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Musée de la Mine

Museum (NOEUX-LES-MINES)


Although humble, the museum is a vibrant place, thanks to its team of enthusiastic guides. It is located in a former training centre where youths only 14 years old (Galibots) took apprenticeships to become miners. In response to the wishes of these former miners' to preserve the memory of their profession, 200 metres of tunnels were reconstructed, using partly modern techniques and partly the techniques of yesteryear.. There is an impressive wealth of material displayed here, recovered from different coal pits when they were shut down. And the museum has a special treasure: the very last lump of coal to be brought to the surface in this region, on 9th July 1991.