Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum GmbH
|Dr. Jochen Viehoff
|Exhibition design Working party led by
Prof. Ludwig Thürmer, Berlin
Prof. Gerhard Diel, Berlin
|40 HNF employees
external service staff
|Permanent exhibition area
|Special exhibition area
|550 m² and 900 m²
|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
|85 multimedia terminals with interactive applications created especially for the exhibition, 29 video and audio installations, two games platforms with 12 multimedia PCs
|coolMINT – the student laboratory of the University of Paderborn and the HNF
|Library and archive
|Computer history library and archive,
|7 conference rooms with variable seating arrangements ranging from 30 to 130 seats,
1 room for events from our educational museum programme
|700 m², 386 seats
|Wide range of printed and electronic media about the exhibition, educational media, games and souvenirs
|F7 | Café & Co.
|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
|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 number 11 takes you to the HNF. Get off at the "MuseumsForum" stop
|165 parking spaces in front of the building
|1992 to 1996
|October, 24th, 1996
|Number of guided tours
|51,436 (as at 31.12.2023)
|Number of events
|23,018 (as at 31.12.2023)
Board of Management: Martin Nixdorf, Dr. Horst Nasko, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Risch
|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.