Centre Historique Mnier, Lewarde

4.7
#3 of 68 in Museums in Nord
Must see · World heritage site · History Museum · Museum
Set on the site of the old Delloye colliery at Lewarde, Centre Historique Mnier is France's largest mining museum. Follow in the footsteps of a miner as you enter the emblematic world of this former colliery. See clothes hanging in the bathrooms, lamps lined up in the lamp room, a horse neighing in the stables, and the enormous wheels of the extraction machines. Seven major exhibits give you the full experience, including the daily life of a miner and his family, models of mining sites, facts about coal, and the history of Delloye colliery. You can also meet a former miner and ask questions. Plan your visit to Centre Historique Mnier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lewarde online vacation planner.
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  • A large former mine, with plenty to see. However we felt much of it could be improved. Everything (including the guided tour) was in French with only limited English translation. There was nothing to....  more »
  • This museum is situated on a former coal pit. The old buildings/installations have been preserved and more modern ones added to complete the exposition of old tools and material used for coal mining.....  more »
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