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Le Musee de la Mine

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Address: 2 Avenue Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac-les-Mines, Albi, France
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+33 5 63 53 91 70
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10:00 - 11:59
14:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 11:59
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The mine museum of the Tarn.

The last testimony on site of the coal mines in...

The mine museum of the Tarn.

The last testimony on site of the coal mines in the Tarn, the mine museum brings social and technical information on the seven centuries of the coal industry. The head frame and the cage going down make you discover 350 meters of reconstructed galleries where machines and tools are shown in situation to understand better the work of the miner and his living conditions.

The permanent exhibition reminds us of the social, economic history which has formed the identity of this area which is deeply impressed by the figure of Jean Jaurès.

Temporary exhibitions value the environmental and industrial heritage.

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Not recommended for the claustrophobic

The attraction cannot be blamed for its nature, of course but the combination o a high speed descent in a miners' cage lift and the coal mine itself can be a bit daunting for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Albi, France
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Albi, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The attraction cannot be blamed for its nature, of course but the combination o a high speed descent in a miners' cage lift and the coal mine itself can be a bit daunting for those who have certain phobias. Those who enjoy thrill rides on the other will be pleased. The experience itself gives a good insight into the conditions... More 

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Myriam D, Responsable relations publiques at Le Musee de la Mine, responded to this review
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Bonjour John, Merci pour cet avis qui met en exergue que l'on trouvait une industrie aux portes d'Albi, et même... More 

Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the afternoon on a cloudy day. The site was already on our plan as we thought it would a different experience for the kids. The number of people on site was relatively high and so we were told that extra tours were scheduled. We joined a group of around 30 people which I think was too much.... More 

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Myriam D, Responsable relations publiques at Le Musee de la Mine, responded to this review
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Merci pour ce témoignage. Les visites estivales sont effectivement chargées mais nous essayons de tout mettre en œuvre pour les... More 

St Germain Des Pres
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We visited this museum on a cold and windy Sunday morning out of season in March. Not surprisingly we were the only ones there at the time and being on our way to Cordes- sur-Ciel decided not to take the guided tour which started in an hour's time. The hall of the museum, although small, kept us engrossed for an... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

It is not a museum that out stands because of the historical pieces but due to those small and quite unique legends around it

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Albi, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

If you visit South of France and ALBI area don't hesitate to visite this museum in Cagnac at 15km from Albi. You 'll enter in the center of the earth and spend a couple of hours in the mining atmospher. Very nice experience even with kids.

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