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La Machine, Musée de la Mine
The life of the collieries of La Machine (closed down in 1974): men, work at the coalface, everyday life, the town and the Schneider system. The museum is a an image of the mine, a reconstitution of the galleries of the Glénons mines.

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Main collections

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  Ethnology Science technical History

Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
Musée de la Mine
1 Avenue de la République
58260 La Machine

tel. : 03 86 50 91 08
fax : 03 86 50 46 13

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•From 1st March to 14 June: Sundays and holidays from 2pm to 6pm (except 1st May)
• From 15 June to 15 September: every day from 2pm to 6pm
• From 16 September to 2 November: Sundays 2pm to 6pm
• From 1st March to 2 November: every day for groups (12+ people) by appointment

Closed from 3 November to 28 February

Entrance fees
Prices for the two sites:

Full price: 6 €
Half price: 3 €

Group children (+ 12 people): 1 € per person
Group adults (+ 12 people): 4 € per person

Price for one of the two sites: 4 €

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Also at the museum

Lecture hall
Meeting room for up to 25 people