Museum
in Cagnac-les-Mines

Musée-Mine Départemental

Departmental mine museum: a new mine of sensations!
The last on-site testimony to coal mining in the Tarn, this industrial museum sheds both technical and social light on seven centuries of coal history.
Dare to descend into the cage.
Tremble under the simulation of a firedamp blow.
Find out about the working conditions of coal miners.
Descend into the bowels of the earth.

Located in the heart of the former Carmaux-Albi mining basin, in Cagnac-les-Mines, the Mine Museum has reopened its doors to the public after 2 years of work.
With its exhibition rooms and its 300 meters of mine galleries, it relates the mining epic of a territory attached to its working memory and pays tribute to all the men and women who, over the centuries, shaped this earth. It is also a valuable tool for passing on to current generations the history of coal mining in the basin.
Come and discover this redesigned museum, anchored in its time with the use of new technologies for sound and lighting, a more modern scenography to welcome the visitor and immerse them in the daily life of the “black faces”. However, the museum does not deny its roots with its specificities and its very particular atmosphere.
New reception, new shop area, redesigned visitor route, and renovated mine galleries: this is the museum to visit!
We speak: English, French

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Themes:

  • Science and technology
  • Manufacturing

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • Lake or body of water within 300 m
  • Lake or body of water at -5 km
  • At the water's edge

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 90 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 90 min.
Minimum age required: 36 year(s)
Maximum age allowed: 1200 years
Minimum group size: 15 person(s)

Customers

Suitable for: Special teenagers, Special family with children, Reception of groups, Reception of school groups, Special rate for students, Special rate for job seekers, Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2), Cycle 4: middle school ( 5th, 4th, 3rd), Hosting summer camps, Children from 6 to 12 years old, Young people from 13 to 17 years old, Higher education, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th)

Language(s) of the visit

Français

Individual visit services

  • Permanent individual guided tours
  • Mandatory guided individual tours

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Mandatory guided group visits

Opening

Opening hours from April 06 to June 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to October 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from November 01 to December 04, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Last tour departs at 16:30 p.m.
Opening hours from 10 February to 05 April 2025
WednesdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Last tour departs at 16:30 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 25/12/2024

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Full price
8 €-
Reduced price
5 €-
Free for under 18s and students

Payment methods

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

Services

Equipments

  • Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Public toilets
  • Air-conditioning
  • Show room
  • Parking
  • defibrillator
  • Coach parking

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Guided tours
  • Recreation center

Activities on site

  • Manual workshops

Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Hard surface, Elevator meets standards, Furniture/reception counter adapted for people in wheelchairs, Possibility of dropping someone off in front of the site

Linked offers

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Address

20 Avenue St Sernin
81130 Cagnac-les-Mines
How do I get there?
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