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Mining Museum Beringen

Opens in 20 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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old memories from hard workin times there!

nice place to see the history from Belgium cole mines in the province limburg,called here... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
fonina
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Balen, Belgium
Nice place for visiting with kids

Nice 'play-mountain" for kids, great environ for walking ! There are also a dive-club, shops and a... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Kurt T
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Houthalen, Belgium
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Het Mijnmuseum tells the story of the mines and mining in Limburg. The new museum opened in april 2012 and is highly interactive, with testimonials, a huge touchscreen and lots of audio and moviefragments. There is also the possibility to visit the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Koolmijnlaan 201, Beringen 3582, Belgium
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+32 11 45 30 25
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A family with kids (5&7), the museum becomes interesting thanks to the booklet, but the underground tour is definitely not for small kids, we needed to go out in the middle, i felt like i wasted our moneyMore

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank joris v
Johanna R, Public Relations Manager at Mining Museum Beringen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Sorry to hear this Joris, we try to accomodate as much as possible for the smaller children in the underground simulation. Off course, it is a darkish confined space and the tour is in Dutch. Happy the booklet gave you some more insight. We also...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

nice place to see the history from Belgium cole mines in the province limburg,called here beringen,you can go at special times with a guide for see all in the big factory,and down to the earth with elevator ,than you see how all this working!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Nice 'play-mountain" for kids, great environ for walking ! There are also a dive-club, shops and a restaurant if you like to tast some Belgium beers. Great place for the prof. mauntain biker!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My grandfather and uncle were working in the mine in Zolder so I wanted to learn more about it. At 11 o'clock I went to do a guided tour of the reconstructed underground. The whole tour is in Flemish unfortunately I speak only a little...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum gives a good idea about the mining tradition of the area and Beringen especially. The testimonies of the guides who used to work in the mine are an additional value

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

My dad was a miner here, so were my grandfathers. Growing up in Beringen in the 80s the mine was part of life, always in the background, and its cultural heritage still lives on long past its closure. I never bothered visiting the museum, figuring...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Good overview of history of immigrants working on the mines, nice to see the variety of tools used. Don't forget to book a guided tour through the cellar, where piece of the mine is rebuilt.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ben B
Reviewed 14 August 2015

It has been a while but this experience was great, there is a lot of stuff still left from the time the mine was still open. We where even able to drive with one of the old trains that still works. Due to the fact...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank JanusVL
Reviewed 26 June 2015

the old mine site has been completed renewed and given an atrractive vieuw towards the live in the mines and all the activities around . Great site, highly recommended to visit with the family.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Eric L
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Is the most complete museum related to the coalmine activity in Belgium.Easy accessible ,plenty of parking and after the visit on can taste a very good local beer called Koolputter .

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Alex109
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