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.
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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.
In a resolutely playful perspective, the museum organizes visits and workshops for groups of children from leisure centers. On reservation.
Hours and prices
|Young people (6 to 18 years old) ; People with disabilities; job seekers and RSA beneficiaries CCAS; CNAS; COS Méditerranée; Carte Odyssée; OBIZ; Comitéo; Pass Loisirs Adulte; ANCAV-TT Adulte; Billet-réduc; Visite Passion; Pass Loisirs Jeune; Comitéo Jeunes; CCAS Jeunes; Partenariats Asso; Amusez-vous La Londe/Bormes/Le Lavandou Adulte
|Amusez-vous en Provence Verte/La Londe/Bormes/ Lavandou Jeunes; ANCAV-TT Jeunes
|Children – from 6 years old; Carte ICOM; Carte ministère de la Culture; Carte CEA; Invité; Guide conférencier; Journaliste; Elus de la CAPV; Journées du Patrimoine; Vernissage; Conférence; Atelier; 400 gift entries per year; Amusez-vous en Provence Verte – than 6 years old; Accompagnateur handicap; carte fidélité; Offre brochure; Elus, médiateurs en projet musée et centres d’art. Membre Asso GR; Amusez-vous La Londe/Bormes/Lavandou - than 6 years old; NAPS; Carte annuelle offerte
|Free access during 1 year (nominative card)
|+10 people. One or more guides are available for a complete guided tour of the museum and the mine
Accepted payment methods : cash, credit card, check, Culture and Vacation Vouchers
|Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday & Holidays all zone : From Wednesday to Sunday & non-working days
|14h – 18h
|Exceptional opening in July and August
|Saturdays and Sundays
|10h – 12h30
|October - April
|Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday / Holidays all zone : From Wednesday to Sunday
|14h – 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org