Museum Vieille Montagne

Experience the fascinating history of a small area that was coveted for its mineral resources. The fate of Kelmis is inextricably linked with calamine, an ore which has been mined there for centuries. The production of zinc, a new material of the 19th century, takes it into an industrial dimension. The museum presents this adventure in the authentic setting of the Vieille-Montagne management building, which dominates the former mining site. Discover a unique political and social experiment that has been carried out here for 103 years: Neutral Moresnet.

Entrance fees: Adults: €6 / Seniors, PRMs & Students: €5 / Children (6-17 years): €4
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 – 17:00
Closed on public holidays (BE), on the 20/02 and between the 24/12 and the 26/12


Groups (from 8 people):

Entrance €4 per person with audioguide (French, German, Dutch, English or local dialect)

Guided tour (FR, DE, EN, NL): on reservation, max 25 persons per guide, max 2 groups in parallel with a supplement of

  • €50 for the permanent exhibition (1 hour)
  • €75 for a combined visit of the museum and a historical walk in the footsteps of the minig past and neutral Moresnet (2 hours).

Thematic guided tour “mining and mineralogy”

Our guides will adapt the visit according to the request and the nature of the groups.


School groups: free admission on reservation. Guided tour: see group rate.

Educational activities on the history of neutral Moresnet or on mineralogy adapted to the different school levels.


Family card: €16 (max. 2 adults and up to 3 children)
Free -6 year old

A discovery booklet for children is available at the entrance.

PSenior citizens

Entrance 5 € with audioguide.

LPeople with specific needs

Wheelchair access (ground floor entrance, elevator, toilets for persons with specific needs).

For visually impaired: audioguide, audio stations and choice of typography.

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Practical information

Museum Vieille Montagne

Chaussée de Liège 278

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