National Mining Museum
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Interactive tour for children (by reservation only)

The National Mining Museum has developed an interactive tour targeted at children aged 6 to 14. It enables the children to themselves identify with the mineworkers.

The tour starts with a short introduction in the exhibition building, after which the visitors are handed a helmet.

The tour is done entirely on foot and lasts 2 hours. Every child takes the identity of a mine employee: foreman, miner, miner's aide, tracklayer, surveyor, mine owner... The children are the protagonists of their own tour and drill, crush rocks, push mine cars and witness a blast. After the tour, they are given a miner's token as a souvenir and a voucher for a free entry to the MNM and they can keep the ore they have extracted.

The tour is open to groups of 18 children maximum accompanied by an adult. The cost is 130€ per group with free entry for up to 2 accompanying adults.

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 at the museum are mandatory.

Dogs are not admitted into the mine.

For administratif reasons please reserve your interactive visit 48 hours in advance.

Click here to reserve an interactive tour

Interactive groups can have lunch or dinner at the Brasserie du Musée. The special childrens' menu is 12€ per person and consists of a choice of either :

  • Spaghetti bolognese, cake or ice cream, 1 drink included..
  • Wiener Schnitzel with french fries, cake or ice cream, 1 drink included.
If you wish to eat at the Brasserie du Musée, please contact + 352 56 70 08 to reserve. (

You also have the possibility to celebrate the anniversary for children at the museum. Unfortunatly the museum building is courently closed because of a larger transformation. But the MNM has found an arrangement with the Brasserie du Musée witch allows you to use a room of the Brasserie for the celebration. On demande the children anniversary also could take place inside the mine where you can celebrate with your own food and drinks. If the weather is nice we can put a table outside. Please specify the anniversary for children with the number of participants on the reserving form.