Mining Museum

      Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

     Geology, Local industry   
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The Museum of the mine of Gréasque is located in the Puits Hély Oissel.
It makes you discovering the history of the land, its people and their job in the coal mines.
The hard work of these men, with the hazards, their living conditions during the five centuries of exploitation are described to you, and are detailed, shown, displayed and shared, safely of course! :-)

You will understand how was the life of these miners.

The Puits Hély Oissel worked from 1919 to 1960. It is registered in the list of the historical monuments since 1989.

The visit is as follows:
- Enter at the reception area, where the model of the well and the various building is exposed.
- The engine room, thanks to its light and sound show will immerse you in the world of these workers.
- The control room where the means were implemented to avoid hazards at the bottom of the mine (colliery gas, flooding or collapse of galleries).
- The room of objects will then present the objects used by the miners over the centuries.
- Finally, the Geology room presents the geology of the basin of Provence, the formation of coal, the geological constraints...

Puits Hely d'Oissel
13850 Greasque

Gréasque is located between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
From Marseille, take the A7 and the E712.
Then at the A51/E712 take exit 2 towards "Bouc-Bel-Air / Gardanne / Simiane-Collongue."
Finally, take the D7 towards Gréasque.

N 43°25'50'', E 05°32'21''

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Duration of the visit: about 1h30.
Closed from December the 21st to January the 22nd included.

The museum opening hours are available by clicking here.

Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.

The light and sound museum recreates the atmosphere of the site at the time of its operation.

The site of the Puits Hély Oissel has a car park for ??motorhomes.

The tour can be done either guided or alone with MP3 Audio.

The Puits Hély Oissel is managed by the Association of the Carbouniero Prouvènço, an association of 13 towns in the mining area of Provence which now has a scientific committee since 2004.

The museum is accessible to disable persons on request only. Direct Tel museum: +33(0)4-42-69-77-00

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