The Mine Museum offers programmes for individual visitors, schools (kindergarten, primary or secondary school) and groups (at least 10 people).
Individual visitors and families visit the museum at their own pace: play “Mijn Verhaal” and “Maximine” with your children (beware, only in Dutch) or discover the museum through the eyes of ex-miner Roberto Pasquali via the iPod tour. For a visit to the Mine Museum adults pay €6, 60+ pay €5, 6-18 year olds €4, -6 get in free. Individual visitors pay €2 p.p. extra for a guided visit to the underground simulation. The underground simulation lasts ± 45 min. and booking isn’t necessary.
Groups can choose from the following programmes:
- Mine Museum: after the welcoming film the guide shows you around the new museum. To finish, you dive into the underground simulation together during which you briefly feel like a miner.
- Miners path: after the welcoming film the guide takes you on a walk through the impressive historical mine buildings. You explore the bathroom, the lamp room, the crew room and the pit shaft the miners used to go underground. Finally, you explore the underground simulation.
Schools can choose from the various educational packages (kindergarten, primary or secondary school).
- Miners with dirty hands: pre-schoolers and their boss (the guide) go looking for gold. Rumour has it that a treasure with gold is hidden in the mine. All miners need to find the gold and the children will help them. Exciting! (1 hour)
- Setting off with the miner: Primary school children put on mining gear and a helmet and follow the guide, their ‘boss’ for the day. He puts them to work and they are taken to the underground simulation in an authentic train. A great experience! (1.5 hours)
Practical information :
- Rates. Adults €6, 60+ €5, – 18 €4, – 6 free
- Please note: for school visits -6 year olds do have to pay a contribution of €4 per child. Individual visitors pay €2 p.p. extra for a visit to the underground simulation. Groups and schools can only visit the Mine Museum after booking via +32 (0)11 42 15 52 (Tourism Beringen) or firstname.lastname@example.org and pay an additional 15€fee for the guide.
- Opening times: the museum is open throughout the year from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be bought from Tourism Beringen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Mine Museum is closed on Easter Sunday and from 19 December 2016 up to and including 1 January 2017.
- By public transport: http://www.slimweg.be/toplocaties/mijnmuseum.htm