Liege

Belgium



Address:
Boulevard Raymond Poincaré, 17
Liege
4020
Phone: +32 4 342 65 63
Fax: +32 4 344 70 23
Website: www.mmil.be

Musée De La Metallurgie

The Maison de la Métallurgie et de l'Industrie de Liège (The Museum of Metal Work and Industry) is situated in a building which testifies to the intense activity which reigned in Liège. The oldest part of the building, in which iron was worked into tinplate, was erected in 1845 by the Dothée brothers.
Today the building houses the museum.


Permanent Collection

2500 m² to discover numerous genuine old machines, engines, documents and pieces which show the evolution of the economic activities, and also various didactic models.
The museum offers two main themes: the "materials" and the "energies". The first one is devoted to the making of iron in Wallonia for 300 years. You will admire the oldest blast furnace in Belgium (1693) and the oldest roll-mill in the world. You will understand all the steps of the contemporary steel production. You will learn that the invention of the first zinc ovens took place in Liège at the beginning of the 19th century (Napoleon's zinc bath, present in the museum, is a witness of that period).
The second one presents the successive evolutions, mutations and revolutions which allowed people to work more and more easily and quickly: the water mills with a model of the machine of Marly, the steam engines, the combustion engines, the dynamos and, last but not least the computers with the very rare tabulating machine of Hollerith and many other impressive machines.


Exhibitions

"De l'Electricité à l'Informatique" (From "Electricity to Computing")

The exhibition presents the two technologies which have revolutionised our world and our way of life, each in its own time. Several of the collection's pieces will allow you to discover their history and applications.




Cost

Individuals:

Adults € 5.00
Students and Seniors € 4.50
Children € 4.00
Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) € 15.00

Groups over 15 people (guide included)

Adults € 4.50
Students and Seniors € 4.00
Children € 3.50


Opening hours

From Monday to Friday, year round, from 9 am to 5 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 April to 31 October, from 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on public holidays
Groups must make reservations in advance.






Museum internal and external photos (7)

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Education

The museum's tours address all types of individuals and groups: socio-cultural associations, family groups, senior citizens, etc. Tour leaders will present the history of metal working and the successive industrial revolutions in a dynamic and entertaining way, and can correspond to a demand for a tour based on a particular theme if required. Adapted tours for disabled and blind visitors are also available.
Please contact the museum for reservations.