Museum and Interpretation center

Centre historique de la mine King|KB3

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
Vue extérieure
The observatory
Pulleys
Blacksmith building
Le chevalement
Hoist Building
Centre historique de la mine King|KB3
Accueil du Centre historique
Vue - Centre historique de la mise King - KB3

Description

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  • Heritage mining tour

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

  • Thetford's public market

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

  • Prince Gemo

    Treasures of chrysotile asbestos mines

  • Access to the observatory

    360 degrees outstanding view of the region

  • Three renovated buildings

    Guided tour in restored mining buildings

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, where we present the vast territory occupied by chrysotile asbestos mines in the MRC des Appalaches. Visiting the forge allows you to understand the functions of such a building in industry, as well as the work of a blacksmith.

The visit continues in the winch building where, thanks to the imposing machinery still in place, you can imagine the complexity and importance of the work of its operators.

The route ends with the headframe building where we present, among other things, the different stages to be carried out before and after the work shift of miners and other trades. 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. Descend into the depths of the tunnel to 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

For Real!

The Historic Center presents the history of chrysotile mining from historical, human and economic perspectives. Remembering the men and women who wrote the history of a region.

Laurie Jacques Côté, Centre historique de la mine King|KB3

Certifications et distinctions

  • Authorized museums

    Schedule and prices

    Schedule

    SPRING (JUNE 5 TO JUNE 23, 2021)
    TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

    SUMMER (JUNE 24 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2021)
    TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

    FALL (SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCT 11, 2021)
    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

    WINTER
    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 **: service.educatif@museemineralog.com

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

    Rates subject to change without notice.

    Articles (5)

    Articles

    Gabrielle visits KB3

    Recently, I was able to visit the historic center of the King Mine, which was a real pleasure for me. If you are a history fanatic or simply fascinated by the city of Thetford Mines and its character, you will be in for it!

    Curious Nature Let's explore the Route des Vallons et des Lacs

    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.