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
Free until 30 June 2023
From 1 July 2023 :
- Full price : €8
- Reduced price : e5
- Free : under 18 years, students
April-June , September-December :
- open daily, except Wednesday morning
- closed 1 May, 25 December
- open daily