Cercs Mine Museum | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Cercs Mine Museum Living on coal
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The town of Cercs, in Berguedà, forms part of the most important mining centre in Catalonia, particularly from the modern mining of brown lignite coal in the late 19th century. To ensure stable labour in such an isolated place, a colony was built with housing and basic services for the miners, following the example of the textile colonies in the region.

Since 1999, the colony of Sant Corneli has been home to Cercs Mines Museum, which explains what the mining activity in the area was like over many years, from a geological, landscape, social and economic point of view. The Museum belongs to the Territorial system of the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia (mNACTEC).

The main building of the Museum is the old school of the colony, which was converted in 1931 to the "Hogar del Minero" (Home of the Miner) dedicated to services for workers (café, library, barbershop, cinema, games room, etc.). Here you can see the permanent exhibition that explains what coal mining and the mining infrastructure was like. A significant part is devoted to daily life in the colony and to the working conditions of the miners. Two audiovisual displays describe their most emblematic protests and you can also visit a miner’s house.

In 2012, "The spectacle of the mine: emotions and sensations" was included as part of the exhibition which delves into the world of mining through a immersive museum experience using new technologies.

Finally, a guided tour of the interior of the mine transports the visitor to other periods and you can travel along the first 450 metres of a 7 km long gallery in a wagon.

Plan your visit

What can I do?
You can participate as a group in an educational role-playing game "The Virtual Mine". With prior booking. There are also workshops and guided tours for schools.
Services
Timetables
From januaru 8th to July 31st
Weekdays: from 10:00 to 14.00
Weekends and bank holidays: from 10:00 to 15:00
Group visits upon request in the afternoons.
On regular Mondays (bank holidays excluded) the Museum will be closed.

August
Weekdays: from 10:00 ato 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00
Bank holidays: from 10:00 to 19.00
Monday: open

From septembre 1st to desembre 21st
Weekdays: from 10:00 to 14:00
Weekends and bank holidays: from 10:00 to 15.00
Group visits upon request in the afternoons.
On regular Mondays (bank holidays excluded) the Museum will be closed.
Prices
Classic visit  (duration 1:30h):
Individual: 11€
Children from 5 to 12 years: 4€
Youth from 13 to 18 years: 8,80€
Retirees (over 65 years): 8,80€
Groups: 30 adults. 8,80€

Complete visit (duration 2h):
Individual: 15€
Children from 5 to 12 years: 6€
Youth from 13 to 18 years : 12,80€
Retirees (over 65 years): 12,80€
Groups: 30 adults. 12,80€
Contact
Museu de les Mines de Cercs
Plaça Sant Romà s/n.
Colònia Sant Corneli
08698 CERCS (Barcelona)
Tel: +34 93 824 81 87 / +34 93 824 90 25 Veure localització
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