2b Boulevard Paix, 62260 Auchel.
All year Tue, Thu 9-12.
Adults EUR 6, Children (7-16) EUR 4, Children (0-6) free.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5.50.
|Classification:||Coal Mine Replica Underground Mine|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||D=1.5 h, Max=50.|
|Address:||Musée de la Mine d’Auchel, 2b Boulevard Paix, 62260 Auchel, Tel: +33-3-21-52-66-10. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
|1947||educational mine built after the Second World War.|
|1974||educational mine of the mine school closed.|
|1987||Musée de la Mine d'Auchel founded.|
This show mine has actually two names, Musée de la Mine d’Auchel (Auchel Mining Museum) after the village Auchel, where it is located, and Musée de la Mine Jacques Deramaux (Jacques Deramaux Mine Museum) after Jacques Deramaux. For unknown reason they have given up their domain, as a result it is now used to sell gum bears with CBD. They closed for some time due to Corona, but it seems they have now reopened.
The idea of this artificial mine is to show children at the age of 14 that this was the age when children were sent to the coal mine 100 years ago, to become miners. The passages, which were only a meter high, were actually much easier navigated by children. Jacques Deramaux was chief surveyor and geologist of the Mines of Auchel and Bruay-la-Buissière. He also founded the mining museum together with 11 other former miners in 1987 and finally died in 2023 at the age of 92. The museum is located in the former mine-school, which was closed in 1974. The mine replica is actually the educational mine of the mine school and was created for the education of future miners.