, which leads across Heinz-Schemken-Platz to the museum entrance. The guidance system is picked up in the foyer and leads from there to the permanent exhibition.

Please note that all sidewalks have obstacles on both the right and left, e.g. in the form of pillars, lanterns or flowerbeds, so please keep as central as possible. Please also note that all crossings are crossed by cars.

museum can be reached via the Niederbergbahn panoramic cycle path. Bicycle racks are available.

By car
museum can be reached via the A535, exit Velbert. You can park in the parking garage of the Stadtgalerie on Oststraße (opposite the new museum building). Pre-paid day tickets are available there.

Worth knowing