Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Mayen

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The visitors of the unique german slatemine can expect an exciting time travel in the past.

The devonian sea extended 400 million year ago. Today, you can find the pathes of the slate mine 16m under the Genoveva castle.

This museum will show you vividly the work and the everyday life of the miners. You can touch the exhibits in the 340 m long mining maze, since the slate mine offers adventures for all your senses. 

Via a lift, visitors will enter a world of men, machines and dynamite. There is an old mine cart, ropesaws, big walking excavators und 20kg heavy jackhammers in those underground pathes.

The simulated mine card ride is an attraction for both, children and adults.


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At a glance

Opening hours

  • Vom June 1st bis February 1st
    Monday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Tuesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

  • Vom March 24th bis February 1st
    Monday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Tuesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Barrierefreie Austattungsmerkmale

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast, but not recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • Almost all evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free. Exceptions: mine adit, stairs.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The mine adit on level -3 is not always high enough to stand upright. Helmets are available.
  • The signage is partly not contrasting.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevators is confirmed audibly. The break position is not announced by spoken commands. The operating controls are not visually rich in contrast, but tactilely detectable.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast. Stairs have at least a handrail on one side.

Exhibition

  • The exhibits are mostly well illuminated.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing and is visually rich in contrast.
  • There are audio stations as well as a touch and a multimedia station.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with visual impairments and blind people.
Prüfbericht: Sehbehinderung / Blinde

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The name or logo of the museum is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.

Exhibition

  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing, but not in easy language.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with cognitive impairments.
Prüfbericht: Kognitive Beeinträchtigungen

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevators is confirmed audibly.

Exhibition

  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing.
  • There are films (without sound) and a multimedia station.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with hearing impairment and deaf people.
Prüfbericht: Hörbehinderung / Gehörlose

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • In the parking garage "Burggarage" there is a marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 330 cm x 550 cm) and two XXL parking spaces (parking space size: 530 cm x 550 cm).
  • The elevator cabin in the parking garage "Burggarage" measures 110 cm x 140 cm. The elevator door is 77 cm wide.
  • The path to the museum is not easy to walk and drive on and has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 7 % over a distance of 70 m .
  • The museum is accessible via a step or a landing ramp. The ramp has a maximum gradient of 8 % and a total length of 1 m.
  • Almost all evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are accessible at ground level or via an elevator. Exception: The Oberburg viewing platform and parts of the mine adit on level -3 are only accessible via steps.
  • The elevator cabin measures 145 cm x 160 cm.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors in the museum available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The cash desk is 110 cm high.

Exhibition

  • Seating is available in the exhibition.
  • The exhibits are predominately visible when seated and the information is predominately readable when seated.
  • The mine adit on level -3 is partly not easy to drive on, there are also several gradients.
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • Mobile or fixed seats are available, which may be used during the guided tour.
  • The entire route of the guided tour is steplessly accessible.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (men's toilet)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin 150 cm x 140 cm;
    left of the toilet 55 cm x 56 cm, no manoeuvring space on the right.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rail on the left of the toilet can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (ladies toilet)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the door and the washbasin 120 cm x 200 cm;
    in front of the toilet 154 cm x 145 cm;
    right of the toilet 76 cm x 56 cm, no manoeuvring space on the left.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rails can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • An alarm trigger is available.
Prüfbericht: GehbehinderungPrüfbericht: Rollstuhlfahrer

Zertifiziert im Zeitraum:
November 2020 - October 2023
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Place

Mayen

Contact

Eifelmuseum - Deutsches Schieferbergwerk
Genovevaburg
56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049)2651 498508
Fax: (0049)2651 7017833

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