Museum

Asphalt mines

Asphalt mines
Asphalt mines
  • Place
    • Travers

    Ort
  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 30
    Dauer

A journey to the centre of the earth to see how the miners of yesteryear worked.

A maze of galleries that still echo to the hard labour of the miners and horses who toiled here to extract precious asphalt from the mountain. Don your helmet and keep hold of your torch as you plunge into the history of this mining operation. And then savour a local speciality: ham cooked in asphalt!

Continue your day with the Asphalt Story exhibition, which will show you how the deposit was created and moved to la Presta, or meet the animals in our biotope, the Miners' Garden, with your explorer's bag!

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 1 Jul 2022 to 31 Aug 2022
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 10:30 - 10:30
    • 12:00 - 12:00
    • 14:00 - 14:00
    • 16:00 - 16:00
  • From 1 Sep 2022 to 1 Nov 2022
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 10:30 - 10:30
    • 14:00 - 14:00
  • From 2 Nov 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 14:00 - 14:00
  • From 1 Apr 2023 to 30 Jun 2023
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 10:30 - 10:30
    • 14:00 - 14:00
Prices
Prices
  • Prices per person
    Adults
    • CHF 21.-
  • Students
    • CHF 17.50
  • Children (up to 16 years old)
    • CHF 15.-
  • Families (2 adults + 2-3 children)
    • CHF 60.-
  • Prices for groups (min. 9 persons)
    Adults
    • CHF 17.50
  • Students
    • CHF 14.50
  • Children (up to 16 years old)
    • CHF 11.-
  • Mini group (max. 8 persons)
    • CHF 150.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • All tours are guided (French, German, also on request, English, Italian)
    • 1 km on foot. Temperature: 8°C
    • Groups all year, booking required
    • From 2 November to 31 March: Monday to Friday at 2 p.m., booking required before 11 a.m.
    • Your ticket to the Asphalt Mines gives you free access to the Asphalt Story exhibition and the Miners' Garden.
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Culture & Museums | A journey to the centre of the earth to see how the miners of yesteryear worked.

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Culture & Museums | Dive into the world of asphalt creation