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Minerals - Museum of the Messeix Mine

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Wearing a mask is recommended. Respect of the ground markings defining the routes and observation points. Use of hydro-alcoholic gel. Payment by contactless credit card possible. A very limited part of the site will only be accessible to visitors wearing masks.
The patrimony and history of miners. One and a half centuries of mining, headstock, extraction machinery. The Auvergne in minature, an animated reproduction with a small train and video. In summer rail bike and train. Exhibition.
Minérail welcomes you to the Messeix Mine Museum and presents a century and a half of mining by taking you on a tour of these places, steeped in history, in their original context: buildings and equipment as they were when the mine closed!
The educational interest is ensured by a small-scale, animated reproduction of the mining complex. The whole process is thus visualised in a playful way: from the extraction of anthracite to the shipment by rail, before discovering the original installations and many details about the miners' lives.
You will also have access, for the pleasure of children and adults, to "L'Auvergne miniature", a reproduction of the whole Region, with a multitude of small trains running. A delight!
The miners' train runs in summer, contact us!
This site is labelled "Remarkable Industrial Ensemble" at regional level by Patrimoine Aurhalpin and classified one star in the Michelin Green Guide.
  • Visit :
    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
  • Services :
    • 50 people max per group
  • Visites :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • themes :
    • Local tradition
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access


FaresRates periodMinMax
01/04/2021 - 30/09/2021
AdultA l'année7.00€
Child (3-12 years)A l'année4.00€
Group adultsA l'année6.00€
Group childrenA l'année4.00€
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Bank/credit card
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Minerals - Museum of the Messeix Mine
2 allée des Sorbiers
Les Gannes
Phone : +33 4 73 21 45 63
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • Spanish