Musées

Museum of the Cockerill Mine at Ellergronn

Description

An exceptional mining heritage


The Cockerill Mine is one of those beautiful stories we love to tell. After many decades of operation, the old Katzenberg mine was closed and fell into ruins—but it was not forgotten! A group of passionate former miners who wanted to pass their memories on to future generations decided to breathe new life into the old site. Following extensive renovations and improvements, the Katzenberg mine is once again a site to discover.

Home to the Cockerill Mine Museum, a nature reserve and the Nature Conservation Centre Ellergronn, it features tools, drills, fossils, machinery and operating vehicles. You can even see the foundry and check out the old “hanging room.” But don’t worry, we’re not talking about medieval dungeons here—the hanging room had nothing to do with torture. It’s where miners hung their clothes and other personal belongings to dry! 

 

Type

Industry, History

Opening hours

Monday 08h00 - 12h0013h00 - 17h00
Tuesday 08h00 - 12h0013h00 - 17h00
Wednesday 08h00 - 12h0013h00 - 17h00
Thursday 08h00 - 12h0013h00 - 17h00
Friday 08h00 - 12h0013h00 - 17h00
Saturday 09h00 - 11h30
Sunday 09h00 - 11h30

Opening

Groups on request.

Rates

free / gratuit / gratis

Services

  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour
  • Cafeteria
  • Shop

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