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The Historic Mining Centre at the site of Delloye Pit in Lewarde on museum night
© Centre Historique Minier

Mining History Centre and Delloye Mine

The Mining History Centre plunges you into the Nord-Pas de Calais’ mining culture. A museum and documentary resource centre, are situated on the former Delloye pit which was exploited until 1971.

The Mining History Centre opened in 1984 on the pit head of the former Delloye pit, on a site of 8 hectares. The mine closed in 1971 because it was no longer profitable. The management of the state-owned Houillères du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais decided to create a memorial site to recount the life and culture of three centuries of mining activity. Material and documents flooded in from the other pits as they closed one by one. The last pit closed on 21st December 1990. Little by little, the site became an industrial and human memorial, with a mine museum, a documentary resource centre, and a scientific culture centre for energy which explains the stakes for the mining activity, and information about current and future energy sources.

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Mining History Centre and Delloye Mine


From 1 March to 14 November:
Daily : 9:00 to 19:30
Ticket office closes at 17:30

From 15 November to 28 February:
Monday to Saturday : 13:00 to 19:00
Sunday, school holidays and public holidays : 10:00 to 19:00
(closed from 1 January 31)

Ticket office closes at 17:00.


Access to the site and exhibitions + guided tour
Standard rate € 12,50
Reduced rate * € 6,70

  • meet a miner + € 1,80 (only in French)

Access to the site and exhibitions + guided tour
(2 adults + 2 children) € 33

  • meet a miner + € 7,20 (only in French)

Visit the website for group prices.