German lock- and fittings museum


Since October 2021, the German lock- and fittings Museum has been presenting around 1000 exhibits and a large exhibition area in a modern new building and the historic Villa Herminghaus.
Velbert was and still is a center of the German locking and security industry. In the museum, visitors go on an exciting journey through 4000 years of inventiveness in the service of security - from the ancient Egyptians to the Roman Empire and the Renaissance to industrialization.

Since then, the development of locking technology has been constantly changing in order to protect people and their property from increasingly sophisticated burglary methods. It is the only scientifically managed museum for locking and security technology worldwide and invites you to try it out with interactive and multimedia stations as well as functional models.

Good to know

Opening hours

Christmas Eve - New Year closed
Days off: Monday


  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for groups

  • for school classes

  • for families

foreign languages

German, English

Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility

  • changing room

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

From the North/South on the A535 take exit 2-Velbert, continue north on Metallstrasse. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Bahnhofstrasse, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Höferstrasse. Continue on Sternbergstraße, continue on Thomasstraße, turn left onto Kolpingstraße. The German lock- and fittings Museum is on the right-hand side.

Price information

Price adult: 4,00 €
Reduced price: 2,00 €
Free admission for children and young people under the age of 18, Velbert schools and daycare centers, severely disabled people with accompanying persons, members of the museum's support group, holders of the volunteer card, members of the ICOM, new citizens, FSJler_innen.

The costs for children's birthday parties and other special events can be found on the provider's website.

Admission is free every third weekend of the month. This excludes special events.
Information on reduced prices: Pupils, students, trainees, recipients of ALG II and social assistance, recipients of help with living expenses or basic security in old age and in the case of reduced earning capacity according to SGB XII, recipients of benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, recipients of housing benefits according to the Housing Benefits Act, owners of the Velbert Pass, persons accompanying children and young people under the age of 18

Contact person: in

City of Velbert
Kolpingstrasse 34
42551 Velbert



German lock- and fittings museum
Kolpingstrasse 34
42551 Velbert