Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum GmbH
|Director||Dr. Jochen Viehoff|
|Exhibition design Working party led by||Arbeitsgemeinschaft|
Prof. Ludwig Thürmer, Berlin
Prof. Gerhard Diel, Berlin
|Workforce||40 HNF employees|
external service staff
|Permanent exhibition area||6.000 m²|
|Special exhibition area||550 m² and 900 m²|
|Total area||18.000 m²|
|Collection||Objects relating to calculating, writing and printing, office automation and computer technology|
|Contents of the permanent exhibition||The cultural history of information technology in a time journey covering 5,000 years|
|Multimedia stations||85 multimedia terminals with interactive applications created especially for the exhibition, 29 video and audio installations, two games platforms with 12 multimedia PCs, software theatre|
|Student laboratory||coolMINT – the student laboratory of the University of Paderborn and the HNF|
|Library and archive||Computer history library and archive,|
|Seminar rooms||7 conference rooms with variable seating arrangements ranging from 30 to 130 seats, |
1 room for events from our educational museum programme
|Auditorium||700 m², 386 seats|
|Museumsshop||Wide range of printed and electronic media about the exhibition, educational media, games and souvenirs|
|Bistro||Cafe and restaurant with 240 seats|
|Construction Phase||1992 to 1996|
|Opening||October, 24th, 1996|
|Number of guided tours||46,398 (as at 31.12.2018)|
|Number of events||19,424 (as at 31.12.2018)|
Board of Management: Martin Nixdorf, Dr. Horst Nasko, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Risch
|Opening times||Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special arrangements on public holidays
|Admission||Adults 8 Euro, Reduced price 5 Euro,|
Family ticket 16 Euro
Return ticket: All admission tickets (except for group tickets) authorise the holder to visit the HNF a second time within twelve months of the original visit.
School classes will be admitted free of charge when registered in advance
|Bus||Bus number 11 takes you to the HNF. Get off at the "MuseumsForum" stop|
|Car park||165 parking spaces in front of the building|
|The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is sponsored by the Stiftung Westfalen, founded by Heinz Nixdorf. This foundation concentrates on promoting science and teaching in the field of information technology.|
Fürstenallee 7 in Paderborn
The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is not only the world's largest computer museum but also a modern conference centre.
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.