IN THE SLATE MUSEUM
A DAY AT THE SLATE MUSEUM
Groups of children and schoolchildren between the ages of 8 and 18 can experience an exciting day (3 to 6 hours) against the backdrop of the Haut-Martelange slate museum. You go in search of the slate stone and learn how it was formed in the ground, how it was mined and what it was made into.
The slate industry and its unique site, which is still a witness from the age of the Industrial Revolution, can be discovered through various themes:
Slate and its properties
Geology of the Luxembourg Land
Read plans and designate buildings
the slate miner and his craft
the carbide lamp
the steam engine
the transport of the slate
Depending on the age and destination of the excursion, the content is conveyed differently. The daily program can be put together individually and the following activities can also be booked, for example: demonstration of the craft of the slate miner, scavenger hunt, visit to an old mine from the 19th century, compilation of a dossier, ride on the mine train through the museum area, working in the Stone, making your own slab of slate and other workshops on the subject of slate and slate quarries.
The museum is open to schoolgroups all year round.
Entrance fees: from €8/€15 per child - Exact cost estimate on request
IN THE SLATE MUSEUM
WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS
All year round, the Slate Museum is organizing different trainings and workshops, which might be creative, handcrafted or even a training for becoming a guide at the Museum. We are looking forward to teaching you some new skills and we would be more than happy if you can surprise us with your prestidigitation.
*possible from 2023
As a guide or entertainer, you will take care of the visitors and share your knowledge of historical and other important facts about the museum in a personal manner. Your passion is the personal contact with the visitors and communicating your knowledge to others? Then sign up for our ‘Become a Guide’ class and learn some tricks on how to best pass on your knowledge in an original and personal way. Let yourself get inspired by former guides and develop your own style.
After a short introduction to this beautiful and multifaceted stone, you will learn how to engrave the rock and create something extraordinary. A personalized coaster made from slate can be a beautiful first creation. During this workshop you will have enough room to develop your own creativity by respecting the rules of the slate. Would you like to discover our crea(c)tive workshop within a group of friends or an association? Then get in touch with us!
The sculpture course at the Slate Museum is concentrated on the work with slate but can be extended on the sculpturing of all kinds of rock coming from the area. The participants will learn the characteristics and difficulties of working with slate and how to treat it, so it can be shaped as per your instructions.
A class around the topic of dry wall construction can be organized at the Slate Museum, where a lot of walls and buildings are constructed with this special technique. Let yourself be inspired and learn how to erect such walls, what are the advantages and how to build them yourself.
Since 2005, the Slate Museum is organizing a blacksmith class per year.
In the former factory smithy of ‘Ardoisières de Haut-Martelange’ and its narrowing shelter, you can hammer, beat, and fuel the metal in the nice atmosphere of the fire.
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