Masters of Fire

  • Les Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Vue d'ensemble
  • Les Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Engin extérieur
  • Les Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Salle intérieure
Les Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Vue d'ensembleLes Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Engin extérieurLes Maîtres du Feu - Amay - Salle intérieure

Museum visit with access to the Museum of the cycle.

The Maîtres du feu, discover the geological wealth of the region and its industrial exploitations. Through a flamboyant path through the Museum, you will understand how clay becomes brick, limestone gives rise to lime, shale transforms into Alum.

Extensive journey through time where different applications of these products in your daily life, past and present, are exposed to you: Did you know that in Belgium, each inhabitant consumes 250 kg of lime per year?

Also the human journey, where the intelligence and ability of humans are demostrated, but also their resistance, their suffering and their social struggles by means of testimonials and photos.

Discover the domanial nature reserve of the Ampsin quarry. when it ceased operation, it left room for a geological trail through which you will understand the work of extraction, the nature of the rocks and the development of biodiversity (visit with a nature guide on booking at 085/314 448).

Set up on the site in 2011 is the Museum of the Cycle; a remarkable collection of hundreds of bikes made from 1830 to the present day. The evolution of techniques is highlighted but also the place of the bike in everyday life (instrument of mobility, leisure, etc.).

Audio-guide in EN, F, NL, D. 1.30 h
Opening day(s)
01/04 to 01/10: weekends,public holidays and during Belgian school holidays: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Touring languages :
    • French
    • German
    • English
    • Dutch
  • Facilities/Services :
    • Toilets
    • Parking
    • Coach park
    • Picnic table
Directions to :
5 Rue de Bende
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 50.5432
Longitude : 5.28352
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Phone : +3285240417
5 Rue de Bende
  • Languages spoken :
    • French
    • Dutch