Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association), Saint-Etienne
(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Coal, mined in the region since the 13th century, provided the backbone to industries that fueled the cultural growth of the region. Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association) commemorates the history of the coal-mining industry through the pictures and stories of the people who worked in and around the mines, many of whom had to endure danger and hardship on the job. However, it doesn't ignore the stories of the mine's owners through the centuries and the mine's contributions to the region's growth. You’ll also learn about the changes in technology and fuel use that led to the closure of the mine in the 1980s. Plan to visit Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association) during your Saint-Etienne vacation using our convenient Saint-Etienne trip builder.
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  • If only there was room for the guided tour. Overall, come to the opening hours because everything is sold within 45 minutes. Looking ahead if it is possible to reserve their seats in advance. Many kilometers to stay on the tile. On the other hand, the Park and the game space are well done.
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  • Remarkable Museum that reconstructs great life at the mine, with a descent into a well. The circuit is complete, and the visit is of quality.
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  • Great Museum but difficult visit for the young at heart. Indeed, in the past we "went down" the time using a small train crashed and unrepaired. Now we're getting somewhere on foot in "the funnel" cluttered with rails and other "obstacles". Moreover it is a discovery "backwards" since we start from the modern time and back in increments to the origins. It's more interesting, I think, especially for children, when we start from ancient times and that we progress towards modernity. Attention to the arrival in the Court where there is an inclined plane metal poorly reported; there I had a crash. Overall it's good and go, especially to show the children our rich mining past and the hardness of the work of minors. Parts were built on the tile with audiovisual. A must-see; too many visitors make the impasse and it sucks!
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