Musée de la Mine Brassac les Mines

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Location: Bayard, northeast of Brassac les Mines
Open: APR to OCT 9:30-12, last entry 11, 14-19, last entry 18.
Classification: MineCoal Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Musée de la Mine Brassac les Mines, Puits Bayard, 63570 Brassac les Mines, Tel: +33-473-543582. E-mail: contact
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14th cty start of coal mining.
28-JUL-1978 mine closed.
1990 mining museum opened.



The Musée de la Mine (Mining Museum) of Brassac-les-Mines is located at Bayard, an northwestern suburb. This building once contained the power plant and the hoist of the colliery. The museum shows the history of the coal mining since the 14th century, the techniques used, the daily live of the miners. There are audiovisual displays, a 160 m long reconstructed tunnel of the coal mine, and of course the building and its machinery.