Guided tour of the Slate Museum
EXPERIENCE a captivating leap in time and discover the slate industry as it was during the 20th century. DISCOVER the evolution of the slate from its genesis, extraction to the finished product, also the transport on and out of the production site. EXPLORE the working conditions of the quarry men.
EXPERIENCE a captivating leap in time and discover the slate industry of the 20th century. The Haut-Martelange Slate Quarry will give you an image, on an 8ha area and its 22 buildings of how slate mining influenced and shaped the region for 200 years.
DISCOVER the evolution of the slate from its genesis, its extraction to the finished product and its transport on and out of the production site. The guided tour gives you a detailed picture of
- how people transformed the slate,
- the exploitation of slate deposits
- slate related crafts as well as working conditions in a slate quarry back in the days
EXPLORE the working day of a Martelange quarry man by getting a live demonstration of the slate trade, how splitting and cutting slates works and watch an original short film, made in 1938, of this specific industrial site. Visit also the underground gallery ( -15m) of the Rosset mine to get an idea of the daily life of the slate worker.
It is IMPORTANT to wear sturdy shoes and a jacket.
Entering the underground galleries is prohibited in heels, flip flops, sandals etc. (A cool temperature of 9°C / 48°F is to be expected all year round in the gallery)
Furthermore, the following services are offered: