Educational activities at the Musée

Découverte du carreau de mine. © Musée Les Mineurs Wendel

Since October 2010 the Musée Les Mineurs Wendel has been offering new educational activities designed for different school levels (primary, secondary, sixth form) and meeting the French syllabus requirements.

School group visits are structured as follows:

  • a guided tour of the pit sites led by a former miner (duration 90 min)
  • and/or an educational workshop run by a museum cultural mediator (duration 90 min).

Educational kit

Each visit is accompanied by an educational kit which can be downloaded from the website (primary, secondary, sixth form). This contains a presentation of the activities performed by the students, as well as two questionnaires on the workshop and the guided tour (the museum will provide teachers with answers to the questionnaire upon request).


  • Other activities are currently under preparation and will be offered in late 2012 or early 2013 (school visit to the museum’s new permanent areas, orientation tour of the pit head, additional thematic workshops etc.).
  • The museum also offers a meet and greet with a former miner (duration: 30 min) helping students to discover the daily life and work of miners through anecdotes and authentic stories (meet and greet).

Practical information

  • Open to schools Tuesday to Friday. Booking required.
  • Duration: 90 min guided tour of the pit site and/or 90 min workshop. Hours depend on the arrival time of each group.
  • Picnic area made available free of charge
  • Packed lunches can be ordered from the museum
  • Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For technical reasons:

Maximum 20 attendees (students and guides) per workshop or guided tour.
Maximum 40 attendees (students and guides) at any one time, split into two groups.

Prices for school groups:

Since 1 March 2012 prices for school activities have been calculated per activity and per student. An activity consists of a guided tour of the pit sites or an educational workshop. Each activity lasts an average of 90 minutes.

  • 3 € per student for one activity
  • 5 € per student for two activities
  • 7 € per student for three activities
  • 2 € per student for a meet and greet with a former miner

Contact for further information:

Contact - 03 87 87 08 54 - contact