Expozícia uhoľného baníctva na Slovenku

Exposition of coal mining in Slovakia

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Location: SNP 25, 972 51 Handlová (48.728118, 18.756529)
Open: OCT to APR Mon-Fri 8-16.
MAY to SEP Tue-Sat 9-17.
Classification: MineLignite Mine SubterraneaReplica Underground Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Address: Expozícia uhoľného baníctva na Slovenku, SNP 25, 972 51 Handlová, Tel: +421-46-542-3973. E-mail:
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1913 building errected as a mining hotel.
2009-2014 museum created as a branch of the Slovak Mining Museum.
2015 opened to the public.



Expozícia uhoľného baníctva na Slovenku (Exposition of coal mining in Slovakia) presents the history of lignite mining in Handlová. The exposition is a branch of the Slovak Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica. It was created in a building which was erected as a mining hotel in 1913. The exhibition is quite new and uses interactive displays and a mine replica to create the illusion of an underground mine.

The museum has three floors. The ground floor exhibition presents the mining technology of the second half of the 20th century. Massive mechanization with pneumatic and electric drilling hammers and breakers, furrowing machines, mining harvesters and mechanized reinforcement. The first floor explains the geology of the coal deposit, the history of the mining and the ming from exploration to processing of the coal. Also the dangers of mining like ventilation, ground water and the development of mine rescue are explained. The basement is an artificial coal mine of the early 20th century showing the manual mining and the transition to mechanization.