Ziegeleimuseum Lage

LWL-Industriemuseum | Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur


The Brickworks Museum in Lage

From clay to brick

The immensely heavy wheels in the factory grind the sticky material on their noisy rounds and press the clay through the iron grates. Every second a new unbaked brick is cut out of the endless wet mass emerging from the brick presses. On production days in Lage, the machines are working to full capacity.

The core of the museum is devoted to the historic factory building – once the Beermann Brickworks – on the edge of the town of Lage. The site was mechanised in 1922 but originally bricks were produced here by hand. Nowadays visitors are invited to try their hand at making bricks by pushing the clay through the iron frames on the site. In the exhibition areas they can learn more about the brick-making history and the lives of the migratory brick workers and their families in and around the Lippe region.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Sundays and bank holidays 10 am–6 pm
final admission: 5.30 pm
Closed on mondays, except bank holidays
Closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31th of December 2018 as well as the 2nd of January 2019


Adults: Euro 4
School Children: free admission
Reduced prices: Euro 2
Groups (16 people and more): Euro 3.50

Guided Tours

Guided tours in English are offered and have to be booked in advance. An English pamphlet is available as well as an English leaflet of the most important exhibition texts. Please contact the museum for further information. Every first Sunday of a month one can enjoy a ride on a small railway (Feldbahn) that travels a route around the former clay-pit of the Beermann brickworks.

How to visit

Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage
Ziegeleimuseum in Lage
Sprikernheide 77
32791 Lage

Phone 0049 (0)5232 9490-0
Fax 0049 (0)5232 9490-38
E-Mail ziegelei-lage@lwl.org