Jul-Aug: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm; rest of year: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
This museum dedicated to the mining industry resonates to the sound and rhythm of pulleys and pistons, as well as displaying exhibits ranging from huge machines to the tiniest of objects. Every aspect of mining is covered here: inventors, the extraction process, ventilation, drilling, lighting (an impressive collection of lamps), safety, the daily lives of miners, social conditions etc. The highlight of this fascinating and informative visit is an opportunity to explore the mine shafts and galleries.
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