In search of black gold


6 to 12

Type & duration

Educational activity: 60 minutes


EUR 3 per child

What you will be doing

The north of Leoben is rich in coal ­− but people did not always know that. Coal was also called “black gold”, because it lay deep in the earth and was very valuable. Miners did everything in their power to bring this “black gold” to the surface.

In the workshop we will be talking about the special properties of coal, about the hard life of the workers, and the customs and traditions that developed over the years. We also learn why rats were in fact welcome down the mines!

Matching Creative Workshop

This workshop goes very well with the following Creative Workshop:


All our workshops and creative workshops take place with advance registration for groups of at least 6 children. You can also combine them with other workshops from our MUSEUM FOR KIDS programme. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to help!