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Le Musee de la Mine

2 Avenue Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac-les-Mines, Albi, France
+33 5 63 53 91 70
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Interesting visit

You're given hard hats at the beginning because you are bound to hit your head at some point of the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
FrexicanJoseph
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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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... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
JohnTodd187167
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Albi, France
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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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2 Avenue Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac-les-Mines, Albi, France
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

You're given hard hats at the beginning because you are bound to hit your head at some point of the visit. The quite was very knowledgable and interesting. Right now there are no guides, tours, or pamphlets in English or any other language. Despite that...More

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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...More

Thank JohnTodd187167
Myriam D, Responsable relations publiques at Le Musee de la Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016
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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

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...More

Thank LaithEM
Myriam D, Responsable relations publiques at Le Musee de la Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016
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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

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...More

Thank Sallepenche
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

Thank Fabricio Z
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...More

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