Musée de la Mine Cagnac les Mines


Useful Information

Location: Cagnac les Mines. A68 Toulouse-Albi, at Albi stay on RN88 to Saint-Michel, turn left and follow signs to Cagnac les Mines.
Open: MAY to JUN daily 10-12, 14-18.
JUL to AUG daily 10-19.
SEP to OCT daily 10-12, 14-18.
NOV to APR Tue-Sat 10-12, 14-17, Sun 10-12, 14-18.
Last entry one hour before closure.
[2009]
Fee: Adults EUR 7, Children (5-18) EUR 4.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 5.50, Children (5-18) EUR 4.
[2009]
Classification: ExplainCoal Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Musée de la Mine Cagnac les Mines, Av. de Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac les Mines, Tel: +33-563-539170. E-mail: contact
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History

12th century earliest coal mining.
1810 mining company Carmaux founded.
1890 Mines of Albi founded.
1946 mines nationalized.
1960s begin of decline.
1987 last undergroung mine closed.
1989 mining museum opened.
1997 last open cast mine closed.

Geology


Description

The Musée de la Mine Cagnac les Mines documents the 700 years of coal mining history of this departement. A 350m long artificial mine passage is guided like a show mine, visitors get helmets. It displays all steps necessary to mine coal.