Michal Colliery, Ostrava

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The oldest history of Michal mine is connected with an effort of the former Austrian state to support coal mining as an inevitable precondition for industry development. In 1842 a circular prospect pit in Michálkovice was founded with financing from the state mining fund and a year later it began to sink two pits there. The first of them, a Ferdinand pit, gave way in the 1880s. The other one was renamed as a Michal shaft after a deceased imperial adviser Michael Laier. In 1856 when the State Mine Enterprise performed considerable loses, the mine's ownership was passed to The Ferdinand Northern Railway Company, which had built and operated the railways network from Vienna through Ostrava and towards Polish salt mines, up to Czechoslovakian nationaisation in 1945, when it became a part of the Ostrava-Karvina Colliery syndikate, state enterprise. In 1946 the mine was renamed after a social-democratic deputy of The Austrian Reichstag Petr Cingr. The name has changed several times since then.

As a result of the heavy industry's transition in the Ostrava region, the Petr Cingr mine was closed down in June 30, 1993. The last elevator cage was hoisted on a spare winding machine in June 2, 1994. The coal pit was filled up in 1995. With the produktivity reduction in 1994, the whole area was overtaken by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Culture which established The Ostrava Museum of Industry there. It fused later with the Office For the Preservation of Monuments, Ostrava.

More Info: http://www.dul-michal.cz/en/

Důl Michal je bývalý kamenouhelný důl s jedinečnou kolekcí původních stacionárních elektrických strojů z doby přestavby z počátku 20. století, spojenou s elektrifikací provozu. Expozice je instalovaná podle koncepce posledního pracovního dne s důrazem na autenticitu prostředí i detailu. Prohlídka je vedená po stopách horníka, nastupujícího do práce.

Areál je prohlášen národní kulturní památkou, je zahrnut do systému Evropských stezek průmyslového dědictví ERIH a indikativního seznamu České republiky pro zápis do světového kulturního dědictví UNESCO.
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  • May 4, 2017
    I highly recommend visiting mine Michael in Ostrava where we're going to places that miner is present going on exit (markownia, lampownia, and maskownia and the shaft head). It looks as if yesterday slid the last Miner, and in addition, we will see the rooms, the Director, dry cleaning & laundry services, etc. After all you've shown us a guide that will tell us a lot of interesting facts and will also show two hoists, electric and working steam engine connected to a generator. Parking at the same gate, visitors are few, you might want to bring your camera, the routes ok 2 h restaurant. Particularly recommend to lovers of art and photography at the great outdoor.
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  • April 22, 2017
    Thank you so much for an amazing night. Tour was a neck collar, football we've been sent a lot of things, very an information guide, Mr. Jaafar nas provazel were an absolute pleasure the word, ukazka parniho machines in practice, lots of stuff to an videni, I can't get vynachvalit. prohlidky is starsimi's file was children, smaller ztraci attention and it for no umornejsi Sure should all see as a tip for the ostravaky where to navstevou great! feeling!!!
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  • March 16, 2017
    On I went twice, once in the Museum a few years ago and for the last time last year and I think that it is worth a look.
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  • July 5, 2017
    The perfect excursion poked mate radi ekotechnicke town. Length of almost 2 hours, go through the cell including tezni Vega areal. Mr. Provazel nas, byvaly employee, so it knew everything:-) Once more thanks for 90kc great.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Thanks that really sfaral on down was super tour. All what one there nedocte. It's not like the interpretation of that is somewhere in the Castle nauceny. I really recommend!
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  • May 15, 2017
    Very nice national monument, preserved in its original state, where you walk the path of a miner from getting to work, to the path on the shaft. All the time an interesting interpretation. The price of CZK 90.0 is very symbolic.
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  • June 9, 2017
    I highly recommend, almost a two-hour tour, where crowds of people, and will not learn everything potrebne. Just search with a breeze of warm and friendly navigation, because it is badly znacene. :-(
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  • April 16, 2017
    Autenticke settlement of the first hand exposure to contemporary dulni equipped and machines, all this in the registration wizard, vse, sam experienced ma neskutecny is poutavy vypravec and its Working For me ma. facilities, dolni Vitkovice strcil in his pocket.
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