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LWL-Industriemuseum Ziegeleimuseum Lage

LWL-Industriemuseum Ziegeleimuseum Lage

The Ziegeleimuseum [brick factory museum] keeps alive an important part of industrial history, as the mass production of bricks was a precondition for rapid growth of the towns and factories.

Know-how and workforces from Lippe played an important role in this – each year during the summer months thousands of men set off from the region on long journeys to work at distant brickyards. The core of the museum is the historic factory building of the former Beermann brickworks on the periphery of Lage. Machines have dictated the pace here since 1922, but before that time bricks were produced by hand. On action days the museum puts the machine brickyard into operation and bakes bricks in the historic round kiln.
The former County of Lippe did not belong to the Prussians; as a consequence the exhibition does not have contextual references in this regard.

How to get here


Sprikernheide 77, 32791 Lage


How to get here

A 2, exit Ostwestfalen/Lippe or Herford/Bad Salzuflen, Ostwestfalenstraße (B 239) towards Lage, then follow the signs.


Public transport

From Herford or Lage main railway station to Bad Salzuflen-Sylbach railway station, from there 15-20 minutes on foot. 
With bus route 942 from Bad Salzuflen in the direction of VitaSol-Pivitsort until the "Abzweig Ziegeleimuseum" bus stop. Alternatively, from Lage railway station line 749 towards Oerlinghausen railway station until the "Lage-Hagen, Ziegeleimuseum" stop.


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Opening hours

Tuesdays – Sundays 10am - 6pm, last entry 5.30pm


Adults € 3.00
reduced* € 2.00
Groups from 16 persons € 2.50 per person
Children and young adults (6-17 years old) and pupils € 1.50
Pupils with tour € 1.10 (2 accompanying persons free)
Family day ticket € 7.50

* recipients of running benefits in accordance with Sozialgesetzbuch II and XII, students (exception: "mature studies"), apprentices, performers of national voluntary services, dependants in voluntary social and ecological year, severely disabled persons from 80% (accompanying person free)

Eat and Drink

"Tichlerstoben" museum café​​​​​​​