Musée des Gueules Rouges

The Musée des Gueules Rouges traces, along a playful visit, the history of bauxite mining in the Var.

Self-guided tour thanks to the interactive terminals, discover the origin of bauxite, the techniques of transformation of this ore into aluminium and the contemporary uses of this metal.

Accompanied by a tour guide, plunge into the miners' life and walk through the reconstituted mine gallery.


Exposition INFRA ROUGE – Jean Roulin

Exposition INFRA ROUGE : Underground photographs by Jean Roulin Vernissage : Friday 17 June at 6 p.m. Passionate about abandoned and mysterious places, Jean Roulin, this J.R.. spend a part… Read More »Exposition INFRA ROUGE – Jean Roulin

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Musée des Gueules Rouges,

Notice of passage exhibition by Nadya Bertaux

In this exhibition, Nadya Bertaux expresses through her sculptures the importance of memory, of the acquisition and the transmission. The power of its facilities, carried out in residence at the Center… Read More »Notice of passage exhibition by Nadya Bertaux

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Musée des Gueules Rouges,

Fête de la Science

À l'occasion de la fête de la science, le musée sera gratuit samedi 8 et dimanche 9 october ! Saturday, nous vous proposons entre 14h et 16h une après-midi découverte… Read More »Fête de la Science

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Young audience

Individual children's workshops

Wednesdays during holidays, children's workshops are organized for the individual public. To know the programming of the workshops, see you in the calendar.


On reservation, educational visits-workshops around the current exhibition and in connection with the school program are organized. From preschool (from the small section) until high school.

Recreation centers

In a resolutely playful perspective, the museum organizes visits and workshops for groups of children from leisure centers. On reservation.

Hours and prices

Accepted payment methods : cash, credit card, check, Culture and Vacation Vouchers

SeasonDayOpen hours
May-SeptemberWednesday, Saturday and Sunday & Holidays all zone : From Wednesday to Sunday & non-working days14h – 18h
Exceptional opening in July and AugustSaturdays and Sundays 10h – 12h30
October - AprilWednesday, Saturday & Sunday / Holidays all zone : From Wednesday to Sunday14h – 17h

Visits of the mine are only at fixed times and accompanied by the museum guide. The duration of the visit is 45 minutes approx..

The temperature in the mine is about 10°C in winter and 20°C in summer.

Animals are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.

The museum is closed from 16/12 to 1/02 and 1/05, 1/11 and 11/11.

Access and contact

Musée des Gueules Rouges / Avenue de la Libération 83170 Tourves

GPS : 43.411037,5.919672

Autoroute A8 sortie 35

DN7 direction Saint-Maximin sortie Marseille Tourves

Direction village de Tourves

Museum on the right at the bus stop

To contact the museum

Phone : 04 94 86 19 63

Mail :

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