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The museum itself is inviting and has a well-made exhibition on display. However, to visit the mine it is compulsory to go on a guided tour (included in the ticket price).
Unfortunately the tour is only available in French. You do receive an audio guide...More
I dont know whether Michelin green guides rate this attraction as "worth a detour" but I would say that with quite a lot of choice of similar mining museums in the area, there is nothing special about this one at Lewarde that justifies a non-fluent...More
Large site with many parts, including museum of daily lives of miners and their families. We arrived later, so no guided tours were available, so we just walked around the are by ourselves. It's quite large.
We visited the museum and the reconstitution of the mine with a guided tour. It was very well put, clear and informative. The conditions of workers are described chronogically as you walk through the installations. It even possible to meet miners that used to work...More
Obviously a very popular school visit, judging by the number of coaches disgorging large numbers of noisy kids and their teachers. However, they all seemed enthusiastic, and the tour through the re-created mine tunnels was segregated for adults only. It was all fairly self-explanatory, but...More
A fascinating insight to mining and the lives of miners in France with something for all ages, the highlight being the guided tour 'down 'the mine to see how mining changed through the ages. A good day out whatever the weather.
A fascinating visit for us and our two daughters (aged 5 and 7). We had lunch at the nice restaurant then had the guided tour before visiting the museum and meeting up with a former miner. It really felt like visiting a different era. Strongly...More
This museum was unique. You learnt a lot about the mines, not only through displays, but by actually getting a tour inside of the mine. When you take the small lift down into the mine, wearing a helmet and listening to demonstrations of the noise...More