National Mining Museum

Individual Visits (no reservation needed)

Because of the restrictions linked to the Covid19 crisis, our usual guided tours cannot take place for the moment.

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During the month of
January, February and March the indivual visits take place the 2. Sunday of each month.

The individual visitors are gahtered in groups of 31 people max. and will visit the museum in the company of a qualified guide. 

The tour starts with a short introduction in the exhibition building, after which the visitors are handed a helmet. The visitors then board a train to enter the mine; the journey takes about 20 minutes. Inside the mine, the tour continues on foot through the tunnels as the guide explains the different mining techniques and the daily life of the mineworkers. The tour exits the mine by train through the Walert tunnel. The visit inside the mine lasts about 1h 30min.

The tour is targeted at the general public. It is accessible to wheelchair users.

The average temperature inside the mine is 10° C all year round. Thus it is important to wear appropriate warm clothing. The mine tunnels are free of danger. Visitors are advised to wear flat-heeled shoes. Helmets available in the Museum are mandatory. Dogs are not admitted into the mine.

A reservation is not necessary for individual visitors.

Individual visitors simply call at the Museum reception during the opening hours. The departure times of the tours are at 2:30 pm, 3:30 am and 4:30 am.

The language of the tour depends on the majority of visitors present; audioguides in German, French, English and Dutch are available.