Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

Closed for maintenance from August 19 to 26, 2024!

High days and holidays

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We are open from 10 am to 6 pm on all other public holidays and look forward to welcoming you to the HNF!

Current admission charges


Groups of 10 or more:

Adults 8,00 € 5,00 €
Reduced price * 5,00 € 3,00 €
Family ticket 16,00 €  
Guided tour 45,00 €   

Admission charges from 27 August 2024


Groups of 10 or more:

Adults 10,00 € 7,00 €
Reduced price * 7,00 € 5,00 €
Family ticket 20,00 €  
Guided tour 50,00 €   
Return ticket: All admission tickets (except for group tickets) authorise the holder to visit the permanet exhibition a second time within twelve months of the original visit.

* Reduced prices for Children and adolescents up to 18, schoolchildren, students, trainees, young people on military or civilian national service, persons with disabilities, senior citizens (60+), recipients of transfer payments.
Children under 14 are only admitted to HNF if accompanied by an adult.

Groups from general-educational and training schools, universities and universities of applied sciences as well as groups of kindergarten and day-care children will be admitted free of charge by prior arrangement.

Admission charges "Waves – dive in!"


Groups of 10 or more

Adults 5 € 3 €
Reduced Price 3 € 2 €
Family Ticket 10 €  

Combination ticket "Waves - Dive in!" with permanent exhibition:


Groups of 10 or more

Adults 10 € 6 €
Reduced Price 6 € 4 €
Family Ticket 20 €  

Guided tours

Exploration and discovery Take a tour through the 5,000-year history, present and future of information technology in the company of an expert.


There is a baby changing room in the basement of the HNF.

Free Wi-Fi

You have free access to our Wi-Fi everywhere at the HNF.

Photography and filming

The creation of photographs or film/video recordings is permitted in the museum for private use only and without tripods or professional flash.

Overnight stays

Many hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts are available in Paderborn in categories from “basic” to “first class”.



Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7
D-33102 Paderborn
Germany GPS coordinates:
N 51° 43' 54", E 8° 44' 09"

Public transport

The HNF can be reached by public transport with the Padersprinter bus lines 9 and 14, bus stop "MuseumsForum" directly in front of the building. Line 9 stops at the main railway station, at certain times it is necessary to change at Westerntor.


Car parks and charging stations for electric cars

There are plenty of free parking spaces available in front of the HNF. Two car parks are reserved for electric cars. An EU standard type 2 plug is required for charging. The car can be charged with an Girocard or via the traction current provider. The pillar has two charging points so that two cars can be charged at the same time.

E-bike charging station

Near the cloakrooms are four charging stations where users of e-bikes can recharge their bicycle batteries while they visit the museum. You must bring a charging device, but the power supply is free.

Motorhome parking

There are three parking spaces for motorhomes in front of the HNF. It is not possible to reserve them.


Please address any general queries about guided tours, events and workshops to: Fon +49 (0) 5251 306-600


Guided tour