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Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno

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Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno

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PeginFrance wrote a review Jun 2019
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland5 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Maxwell126 wrote a review Dec 2018
Bristol, England, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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MrsSaraT-C wrote a review Sep 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Christine F wrote a review Apr 2018
Wollongong, Australia63 contributions23 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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laura v wrote a review Aug 2017
santurtzi85 contributions22 helpful votes
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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 :)
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Date of experience: August 2017
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