Opening hours

Tue–Wed 11:00 – 18:00
Thu–Fr 11:00 – 20:00
Sat-Sun 11:00 – 18:00
Mon closed

Special opening hours in 2022:

Museum Night, Sat., 17 September 2022, 16:00 – 24:00
Tag der Deutschen Einheit, Mon., 03 October 2022, 11:00 – 18:00


24 December 2022
25 December 2022
31 December 2022

Special opening hours in 2023:


01 January 2023


Free Admission.

Guided tours at HMKV

Public guided tour (alternating online & on site)
On Sundays and public holidays (German), approx. 30-40 min. | Free admission!
Guided tour for children 15:00
On the first Sunday of each month there is a fun family tour for all ages. | Free admission!
Please mind: All family activities are in German language only.
Guided group tours 60,00€
Up to 25 persons, approx. 40 min. | Available in German and English
If you are interested in booking a guided group tour we kindly ask you to call or e-mail us 7 days in advance: / +49 231 1373 2155


Exhibition Space

HMKV HartwareMedienKunstverein

at the Dortmunder U, Level 3
D-44137 Dortmund

T + 49 - 231 - 13732155
F + 49 - 231 - 13734684


Dortmund Hbf: The HMKV's exhibition space at the Dortmunder U is only a 10 min. walk away from Dortmund Central Station/Hauptbahnhof. The route via Königswall and Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse is entirely wheelchair accessible. Please mind the limited accessibility at the central station, though.

U43 and U44: Westentor (Dortmunder U) station
The underground station is wheelchair accessible.

Line 452:  Westentor (Dortmunder U) station

VRR Journey Planner


Metropolradruhr's closest bike sharing station to HMKV at the Dortmunder U is situated at Westentor (Dortmunder U) station at the corner of Hoher Wall and Westenhellweg.



Car park Dortmunder U, Brinkhoffstraße 30, 44137 Dortmund
There are 7 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

Car park Westentor, Schmiedingstraße 25, 44137 Dortmund
There are 3 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

More information on parking spaces in Dortmund here: City of Dortmund (German)



Dortmunter U's building is entirely wheelchair accessible via lifts and escalators – especially Level 3 where our exhibition space is located. In addition there is a wheelchair accessible WC on Level 3. For more information regarding accessibility and integration please contact us, we're happy to help you. Please mind the information on the website of the Dortmunder U as well.

The HMKV has been certified as "barrier-free" by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz ) and is allowed to use the award "Accessibility Tested" as well as the corresponding pictograms according to the criteria of the nationwide label "Travel for All" ("Reisen für Alle") in the period February 2022 – January 2025. The short report with information about the conditions on site can be accessed here (PDF, in German).