The Wendel Miners Museum was awarded the “Musée de France” label in 2002. It is subject to scientific and technical control by the State. The collections of the Wendel Miners Museum, featuring nearly 2,000 objects and machines, were built up mainly thanks to donations of equipment by the coal mines of the Lorraine basin, which exploited Lorraine coal between 1946 and 2004. They fall into four well-represented categories: technical, geological, underground and above ground transport, and ethnographic collections. A part of these collections is on show in The Wendel Miners Museum and in the Wendel Mine. Another part of the collections is stored by the museum.