Museum and Interpretation center

Centre historique de la mine King|KB3

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
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Hoist Building
Centre historique de la mine King|KB3
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Centre historique de la mine King|KB3

Contact details

240, street Bennett
Thetford Mines Québec, G6G 2R4
List of itineraries

418 335-2123 #221
1 855 335-2123

info@museeminero.com

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  • Access to the observatory

    360 degrees outstanding view of the region

  • Three renovated buildings

    Guided tour in restored mining buildings

  • Prince Gemo

    Treasures of chrysotile asbestos mines

  • Thetford's public market

    Each saturdays at 9 am to noon from june 17 to september 23

  • Heritage mining tour

    Every day from july first to september 5 at 1 : 30 pm

In a few words

The region's first underground mine, the King Mine Historic Center offers you a memorable experience in the heart of real restored mining buildings. The site offers an immersive tour using real mining equipment and highlights the hard work of generations of workers in the mining industry.

The circuit begins with the forge, continues in the winch building end finishes with the headframe building. At the top of the headframe, the observatory offers a 360-degree view of the city of Thetford Mines, at a height of 140 feet (42 meters).

Discover the new underground gallery offering an unforgettable immersive experience. Discover the fascinating world of underground workers. Going back in time from the 1980s to the 1910s, we invite you to discover the evolution of mining techniques, work equipment and safety standards.

Visit duration : 2.00 h

Schedule and prices

Schedule

SUMMER (JUNE 4 TO JUNE 23 2022)
FROM TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM TO 4:00 pm

SUMMER (JUNE 24 TO SEPTEMBER 5 2022)
FROM TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 5:00 pm

FALL (SEPTEMBER 6 TO OCTOBER 10 2022)
FROM TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM TO 4:00 pm

LOW SEASON (FROM OCTOBER 11 2022)
CLOSED

Prices

Adult $ 15
Senior $ 11
Student $ 9
Children 6-17 years old $ 6
5 years and under Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $ 37

Special prices for groups of fifteen (15) people or more.

For more information or to make a reservation **:
education@museeminero.com

** Reservation: a minimum of 5 working days is required for group reservations.

Rates subject to change without notice.

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The Route des Vallons et des Lacs! As its name suggests, as you travel it you will discover rolling landscapes and have access to some of the most beautiful lakes in our region. Lakes, rivers, covered bridges, winding roads, beautiful country houses, mining heritage and magnificent nature await you! This tourist route really has everything to please lovers of beautiful car rides, nature lovers, as well as motorcyclists and cyclists who love challenges.

Curious Nature Blogger Jeff On The Road tells us about his spring getaway to Thetford Mines

Du haut de ses 146 ans, la ville de Thetford Mines est encore toute jeune. Malgré le fait qu’elle ne fasse pas partie des plus vieilles villes du Québec, Thetford Mines est très riche en histoire. En effet, cette municipalité de la MRC des Appalaches fut pendant plusieurs années, une des régions minières les plus importantes au Québec. Pendant près d’un siècle, ce sont ses importants gisements d’amiante qui ont fait sa renommée, mais qu’en est-il aujourd’hui? Qu’est-ce qui fait qu’on veut visiter Thetford? Eh bien, j’ai plusieurs réponses pour vous et elles se trouvent dans cet article!