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Visit : Museum/Discover, Nature Reserve/Area, Industrial Heritage

STONE MUSEUM AND QUARRY OF THE MAFFLE

STONE MUSEUM AND QUARRY OF THE MAFFLE
© S. Dhote

This museum is not only dedicated to the local industry, but also to the whole of activities linked to the work of stone in Belgium and in Europe. You can get to know the different extracting, production and cutting techniques, by means of machines, tools, and iconographic documents. The transportation techniques have evolved quite a bit since the Middle Ages with mechanisation (steam, rolling bridges, industrial railroads). The museum also tells the story of the social conditions of the mineworkers (salary, work, clothing, housing) and the masters of the quarries. Also take a look at the movies regarding the work of stone and the social conditions of the miners.


Open all year round on reservation.
Guided visits on request.
Duration of the visit: 2 h.
Guided visits for groups and schools: min. 20 people.
Guide dogs allowed.




PARKING FOR COACHES Car park Library or documentation centre Shop ACCESSIBLE BY TRAIN

Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 68 26 92 36
  • fax : +32 (0) 68 26 51 79
  • website : http://www.ath.be
  • email : musee-de-la-pierre@ath.be

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