Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), Banska Stiavnica

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#1 of 11 in Museums in Banska Bystrica Region
See the history of one of the region's most historically important industries at , which features exhibits on Slovakia's geological exploits. The outdoor facility presents preserved, restored, and reconstructed facilities that have played a role in central European mining since medieval times. Examine the machines, motors, and other tools on display in the outdoor park. Join a guided tour, offered in English, in which you can actually enter a former mine. Before you descend more than 60 m (196 ft) below ground, you'll suit up with a hard hat, headlamp, and mining overcoat. Add Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM) to your Banska Stiavnica travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Banska Stiavnica day trip planning site .
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  • Really cool experience to go down in a mine. You get a helmet, lamp and a waterproof coat to take in. We both really enjoyed it. But the biggest problem is the guide speaks in Slovak only. There are n...  more »
  • This is outside the town but is on a bus route. There are plenty of displays of mining history and equipment on the surface and the museum is well laid out for families. The real highlight is the tour...  more »
  • We visited with 3 kids (17,15,12) It is very interesting and unique experience. Walking in the mine Main issue 1) my 12 y/o kid had hard time at the beginning of the tour , it was humid and small 2) a...  more »

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