Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), Banska Stiavnica

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Natural History Museum Museum
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. Plan your visit to Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Banska Stiavnica travel itinerary planner.
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  • Really interesting tour through underground tunnels where you can see how miners mined valuable minerals or geological materials. It takes about 90 minutes and I recommend sturdy shoes.  more »
  • Nice but fast in mine. Outside expositions are interesting. One of the must go place when you are in Banska Stiavnica.  more »
  • Loved this place, history was really interesting and well presented by a knowledgable team. Excellent value for money.  more »