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    Slate museum (Musée de l'Ardoise)

    Museum in Trélazé
    From :  4,8 Full-fare
    • The slate museum is a place to learn about the work of the region’s shale miners; a great place to discover the geology of region, the evolution of quarrying over 600 years, the daily life of slate workers and the landscapes they created.  Truly interactive and educational, it includes a live demonstration on the ancient techniques used to create the tiles that adorn many of the roofs in the Loire Valley.

      Since 2015, three new exhibition halls are now open to the public. The museography has...
      The slate museum is a place to learn about the work of the region’s shale miners; a great place to discover the geology of region, the evolution of quarrying over 600 years, the daily life of slate workers and the landscapes they created.  Truly interactive and educational, it includes a live demonstration on the ancient techniques used to create the tiles that adorn many of the roofs in the Loire Valley.

      Since 2015, three new exhibition halls are now open to the public. The museography has been entirely rethought and modernised to encourage visitors to wander through an interactive and educational museum area dedicated to younger audiences. The museum also spurs on visitors to discover the region’s geology, the evolution of quarrying over a period of more than 600 years, the daily life of slate workers, the quarry landscape and mining objects.
           
    • Spoken languages
      • French
    Services
    • Accessibility
      • Visually impaired
    • Equipment
      • bus parking
      • Picnic area
      • Free parking
      • Animals accepted
      • Shop
    Rates
    Payment methods
    • Cash
    • Bank card
    • Cheques and giro cheques
    • Transfers
    • Holiday cheques
    • Rates 2024
    • From January 1, 2024 to December 20, 2024
    • Free
      Free
    • Standard rate - adult full price
      From 4.80 € to 8 €
    • Child rate
      From 2.60 € to 5 €
    • Student
      From 4 € to 6.50 €
    • Unemployed person
      From 4 € to 6.50 €
    • Adult group
      From 7 € to 7.70 €
    • Children's group
      4.70 €
    Openings
    • From January 16, 2024
      until March 1, 2024
    • From March 2, 2024
      until June 30, 2024
    • From July 2, 2024
      until August 31, 2024
    • From September 1, 2024
      until November 17, 2024
    • Tuesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thursday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Friday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Tuesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thursday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Friday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Saturday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Sunday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Tuesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Thursday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Friday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Saturday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Sunday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Tuesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thursday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Friday
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Saturday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Sunday
      2:30 PM - 6:30 PM