Expozícia História Baníctva na Spiši

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Location: Multifunkčné banícko-energetické centrum BARBORA, Nábrežie Hornádu 14, Spišská Nová Ves. (48.944336, 20.557056)
Open: All year Mon-Fri 9-15, first Sun 10-17.
Mine tour only after reservation.
Exhibition is currently closed until further notice.
Fee: Adults EUR 1, Children EUR 0.50, Pupils EUR 0.50, Students EUR 0.50, Seniors EUR 0.50.
Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Expozícia História Baníctva na Spiši, Nábrežie Hornádu 14, Spišská Nová Ves, Tel: +421-53-429-7546, Tel: +421-918-965-708. E-mail:
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2011 exhibition opened to the public



The Expozícia História baníctva na Spiši (History of Mining Exposition in Spiš) is a exposition from the collections of the Slovak Technical Museum in Košice. It is located at the Multifunctional Energy Mining Center in Spišská Nová Ves. The exhibition explains the history of 34 mining towns and villages of Spiš since the 14th century.

The exposition includes mining lights, mining uniforms, mining rescue equipment, and many other mining exhibits. There are samples of minerals and rocks mined in the mines of the Spiš region from the collection of minerals by Jitka Bohovic, Eduard Münzner, Jozef Badár and Petr Čížek. Quite unique are the photographs by Miloš Greisel from the mining areas in Spiš, which inlcludes pictures from abandoned mines and still operating mines. There are also pictures from the reinforcement of the mine corridors on Hnilčík, the so-called "Mining Gothic", a unique technical-monument in Slovakia.

The museum also includes an underground tour of the školskej štôlne Michal (Michal school tunnel). Guided by a stajgra, a miner foreman, the visitors explore the tunnel with helmets and handlamps.