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I have been to this museum at the beginning of August with my family (2adults and 2 Children) when the attraction had been opened just for a couple of months. The ride on the mine train through an old mine track was fantastic, the visit to the old mine headquarter was superb. When we went some of the places were not open to the public yet but I believe most of them are available now. Ideal for family with kids. The only downside is that the tour is only in Spanish, (or at least it was when we went), and therefore unless you speak or understand the language it might not be suitable for you.
Written September 26, 2013
We were fully expecting everything at the museum to be in Spanish, having read reviews in advance. We still wanted to visit so ploughed on and we are so glad we did. The staff were extremely helpful, the guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. A great couple of hours.
Written September 11, 2018
One of the best tourist attractions in Asturias. Recently opened in June 2013 . The ride on the train takes you into the mine, at almost 32 metres of depth. You really feel the damp atmosphere and to think that the miners went down the mines every day, in much worse conditions !!! The mine has a depth of 400 metres, where they were last working. The machine room is awesome, with the bigget turbines you can ever see !! The mine has been under 4 years of renovations and in no other words is FANTASTIC. Wodeful for adults, small children and also teens.
Written July 24, 2013
Before you arrive here, check for times of tours. We arrived at 13:50 to find that the next tour wasn’t until 16:00. A very friendly receptionist directed us to a nearby town to get lunch while we waited. The tour begins with a train ride through a wood an into a mine. The entire commentary throughout is in Spanish, there isn’t even an information leaflet in English. We were met by a guide who was aware that we didn’t speak Spanish. He explained that it wasn’t possible to give the information in English also. I didn’t expect him to but would have welcomed a sentence in English explaining what each building was. I got the impression that he would have preferred us to explore the buildings on our own and meet for our return train ride. As the information plaques are solely in Spanish, we wouldn’t be any more enlightened about the place. I wouldn’t recommend this experience for anyone who doesn’t speak Spanish.
Written June 30, 2019
An absorbing train ride into the depths of a disused Asturian coal mine. With the mining industry being wound down in Spain this attraction casts light on the tough conditions that the hardy Asturian miners had to endure. A well researched commentary guides the visitors as they take the small mining train up the Samuno valley and then into the mine. At the end of the track you take an elevator ride to the surface and tour the museum stuffed full of relics from the heyday of Asturias coal production.
Written December 27, 2018
This is a really great mining museum, it's very well run and is very family friendly. The whole site is in very good order, each group has a guided tour. It was a very reasonable entry price .The old buildings have been well preserved, loved the beautiful Spanish tiles in the engine room!
Written April 22, 2018
I was with my fam visiting the museum, my grandad was working in a mine and he almost cry with the explanation of the guide. Beautiful surroundings and really important story to be told. Everything in the mine is very well organized, the people who explain you the story of the mine and the route are polite, nice and kind. The place is just stunning and incredible. You should do this visit and know a little bit more about the work of our ancestors. We will come back and recommend to everyone :)
Written August 16, 2017
We weren't sure what to expect, but this was a fun afternoon at a well-run and polished attraction. There's a waiting area for the train to the attraction with toilets, drinks and vending machines and plenty of seating. The receptionist spoke perfect English, however the tour itself was in Spanish.
Written August 1, 2017
Hola Juan Antonio: ústed ha subido por caña real del pozo San Luis en un ascensor, sí, pero si lo que quiere es ir en una "jaula" minera, vaya a Sotón, o esté dispuesto a desvestirse, firmar varios papeles de exención de responsabilidad, poner ropa de algodón 100%, pagar más de 40€ y respirar profundo...
Frequently Asked Questions about Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno
- Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno is open:
- Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM