Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre

The Maison du Pays de Salm presents the history, geology and folklore of Vielsalm. Visitors will learn of the famous Counts of Salm, the mysterious Macralles, the fascinating galleries of schist and The Coticule museum or the fascinating history of whetstones. Coticule might sound like a strange name indeed for a stone: they were used as sharpening stones.

Practical information

After watching a documentary, visitors will discover galleries dedicated to the mines and geology of the Pays de Salm. They feature, amongst other gems, an animated scale model, tools, photos, historical documents presenting the local quarry/mine workers and artisans' skills. Follows the enigmatic world of legends and Macralles in the region.

In summer, the mascot of the Maison du Pays de Salm joins in to welcome families.

A family trail

Children can discover the galleries at their own pace with this trail, designed for them. It has been adapted for French, Ducth, English and German speakers.


COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


Minimum duration : 1:00

Langue d'accueil

German - French - Dutch


Guide available/groups - German - FR - NL

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