One day you’re up, the next you’re down (the pit)

Mining exposition, including a lift down the pit in the original mining cage

  • Visitors will experience miners‘ feelings from their arrival at the shaft, particularly from changing in the historical chain changing rooms, to an authentic journey down the pit to the miners‘ workplaces.  Near the shaft building visitors may also try out a journey to remote workplaces in the mine using original carts designated for people transport in the mine, pulled by a functional mining locomotive.  On a 250-m area of mining corridors, experienced miners, as guides, will present physically demanding work in the mine, including a demonstration of manual and functional ploughing and combine stoping.
  • 1 September–31 March Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00, beginning every even hour, last tours beginning at 16.00.
  • 1 April–31 August Mon-Sun 9.00-18.00, beginning at every top of the hour, last tours beginning at 16.00.


Mining rescue work exposition

  • The exposition presents a unique collection of respiratory equipment, illustrating its development since 1883 to the present.  Experienced mining rescue workers introduce technologies and experiences from underground rescue work to the visitors.
  • 1 September-31 March Tue - Sun 10.00 - 18.00, biginning every evening hour, last tours at 17.00.
  • 1 April-31 August Mon-Sun 9.00-18.00, beginning every even hour, last tours beginning at 17.00.


Surface exposition of tunnelling and mining equipment 

  • Part of the central car park is a free exposition of heavy mining equipment (miners and rock cutter combines, drills, loaders and mine locomotives).


History of Mining Transport exposition

  • It is located in a former horse barn and carriagehouse, later a joining shop.  The boards chronologically illustrate the development of mining transport starting from horse transport to the present.


Historical settlement exposition

  • It is located near the central car park.  It displays a historical dwelling with a fire place from the time of mammoth hunters.




*Dolní oblast Vítkovice, z.s. retains the right to close all the expositions at any time, especially during the Colours of Ostrava festival (including the preparations for the festival and the cleaning after the festival) and during the Christmas holidays 24-25 December.