Zabytkowa Kopalnia

Muzeum w Tarnowskich Gorach - Ancient Mining Museum

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Location: Tarnowskie Góry, ul. Szczesc Boze 52. South of the city center.
Open: All year Mon-Fri 7:30-15:30.
Underground tours: all year Mon-Fri 8-14.
Classification: MineLead Mine MineSilver Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=10°C.
Guided tours: L=1,700m, VR=40m, D=90min..
Address: Association of Tarnowskich Gory - Tourist service, 42-600 Tarnowskich Gory, ul Gliwicka 2, Tel/Fax: +48-32-285-4996 or +48-32-285-2981.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1976 opened to the public.


Lead and Silver ores were mined here during the 17th to 19th centuries. The tourist route takes you on a journey 40m under the ground along a 1700m long passage which includes a 270m boat ride. On the surface there is an interesting collection of old mining machinery and brightly painted old railway engines which one website describes as "garish colours".

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.