Author: Claude Brebsom

Guided mine tour & train

From october 2022 up to March 2023 on the second Sunday of each month Our main season slowly is coming to an end. But from October 2022 up to March 2023, you can still participate on the second Sunday of each month as an individual in a guided tour. You just need to click on the link below for booking and for the tickets:

Electric locomotives by «General Electric»

Two electric locomotives from « General Electric » can be seen in our main tunnel. They drive with 500 volts, weigh 9 tons and bring it to a maximum speed of 14 km/h. One of the locomotives, number 23, was added cabin in Rodange. The locomotive number 24 has two compressed air cylinders to operate an air brake. Thus the other locomotive and its wagon train with its new 6 tons conveyor wagons could be slowed down. Therefore the two locomotives were linked together.

Opening hours in September 2022

In September our museum is open for you from Thursday to Sunday so that you can participate without reservation in a tour to our underground gallery. Departures: 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Rates: €9 for adults, €7 for students and €5 for children We look forward to your visit.

The ways of the Iron – geopoetic hike through the old opencast mines

Sunday, 18 September 2022 During this hike we will explore the landscapes of the ancient iron mines around Rumelange. Remains of the past, red rocks and the vast area of the Léiffrächen canyon will inspire us with a geographical story that will change our perception of the territory, its past and the future. With readings from the book «Rocklines - a geopoetic journey through the Minett UNESCO Biosphere». Hike of 10 km, for people with a minimum of fitness. Provide good walking shoes and a snack [...]

Our recipe for an exciting experience:

Ingredients: 1) 20-minute ride on the mine train, 2) 1.5 hours. guided tour of our gallery, 3) an underground exhibition of the period from 1870 to 1997, 4) machines as big as dinosaurs, 5) the whole seasoned with explanations and anecdotes of our museum guides. Did you get an appetite? The museum is open from 2:00 pm from Thursday to Sunday. Start times of the guided tours: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm  

Locomotive from the years 1915-25

In a side gallery of the main tunnel Walert you can see a red electric locomotive from the years 1912-1925. It was built by the German company AEG. With two electric motors it has a weight of 18 tons and 61 HP. The locomotive was used in French ARBED tunnels such as the Montrouge tunnel and is part of our collection in 1998.

Three components of a visit to the MNM

A visit to the MNM consists of: an exhibition at the reception + 3.8 km mine train + a guided tour 80m underground. From Tuesday to Sunday the starting times are: 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30

Project of 360° movie

Recently a group of the project Fanthomes was in our tunnel. Some shots were made for a 360° movie for about myths, legends and folklore from the region of Rumelange. Children and people from the surrounding area made among other things the costumes.

Two locomotives soon almost like new

The two articulated electric locomotives at the entrance to the road near the Cimalux in Rumelange are currently being refurbished by a team of the CIGL Rumelange. Many thanks for this.

More than 80 m underground

Is it too warm outside? More than 80 m below the ground, in addition to a cooling (10°), you can discover the following: large tunnels on two soles with impressive cavities and exhibited tools and machines from 1860 to 1997. Get pleasure? We are open for you from Tuesday to Sunday - Departures of the guided tours: 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30