Museum and Interpretation center

Centre historique de la mine King|KB3

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
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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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Our crushes (5)

  • 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

  • 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.

Articles (7)

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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.