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What a wonderful experience! This guided museum offers a look at the coal mining industry that flourished in this part of France in the 19th and 20th centuries. Insightful as well as fun - for all ages. The displays and explanations in the non-guided parts...More
We come from Spain to participate in an event here in the mines.
The visit was so interesting and the translator was really helpful to understand the details.
Also the reconstruction of the mine is a really nice work and all the machines inside and...More
They tell the story of coal mining in this location very well, and convey what it would have been like working the pits. The visit takes you through the changing rooms all the way to the pits, explaining the conditions for the workers, as well...More
I am reviewing the museum separately to the actual mine exhibit as it focusses more on the people of the mine rather than the technicalities. It tells the stories of the folk that were attracted to work in the mine from both the local area...More
Not what we would normally visit and therefore different. Gave a very good idea about what it was like. You can listen to a talk from a miner but you have to have a good knowledge of French to understand and we were told this...More
Every member of our family (two adults and two kids of 7 & 5) thoroughly enjoyed the mining museum. The audio-guided tour of the exhibits is not only educational, but fun and interactive too. Not a trace of stuffiness or boredom to be fund. Everyone...More
When scouring the internet to see where we should visit on our trip to Lille, this was definitely top of the list. We had a car, so were happy to make the 45 minute drive from the old town - not quite sure how you...More
impressive to see and imagine how terrible the labour was in the mines to obtain the black ores ; a job was essential at those days and only survival for the fittest bu ,t the dust longs where a hidden killer.............
becoming deaf was the...More
The museum with old photos is very interesting, didn't know about the deliberate destruction of 200 mines during WW1 by the Germans. It's amazing that they ever got the region going again. I was a little disappointed that the actual mine galleries were a simulation...More
This is a really good and interesting visit. The first thing to note is that the site is 99% wheelchair and pushchair accessible (BRAVO!).There are also lockers where you can store your bags etc. if you don't want to carry them around. After visiting the...More