In its collection, the Axle, Wheel and Carriage Museum in Wiehl presents artefacts dating from prehistoric times to the 21st century, which illustrate the cultural and technological history of the drawn wagon over a period of more than 5 500 years. The last century is demonstrated using the firm and product history of the BPW Bergische Achsen KG in Wiehl.

News - Update

The Museum Axle, Wheel and Carriage is open to public again, starting July 25th, 2021 ongoing and with the established opening times. Reservations are not necessary.

Please note that we have to conform to the requirements, including visitors wearing mouth-nose protection and complying with the general rules concerning hygiene and distance.

We offer guided tours through the exhibition for groups of 5 persons up to a max. 12 persons. Please contact us.
After a long break, the popular blacksmith's demonstrations will take place again starting Sunday, August 1st.

The special event announced for Sunday, September 26, has to be delayed to 2022. However, the Museum will be open that day during the regular times.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Upcoming dates:


  • 05/09/2021
    Blacksmith’s demonstrations
    • 07/11/2021
      Blacksmith’s demonstrations
    • 05/12/2021
      Blacksmith’s demonstrations

    Opening hours

    1 pm to 5 pm.

    The museum is closed on bank holidays.
    Daily free guided group tours by prior arrangement.

    Free admission.



    Museum Achse, Rad und Wagen
    BPW Bergische Achsen KG

    51674 Wiehl

    +49 (0) 2262 / 78-1280

    +49 (0) 2262 / 78-6579