|Location:||Cagnac les Mines. A68 Toulouse-Albi, at Albi stay on RN88 to Saint-Michel, turn left and follow signs to Cagnac les Mines.|
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.
Adults EUR 7, Children (5-18) EUR 4.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 5.50, Children (5-18) EUR 4.
|Address:||Musée de la Mine Cagnac les Mines, Av. de Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac les Mines, Tel: +33-563-539170. 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.
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|12th century||earliest coal mining.|
|1810||mining company Carmaux founded.|
|1890||Mines of Albi founded.|
|1960s||begin of decline.|
|1987||last undergroung mine closed.|
|1989||mining museum opened.|
|1997||last open cast mine closed.|
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.