Sopron Bányászati Múzeum

Sopron Mining Museum

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Location: Sopron
Open: APR to OCT Tue-Sun 10-18.
NOV to MAR Tue-Sun 10-16.
Classification: mining museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Sopron Bányászati Múzeum, Sopron, Templom u. 2., Tel: +36-99-312-667, Fax: +36-99-338-902. E-mail: contact
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1957 Mining Memorial Museum founded.



The Bányászati Múzeum Sopron (Sopron Mining Museum) is the central mining museum of Hungary. It has a huge collection of 4,110 pieces of applied arts items connected with mining, including a Lord Chamberlain's stick. There is a industrial and technological history exhibition with 1,380 exhibits, which includes tools, instruments and models. And there is a natural science exhibition with 2,500 pieces including a vast mineral collection.

Sopron became a center of mining education after World War I. Banská Stiavnica was the former center of mining education, but after the Peace Treaty of Trianon it was no longer part of Hungaria. So the Mining Engineering Faculty moved to Sopron.