Museum and Interpretation center

Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
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Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

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Science, art, culture and heritage meet in Musée minéralogique et minier of Thetford Mines. Open year round, this center offers to discover the history and geology of the Appalachians mountains, to explore the gallery Atoms and crystals gathering minerals from around the world, to participate in cultural or scientific events, to visit temporary exhibitions on inviting themes... Discover mineralogy initiation activities, animation and a gift shop with remarkable stones, jewelry, books, games, decorations ... In summer, the heritage mining tour reveals the discovery of the " cotton stone ". Explore the site of the first mines in Quebec, discover a mining ground by bus with breathtaking views, enjoy a spectacular stop to gather minerals characteristic of the region. Amazing!


Museum - Open all year:
July 1st at Labor Day: every day from 10am to 5pm
Labor Day Thanksgiving: Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 16:30, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 17h
Thanksgiving on June 30: Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

Permanent exhibitions
Memories of stone, pride and excessiveness of a region / Atoms and crystals

Temporary exhibitions
February 9 to September 9, 2018: Perfect match, sport VS sciences, an exhibition of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science
September 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019: Charabia, an exhibition of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

Mining Tour (Reservation required, min 10 pers.)
July 1st to the 1st Monday of September, every day at 1:30 pm

The Museum is open at all times for groups with reservations.

Annual event
Mineral Fair (September)
Regional Crafts Fair (December)
Museum Shop Gift Expo (December)


May Rate at Thanksgiving
MUSEUM and KB3 (taxes incl.):
Adult: $ 13.95
Senior: $ 12.95
Student (7 to 17 years old): $ 7.95
Child (6 years old and under): free
Family rate *: $ 36.00

OBSERVATORY of KB3 (taxes incl.)
Adult: $ 5.00
Student (7 to 17 years old): $ 3.00
Child (6 years old and under): free

MUSEUM, KB3 and MINING TOUR (taxes included)
Adult: $ 29.95
Senior: $ 28.95
Student (7 to 17 years old): $ 18.95
Child (6 years and under): $ 6.95
Family rate *: $ 78.95

* Family rate: 2 adults and 2 children or students

Special rates for groups of fifteen (15) or more people.
For more information or to make a reservation **:

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

Rates subject to change without notice.

This place also offers : Guided Tours, Boutique


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Activities and Events

From 2 to December 16, 2017
From 17 to December 31, 2017
March 31, 2018
May 17, 2018
July 7, 2018
July 8, 2018
July 17, 2018
August 7, 2018
August 14, 2018
From 16 to August 18, 2018
September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018
October 27, 2018
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