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Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine

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Very interesting museum dedicated to the history of coal mining

This museum is situated on a former coal pit. The old buildings/installations have been preserved... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
Something very different to do in this area

This is a fascinating museum at a decommissioned mine that manages to cover a lot of aspects of the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Stephen A
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Lieu-dit Fosse Delloye - Rue Erchin | Fosse Delloye, 59287 Lewarde, France
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

This museum is situated on a former coal pit. The old buildings/installations have been preserved and more modern ones added to complete the exposition of old tools and material used for coal mining. The entry comprises a guided tour underground showing how coal mining developed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

This is a fascinating museum at a decommissioned mine that manages to cover a lot of aspects of the mining industry - from the geological, social and economic perspectives and backgrounds, through to the changes seen in the last century. A free English audio guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great exhibition on the history of coal mining in the North of France from pre first world war to the closure of mines

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are anywhere near this museum you must go. The official visit is about one hour but there are plenty of other things to see. It has a nice cafe, shop etc.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Malcolm W
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