Le Grand Filon - Musée du Fer

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Description

Visit Savoie's largest mines and discover all the secrets of iron and copper. Take advantage of our museographic spaces, visit the mine galleries and the miners' village (former school and chapel).
Men have been mining the Hurtières massif since Roman times, exploiting its riches. Initially, copper and silver were the coveted commodities, but iron became the mainstay of mining operations. Closed at the beginning of the 20th century, this site is an authentic testimony to the singularity of Alpine mining and the evolution of ore extraction and transportation techniques over the centuries. Le Grand Filon - Musée du Fer tells the story of the men and women involved in what was once Savoie's largest metal mining operation. The hamlet of La Minière, once populated by miners' families, is a veritable time machine! The museum exhibition evokes this past, from geological times to mining. Through films, illustrations and objects, follow the progression from ore to tool, and discover the transformation of iron. Around the museum, stroll through the metallurgical park. In the hamlet of La Minière, visit the miners' chapel or the school museum, where you'll find yourself in the atmosphere of a 1930s classroom in the hamlet school. Gallery visits: - Saint Louis gallery: general public - La galerie Sainte-Barbe: sports enthusiasts aged 8 and over. Other offers : - Workshops for children (during school vacations) - Orienteering course - Underground Escape Game (from 12-13 years). Relaxation break in the Bistrot des Mineurs room. Snack bar in summer only. Dedicated store

Pricing

- Museum only 4€ : full price 2€ : reduced price (6 to 16 years old) Free for children under 6 - Visit Saint-Louis : Museum + Appli + Gallery 8€ : full price 5€ : reduced rate (6 to 16 years old) Free for children under 6 - Visit Sainte-Barbe : Museum + Guided Gallery 20€ : full price 15€ : reduced rate (from 8 to 16 years old) Free for children under 6. Group rate for 15 people or more. * Reduced rates: under 18s, pass cards, students, large families, jobseekers and disabled people (on presentation of proof).

Langues

English
French
Address
1514 route de la Minière, 73220, Saint-Georges-d'Hurtières
Opening
From 07/05 to 15/07/2024, daily. Open on request (by reservation) or according to program. From 16/07 to 25/08/2024 between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Saturday.