Installed in a former power station, the Saut du Tarn museum presents 200 years of industrial and social adventure, thanks to numerous animated models.
The Saut du Tarn factory, created in 1824 by two Toulouse industrialists, is now part of the Tarn industrial heritage.
A former metallurgical factory, it employed up to 3800 workers and the tools manufactured in these workshops were a reference in the industrial sector. Unfortunately, the factory did not survive the industrial crisis and closed its doors in 1983, laying off more than 1000 people.

The Saut du Tarn Museum was created shortly after, by former “metal workers”. Located in the first power station, now classified as a historic monument, it traces 1 years of industrial and social adventure. Numerous animated models, films and demonstrations illustrate the manufacture of steel, the production of tools and the grueling working conditions. You will finally discover a giant model where a “Sound and Light” will immerse you in the working world of the 200th century and make you relive the famous Tarnades which often flood the Saut de Sabo.
Further information) :
– Possibility of hosting up to 90 people simultaneously. 1 guide for 30 people.
– refreshment area
– seated stages during the visit
Services for children

SPECIAL KIDS: COME CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY AT THE MUSEUM! If you are between 7 and 12 years old, come celebrate your birthday by going in search of the famous treasure of Adolphe Espinasse. By reservation – €6 per child (snack and drinks included) – 12 children maximum

FAMILY INVESTIGATION Mr. Garrigou, assistant to the Director of the Saut du Tarn factory, has mysteriously disappeared... Come and carry out your investigation: code words, intruders, labyrinths... will help you solve the riddle, on the principle of Cluedo. By reservation. 5€ per child / reduced rate for 1 accompanying person

Tips and Suggestions

Partner Albi City pass: reduced rate granted €3.50 instead of €5
In summer: admission + guided tour at 14 p.m.: €30 instead of €3.50

We speak English


  • History
  • Science and technology
  • Services
  • Manufacturing


Minimum age required: 72 year(s)
Minimum group size: 30 people


Suitable for: Special family with children

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request


Opening hours from 01 April to 18 November 2024
MondayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Reopening June 1st
In July and August:
– Guided tour at 14:30 p.m. every day
– Closing at 19 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/05/2024
  • 01/11/2024


Full price

5 €6 €
Reduced price

3.5 €-

2.5 €-
Albi city pass with bonus guided tour included in summer: €3.50
Guided tour in July August -1 single time: 14:30 p.m.

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Culture Check



  • Show room


  • Shop
  • Permanent animator
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Permanent exhibition
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Show
  • Animation
  • Children's entertainment

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Services adapted for mental disabilities, Independent wheelchair access, Presentation of the place accessible to visually impaired people at reception

Visual impairment

Tactile models available for the visually impaired

Mental handicap

Accessible for mental handicap


2 dead end of the steelworks
81160 Saint-Juery
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