With train rides through the original mines, interactive tours for children and a superb collection of tools, machinery and documents, Luxembourg’s National Mining Museum has something in store for the whole family. “Iron ore mining was behind Luxembourg’s prosperity in the 20th century, as well as its cultural diversity,” says museum attendant Aleksandra Viola. “The Museum was created when the last mine closed in Rumelange in 1963, and the idea was not only to explore the development of the industry in Luxembourg from the 1850s to the 1970s, but also to pay homage to the miners themselves by commemorating their work and experiences.”