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Address: Maison 3, Haut-Martelange 8823, Luxembourg
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+352 23 64 01 41
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The site of the Slate Museum Haut-Martelange is unique in its form in...

The site of the Slate Museum Haut-Martelange is unique in its form in Europe as it reflects a complete image of the Luxembourg slate industry and its more than 200 years old history of extraction. The working sheds, the underground mines, the house of administration, the owners residence with hunting lodge and park, the miners houses are major elements of the 8ha site. Guided tours will help you to discover the world of slate, its extraction, it's splitting and drilling as well as the working conditions of the quarrymen.The museum can be visited individually every first Sunday of the month from May to October.At these days, the site is opened for free for the visitors from 10:00 to 18:00, with the possibility to take a trip on the narrow gauge railway (14:30-18:00) and take part in the guided tour at 15:00. Included in the entrance fee of the guided tour are the visit of an underground mine of the 19th century as well a trip on the industrial train (10€/adult, 5€/teen, child free <13), time ca 2,5 hours.A picnic and barbecue area are prepared in the park Rother.An additional guided tour is organised on Wednesdays and Sundays in July and August but without the possibility of taking the train. The site is only opened during the visit.Guided tours are besides organised for groups (>10) at any time with prior reservation (April-November).

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