The Borusseum is the football museum or club museum of Borussia Dortmund. It is right next to the club’s stadium, the Signal Iduna Park. You can reach the museum by underground in a few minutes from the city centre. There are other tourist attractions nearby. In addition to the stadium, these include the football club’s large fan shop (BVB-Fan Welt), the Westfalenhallen and the Westfalenpark.
What can you see in the Borusseum Museum?
The well-signposted entrance to the Borusseum is right next to the stadium. Take a lift to the top and pay the entrance fee at the ticket office.
Currently (as of summer 2017), the absolute highlight of the BVB Museum is right next to the entrance. It is the big DVD cup. The cup is very big. You immediately feel that it is something special. Of course, almost every visitor to the Borussia Museum takes a photo of the cup.
In the cinema at the back of the Borusseum, a great film was shown during our visit that makes the heart of every BVB fan beat faster. It is a well-made documentary with a goosebump feeling about all the great successes of BVB, whether German Champion (8 times), German Cup Winner (4 times), in the European Cup (1 time Champions League, 1 time Cup Winners’ Cup). Dortmund has never won the Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup). In 1998, Borussia Dortmund even won the World Cup.
You can also get a lot of information about Borussia Dortmund’s former venues and stadiums. The very old stadium at the famous Borsigplatz in the northern city centre of Dortmund was called “Weiße Wiese”. Unfortunately, it was demolished in 1933. The “Rote Erde” stadium next to the current stadium still exists today. It is the venue of Borussia Dortmund’s second team. The Signal Iduna Park was opened in 1974.
This stadium was called Westfalenstadion until 2005. It was rebuilt several times. Today, the Suganl Iduna Park is the largest stadium in Germany, even larger than the Allianz Arena in Munich. Dortmund’s stadium can seat over 81,000 spectators.
Otherwise, there are many exhibits about the more than one hundred years of history of the club, the founding year was 1909. Much of the BVB club museum is interactive. At the touch of a button, you can watch films, call up original reports on historic matches, listen to fan chants and much more. There is also a kind of karaoke system for the club songs. Furthermore, you can see cups, photos, small films, pennants, jerseys, old signs, posters and much more. You can also play table football for free in the Borusseum.
Is it worth visiting the Borusseum?
It is a small, modern and well-made museum. The exhibition on football is interesting for every football fan. For a true BVB fan, a visit to the Borussia Dortmund 09 club museum is a must.
Opening Hours Borusseum Dortmund (as of 2022)
The Borussia Dortmund museum is open every day of the year except for a few important public holidays. These include 24 December, 25 December, New Year’s Day and the Friday before Easter. On 31 December, the BVB Museum closes at 2 pm.
On other days, the Dortmund Borusseum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On days with BVB Dortmund home matches, the museum closes at the start of the match and does not reopen after the match.
Admission prices Borusseum Dortmund (as of 2022)
Normal admission for adults to the football exhibition costs 9 euros. Pupils, students, pensioners, the unemployed, etc. pay only 7 euros admission. Children under 6 years of age have free admission to the Borusseum. Family tickets are available for 27 euros. Groups with more than 9 members pay the reduced admission price of 7 euros per person. Members of the Borussia Dortmund club pay 6 euros.
Dortmund stadium tour
You can also book a tour of Signal Iduna Park at the Borusseum. These tours of the Dortmund stadium are very interesting and take place several times a day. Of course, the stadium tours are cancelled during and before home matches. We plan to take part in such a tour in the near future, after which a report will follow in this guide.
Fan Shop (BVB Fan World)
Borussia Dortmund’s fan shop is right next to the stadium, less than 100 metres from the Borusseum. It is a huge fan shop on two floors. Here you can find the whole range of BVB fan articles, from the players’ current jerseys to coffee mugs. In total, the fan shop has more than 1000 different items.
In addition, you can buy tickets, book the stadium tour or become a BVB club member in the BVB Fan World. Incidentally, the Borussia Dortmund club has around 150,000 members. Other departments of the Borussia Dortmund club include boxing, athletics, table tennis and (very successfully) handball.
Similar sights in the Ruhr area: Schalke also has a museum and a tour of the stadium (more information on this page).
Some info on this page is from 2022, others are much older.