Sala Silvergruva

Sala Silver Mine


Useful Information

Location: Sala. From Stockhom E18 to Enköping, then turn right RV70 to Sala, in Sala turn left towards Västeras. Signposted.
Open: daily 11-16, last tour 15. 60-metre tour: Adults SEK 100, Children SEK 50.
Ulrica Mine 155m: Adults SEK 200, Children SEK 100.
Three shaft tour: after appointment.
Tour above ground: after appointment.
Big tour: after appointment.
Children's Mine Adventure: Adults SEK 50, Children SEK 75.
Mine Museum: daily .
[2007]
Fee: 60-metre tour: Adults SEK 100, Children SEK 50.
Ulrica Mine 155m: Adults SEK 200, Children SEK 100.
Three shaft tour: Adults SEK 300, Children SEK 150.
Tour above ground: Adults SEK 80, Children SEK 40.
Big tour: Adults SEK 400, Children SEK 200.
Children's Mine Adventure: Adults SEK 50, Children SEK 75.
Mine Museum: free.
[2007]
Classification:  Silver Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=5°C.
Guided tours: 60-metre tour: VR=60m, D=60min.
Ulrica Mine 155m: D=90min.
Three shaft tour: D=120min.
Tour above ground: D=45min.
Big tour: D=3h.
Children's Mine Adventure: D=30min.
[2007]
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Address: Sala Silvergruva AB, Dr. Christinas Väg, 73336 Sala, Tel: +46-224-677250, Fax: +46-224-19548. E-mail: contact E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:19 $

History


Description

While reviewing the mines of Sweden, we found that Sala Silvergruva (Sala Silver Mine) is the best developed and entertaining show mine in the country. There are half a dozen different tours. The regular tour takes an hour and goes down to the 60m level, but there are several longer tours.

The Three Mine Shafts Tour shows the most northerly and deepest shaft of the mine, Karl XI Shaft, which is 318m deep. The Ulrica Mine 155m tour shows the Ulrica Eleonora Level 155m below the surface. This level was created between 1690 and 1790, but when the pumps were shut down the ground water rose to this level. The result is a unique green lake named Christina Lake. Under water still some wooden ladders from the 18th century can be seen. The Festivity Hall seats 60 people and is used for conferences or three-course dinners, parties or weddings. It is furnished with rustique pine furniture and decorated with lambskins and candle light. It is even possible to stay underground for the night. There is an underground hotel room with a queen bed, breakfast is served undereground too.

The underground mine tours are completed above ground by a small mining museum dedicated to the history of the silver mine, and a Police Museum. Around the mine, on the wooded mine grounds, about 40 historic buildings exist. Some were renovated and are now used by shops and craftsmen.

During the operation of the silver mines at Sala, some 40,000 tons of rock were excavated manually. The mine produced about 3t of silver per year.

The mine also has an underground hotel, actually a single room at a depth of 155 meters.


See also


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