Author: Claude Brebsom

Safety course for the new Saison

An instructive safety course was held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 for volunteers, guides, train drivers and for the MNM staff. Instructors were the head of the technical service, Raymond Hoffmann, and the responsible for safety, Gilles Krier

Result: 2022: 10.400 visitors at the MNM

The MNM General Assembly met last Friday, 3 March in the new multipurpose room. Result: 10.400 persons in 2022 visited our tunnel. A big “Thank You” to the Ministry of Economy, Tourism Section, to the City of Rumelange and to all of you.

New Year’s reception with good mood

Good mood at the New Year’s reception of the MNM, to which the Board of Directors had invited the staff, the guides and volunteers of the museum, and representatives of the CIGL and the municipal services, which always help.

“Minièresbunn Doihl” visited the MNM

Recently a delegation of the  “Minièresbunn Doihl” from the Fond-de-Gras visited the MNM for an exchange of experiences. We were happy about it and soon a delegation of us will go to them for a meeting.

Guided tour mine & train 2023

Follow the guide into the abandoned tunnels of the Walert mine, more than 80m below ground. See the mining machines, experience the miners’ work and listen to the stories of more than 100 years of iron ore mining. The language of the tour depends on the majority of visitors present. Audioguides in German, French, English and Dutch are available at the reception. Departures at 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30 Booking and tickets: Musée National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises a.s.b.l. | Guided mine tour [...]

St. Barbara in refreshed robe

The Feast of Saint Barbara will be celebrated in the Iron Ore Region next Sunday, 4 December. Just in time for this day, her statue, exhibited in our mine Walert, has returned from the restoration. The restorer Laura Di Mola has again prepared the statue so that it will please our visitors and will also be preserved for the future.

“European Route of Industrial Heritage”(ERIH) on visit

Dans le cadre de la "Route européenne du patrimoine industriel" (ERIH), notre musée minier est le « Anchorpoint » du Luxembourg.  Récemment, un groupe d’environ 50 visiteurs de toute l’Europe était présent pour un « Welcome and Get Together » dans notre mine. L’équipe de « l’Office Régional de Tourisme SUD » a organisé et dirigé l’événement avec le renfort de nos équipes de bénévoles et de collaborateurs.

RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg visiting the MNM

Rumelange est au centre d’Esch22 en novembre. C’est la raison pour laquelle i une équipe de RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg s’est rendue au MNM aujourd’hui. Notre Président et Maire de la Ville de Rumelange, Henri Haine, a donné des explications et répondu aux questions. Le reportage sera diffusé dans le « Magazine » du mardi, 25 octobre 2022.

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