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German Coin-Op Museum

Discover. Remember. Experience.

The German Coin-Op museum at Benkhausen Castle exhibits a unique private collection of historical coin-operated machines belonging to the Gauselmann entrepreneurial family. The collection has been growing since 1985 and includes exhibits from all over the world.

Visitors to the museum are presented with approximately 200 historical exhibits that are either part of the permanent collection or temporary special exhibitions. These exhibits provide not only an insight into the technical development and diverse design elements, but also into the history of coin-op machines and their relevance to society.

Whether it’s chocolate vending machines, fortune telling machines, one-armed bandits, music boxes, pinball machines, gaming machines or pneumatic keyboards, all of these coin-operated machines are still incredibly alluring today and bring true delight to both young and old.

If you have any questions about specific exhibits, please feel free to contact us at the following email address: info@deutsches-automatenmuseum.de . If you would like to sign up for a guided tour, please feel free to contact us via anmeldung@deutsches-automatenmuseum.de . For press inquiries, please contact us at the following e-mail address: presse@deutsches-automatenmuseum.de .

Historical and technical guided tours as well as guided tours for school groups or people with dementia can be arranged by appointment during the opening hours. The facility is wheelchair-accessible and its layout is in line with the applicable hygiene regulations.

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00

The opening hours on public holidays can be found on our website.

+49 5743 93182-22

Deutsches Automatenmuseum (German Coin-Op Museum)
Schlossallee 1 (Neustadtstraße 40)
32339 Espelkamp, Germany