Based on the site of a former coal mine, the Pass couldn’t forget its past. The Story loft brings a whole region’s mining past back to life…

The exhibition comes alive where the coal first arrived from the depths of the mine: the old pit head building, with a direct view of the headframe!
Around the model of the old Crachet coal mine, immerse yourself in the history of thousands of men and women: their work, their day-to-day life and their struggles to create a better life for themselves are explained through exhibits and films of the time.
Find out how coal was formed millions of years ago, and how its extraction has been managed over the last few centuries.
Listen to the story of Marcel, filled with a mix of pride and terror when he first went down, the day of his 14th birthday.
See what life was like in a miner’s cottage… Festivities, celebrations, children’s games.