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Occitanie Musées is the Association of Curators and Scientific Personnel of the Occitanie Museums. It brings together scientific staff from the Museums of France and cultural and heritage establishments in the Occitanie region. It integrates more than a hundred professionals in all areas of museum activity (management, conservation, mediation, documentation etc.). The Association is the regional arm of the AGCCPF (The national Association of curators and Museum professionals and the public heritage sites of France)
Museum Information

Musée du Saut du Tarn

Saint-Juéry | 81

Founded in 1995 by former employees of the local steelworks, the museum is based in the industrial site of Saut du Tarn in part of the factory that was the hydroelectric plant and is now classified as an historical monument. This building, classified as a Heritage Site, not only resurrected the industrial era but it also produced its first electricity.

Electric generators, alternators, underground passages will guide you up to the turbines where the water is removed allowing visitors to pass through.

Videos, kinetic models and demonstrations are to be found within the museum. A sound and light show entitled Saut de Sabo (named after a hydroelectric station in the region) is presented throughout the 23 meter length of the tour. Every year the museum schedules several events around its nineteenth and twentieth century collections.
Artists, musicians, story tellers, actors, dancers help bring to life various aspects of the local heritage. Their unique creativity is inspired by the place itself.

Musée du Saut du Tarn 2 impasse des Acieries
81160 Saint-Juéry 05 63 45 91 01

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Rates and opening times


General admission:

  • Adult : €5
  • Child ( under 18years) : €2.50
  • Student/unemployed: €3.50
  • Free children under 10 years

Guided tours (from 1 July to 31 August) :
1 tour per day at 2:30pm
Tour lasts 90 minutes

  • Adult : €6
  • Child under 18 years) : €2.50
  • Student/unemplyed: €3.50
  • Free children under 10 years

Adult Group Visits

daily by appointment
tour lasts 2 hours

  • Reservation required by ringing 05 63 45 91 01
  • The group rate is applied to 15 or more paying participants
  • Guided visit : €5
  • One free entry is given for 25 paying participants

Tours and special activities aimed specifically at school groups

  • 18 varied activities are offered
  • An approach that is both educational and
  • A pedagogic document based on a chosen theme can be sent to you on request with your reservation
  • Combination workshop and museum visit at a reduced rate : preferential rates
  • For information about our programme and activities ring : Olivia Neau – 05 63 45 91 01

Opening times

1 April to 15 November :

  • daily from 2pm-6pm
  • closed on Saturday

July and August :

  • daily from 2pm-7pm
  • closed on Saturday

Closed Annually : 1 May, 1 November, and from 16 November to 31 March

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