You will discover at the Musée National des Mines de Fer de Luxembourg Rumelange the mining past of Luxembourg from the middle of the 19th century until the 1980s. This industry represents the origin of the development of the Grand Duchy by bringing prosperity through iron ore exploitation in the Southern Redlands region of the country (called Minett by Luxembourgers) and multiculturalism through the provision of immigrant labor.
The Iron Museum allows visitors to discover the very difficult working conditions of miners and the technical evolution of ore extraction in underground and lately open pit mines. The ore was then sent to the blast furnaces for conversion to cast iron or steel.
Visit a historic iron mine, the Langengrund Gallery, which is reached by small train. You will visit on foot the underground galleries and iron extraction sites for 1:30 with a helmet on the head and temperatures of 10 to 12 ° C. Do not forget a warm sweater! These are former miners who make you the guided tour. Exhibition hall with various objects including tools, machines, … and fossils.
Ask about schedules, the museum has different schedules depending on the season.
Possibility of celebrating birthdays in the museum with interactive tours for children from 6 to 14 years old. Children learn the hard work of miners by pushing carts, digging or breaking blocks of ore!
Carreau de la Mine Walert
r. de la Bruyère
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