Admission and opening times
The museum is open every day except on Monday mornings and on 1st January, 1st May, 14th July, 15th August, 1st November and 25th December.
From July to August from 9.30 to 12.30 (last guided visit at 11.00) and 14.00 to 18.30 (last guided visit at 17.00).
The rest of the year from 9.00 to 12.30 (last guided visit at 11.00) and 14.00 to 18.00 (last guided visit at 16.30).
Reservations are mandatory for groups.
Allow 1 hour 15 for the visit
Fee includes admission to the museum and to exhibitions
Ticket : 5,50 €
Half price ticket : 4,50 €
Ticket and guided tour : 7 €
Half price ticket and guided tour : 5 €
Children under 16 (accompanied by an adult) : Free
Students : Free
Free admission every first sunday of each month
Explore the whole of Couriot!
At the heart of a mining site declared a historic Monument, an exceptional heritage complex can be explored with your family or friends to enlighten you on the world of coal and its workers in the Saint-Etienne region. This is a museum which invites you to discover the diff erent work areas within the pit; looking at them you would think that the miners have just fi nished work for the day. A restored mining gallery enables you to discover the work right down at the bottom of the pit.
Since December 2014, 1 000 m² of new exhibition space was built to present the museum’s collections.
It features an 8-acre park around the headframe complete with playground, picnic areas and spacious lawns.
Duration of the guided visit: 1 hr 15 mins
An exciting journey, which follows the footsteps of the miners through their daily lives, as well as the evolution of techniques and expertise by visiting the buildings of the only preserved mines in the Saint-Etienne basin which was in service until 1973.
Once you have toured the old «washbasin», you can go right down to the bottom of the pits with the cages, and then take the mining train to discover the gallery which has been restored to lifelike quality. When you come back up, continue exploring by discovering imposing machines which brought the site to life and the other heritage areas in the site (lamproom, extraction machine room, power room etc.) and from December 2014, the new exhibition rooms.
The new Couriot
Since 2012, Couriot has been undergoing major works to safeguard its heritage, to make your visit more
comfortable and update its visiting areas.
Discover now the new exhibition areas !
Explore the restored gallery with our guides only!
Explore Joseph Sanguedolce Park and enjoy its facilities
Discover the large compressor room and the electric locomotive workshop!
Explore the new 1 000 m² of exhibition areas: The Figure of the Miner, The Great Couriot History, Six Centuries of Mining Adventure in Saint-Etienne and its environs with its new audiovisual presentation.
The entire museum is now accessible to people of reduced mobility with the exception of the restored gallery.
COURIOT ALSO OFFERS
• A shop at the museum reception
• A Saint Barbara’s Day Festival in the 1st week of December
• A Museum Park Festival in early July
• Summer night visits
• Temporary exhibitions
• Concerts and festivals
• A special off er for leisure centres
• An association: Amis du musée de la Mine to support and assist the work of the museum.
And so much more.... le soutien de la DRAC Rhône-Alpes (Ministère de la Culture et de la communication) et de la Région Rhône-Alpes .