Chelmskie Podziemia Kredowe

Chelm Chalk Mine

Useful Information

Location: Chelm, ul Lubelska 55a (in town centre)
Open: All year Mon-Sat 9-17, Sun, Hol 10-16.
Classification: chalk mine
Light: electric.
Guided tours: Short tour: D=45min.
Normal Tour: D=60min.
Special tour: D=90min., L=2,000m.
Address: Chelm Chalk Mining Company "Labirynt", 22-100 Chelm, ul Lubelska 55a., Tel: +48-82-575-2530 Fax: c/o (WOIT) +48-82-565-1185.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.


16th century chalk mining.
1972 opened to the public.


There is a maze of passages under the city of Chelm (pronounced Hewm) which date back to the 16th century. The workings are on different levels and frequently broke into adjacent workings. The result is a confusing labyrinth of passages extending to 20m below the earth's surface.

There are permanent exhibitions of archaeology and chalk mining. Theatre performances, musical and cabaret shows are put on for special occasions.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.