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Zabytkowa Kopalnia Srebra—Tarnowske Góry

on July 31, 2012


One of the biggest attractions in Tarnowskie Góry.

Situated in 81 Szczęść Boże Street. Check the map here

  • Access by bus from Tarnowskie Góry Bus Station; lines 151, 734, 735; Kopalnia Zabytkowa bus stop.
  • Access by bus from Katowice Stawowa; line 820; Tarnowskie Góry dworzec PKP bus stop.
  • Normal ticket price: 27,00 zł/pers. It´s depend of age, group and guide tour. There is a possibility of foreign language touring (English, German, Russian, Czech).
  • Open: Every day from 9.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. In June, July and August on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Open to visitors since 1976.

The first part of this museum is on a building where through models show how it is the mine in reality and the different instruments that the miners used while working. You can use computer inside this building and get more information about this mine.You can find it in differents languages. It is also projected a funny documentary of this region.

After visiting the exhibition, tourists must put a helmet and go down into the mine by means of the original miner´s lift. The underground of the ancient ore mines dating back to 16th-19th century.  Inside there is a constant temperature of about 10ºC, provided with electric lighting, has been adapted to the visits of disabled persons. It is cold! So wear warm clothes and be ready. It takes about 1.5 hours to visit the mine with a guide. The underground tourist trail, at a depth of about 40 m, has the length of 1740 m and 270 m is to be crossed by boats. Each boats have the capacity for almost 30 people.

Outside on the surface in the area surrounding the mine, an outdoor Museum of Steam Machines has been organized. Among the 31 exhibits the most numerous group is formed by narrow-gauge railway engines from the beginning of 20 th century. Also presented are hoisting machines and other equipment once powered by steam.

If you are hungry or you want to buy some souvenirs you can find it as well.

More information: click this link


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