Take a break and enjoy the museum shop and café area.

An extensive range of souvenirs relating to mining and the Nord-Pas de Calais region is available to purchase at the shop or by mail order: books published by the Mining History Centre or other publishers (history, novels, cookery, patois, tourism, etc.), miners’ lamps (€32 – €210) as well as postcards, regional specialities, minerals, porcelain, key rings, pens, etc. If you are looking for something rather more unusual, fashion designer Noémie Lenancker has created fashionable scarves, shemaghs and bags personalised with a design inspired by a plan of the Lens mine concession held in the centre’s archives.

Hot and cold drinks, including several regional beers and aperitifs*, are also served.

*Alcohol abuse is harmful to health


Enjoy a tasty treat at the museum café with a fascinating view of the headframe above the underground mine shaft.

Bienvenue Coffee – 3.70 per person
coffee – tea
orange juice – water

Coffee-pastries – €5.10 per person
coffee – tea– biscuits
orange juice – water

Flavors of the North – €8 per person 
(selection of regional products)
coffee – tea – chicory drink
apple juice – water
sweet delicacies of the North

Methods of payment accepted : cash – bank cards (except American Express)

Methods of payment accepted : cash – bank cards (except American Express)