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.


Exhibition Mine and a LEGO® brick

The Gueules Rouges Museum is proud to present its new exhibition highlighting the history of the mines in a LEGO® brick version. From 13 May to 26 November 2023, come… Read More »Exhibition Mine and a LEGO® brick

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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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