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Musée-mine départemental (Local Mining History)

Cagnac-les-Mines | 81

Coal? Delve into the heart of its history, come to the Mine Museum and get an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of the miner!

Strap on a helmet and enter the cage that descends to the subterranean galleries where you will experience first-hand the work of an underground miner. During the one-hour tour, you will understand the coal miners’ working conditions and the ways in which this fossil fuel is extracted.

The museum, located between Albi and Carmaux on a disused mine pit, brings to life a chapter of history which lasted seven centuries, made of discoveries, technical progress, social struggles in which Jean Jaurès occupies a central place. It offers you, through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, snapshots of life and stories about its rich industrial past.

Musée-mine départemental (Local Mining History) 2 Avenue de Saint-Sernin
81130 Cagnac-les-Mines 05 63 53 91 70

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Rates and opening times


Free until 30 June 2023

From 1 July 2023 :

  • Full price : €8
  • Reduced price : e5
  • Free : under 18 years, students

Opening times

April-June , September-December :

  • open daily, except Wednesday morning
  • 10am-6:30pm
  • closed 1 May, 25 December

July-August :

  • open daily
  • 10am-7pm