Practical information (timetables, prices, parking)

Urêka Museum is open* :

  • from 10th of July to 31st of August : every day 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.,  2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • the rest of the year : from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

We advise you to plan at least 1h30 of visit.


*The Museum will be exceptionnaly closed from the 27th to the 30th of June 2024 (closed for private group visits and seminars). Thank you for your understanding!.

We also offer an Escape Game on Friday evening at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (advanced booking several days before is required). For more information, please refer to the " Escape Game " page of our website.

Free parking accessible during the opening hours of the museum
Pets are not allowed inside of the museum
The Museum is accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Prices :
- Adults: €8
- Children, from 7 to 17 years old: €5 (free for children under 7 years old)
- Students, people with reduced mobility (PRM): €5
- Group (+ than 10): 7€ adult, 4€ child (by reservation)

We accept payment in cash, credit card, check, ANCV french holiday vouchers

Address :
1 avenue Brugeaud 87250 Bessines/Gartempe
A20, exit 24. Follow the ""Musée de la mine"" sign; Urêka is 20 mins from Limoges, 40 mins from Guéret, 50 mins from Châteauroux and 1h10 from Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Telephone :

Bessines-sur-Gartempe is labeled Village Etape and offers a range of services and shops in the town.