Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn

Tu – Fr: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sa – So:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

Guided tour

Travel information

The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Paderborn invites you on a tour of discovery and hands-on exploration! Come and experience the history, present and future of information technology over 6,000 m² of floorspace, from the first written characters, via typewriters and calculating machines all the way to early computers and present-day robots. The world’s biggest computer museum is an exciting destination for people of all ages and a lively event venue.
  • Before we get to heaven, there´s life on earth, and it is here that we must build a socially just society.
    Heinz Nixdorf, 1986
  • There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
    Ken Olson, 1977
  • The Internet? Is that thing still around?
    Homer Simpson
  • Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
    Steve Wozniak
  • Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
    Popular Mechanics, 1949
  • Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time.
    Bill Gates, 2004

Guided tours

Take a trip through 5,000 years of history and get to know inventors, entrepreneurs, historical machines and the latest technological developments in the process.

F7 | Café & Co.

The museum café with its modern ambience invites you to eat, drink and relax.

Birthday at the museum

A trip to the HNF turns a birthday party with friends into a real highlight.

Accessibility certified

As part of the national designation “Travel for Everyone”, the HNF has been certified and now bears the distinction “accessibility certified”.

Multimedia Guide

The multimedia guide can be borrowed free of charge.


Museum highlights

54 fascinating photos provide an overview of the main objects in the museum, from the clay tablet to the robot.

Virtual tour

Get an extremely realistic virtual impression of the HNF with the 360-degree panoramas!

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