Northern France Tourism : official website

Musée de la Mine

Museum (AUCHEL)

Spoken languages : anglais

Museum visits are always guided by former miners, who tell you the story of the mines through three centuries of history. A twenty-minute film is shown before you are taken down into 250 metres of underground galleries. The different techniques of coal felling used from 1734 to 1990 are explained along the way. Various documents, videos and an exhibition help give you a real glimpse into daily life at the mine.