Múzeum Zemplínske Hámre

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Location: Kostolné námestie 3, Zemplínske Hámre. (48.950160, 22.154681)
Open: Museum: All year Tue-Fri 9-16:30.
Beamhouse: All year Wed-Fri 11-15, Sat, Sun 13-15.
Mine Replica: only with reservation.
Fee: Museum: Adults EUR 1.50, Children (6-18) EUR 1, Students EUR 1, Seniors EUR 1, Disabled EUR 1, Children (0-5) free, Seniors (70+) free.
Beamhouse: Adults EUR 1, Children (6-18) EUR 0.50, Students EUR 0.50, Seniors EUR 0.50, Disabled EUR 0.50, Children (0-5) free, Seniors (70+) free.
Mine Replica: Adults EUR 1, Children (6-18) EUR 0.50, Students EUR 0.50, Seniors EUR 0.50, Disabled EUR 0.50, Children (0-5) free, Seniors (70+) free.
Combi ticket: Adults EUR 3, Children (6-18) EUR 1.50, Students EUR 1.50, Seniors EUR 1.50, Disabled EUR 1.50, Children (0-5) free, Seniors (70+) free.
Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum SubterraneaReplica Underground Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Múzeum Zemplínske Hámre, Kostolné námestie 3, 067 77 Zemplínske Hámre, Tel: +421-917-659-842. E-mail:
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2012 museum creation started.
2015 museum opened to the public.



The town of Zemplínske Hámre was founded at the beginning of the 19th century, by the merchant Jozef Rholl as a merchant settlement. It was named Jozefsthal after him. The mining in the area produced iron ore and ironworks developed at the town, consisting of several water ditches, a charcoal blast furnace and a foundry. The oldest building of the village was used to house the management of ironworks and today houses the mining museum.

The museum has two permanent exhibitions, one about the history of mining and ironmongery in Vihorlatské vrchy and an ethnographic exhibition. The attic of the museum contains an exhibition room for short-term exhibitions and an educational room for interactive teaching. The museum offers history, ethnography and environmental education for primary and secondary school students during the school year.

In the village there are other related exhibits, replicas of the destroyed monuments blast furnace, iron hammer mill with headrace, adit, charcoal pile, narrow-gauge railway, bell tower. An exposition of blacksmithing and hammering is located at the historic water powered hammer. The replica of a mine tunnel contains a mining exposition. And the narrow-gauge railway through the forests above Zemplínske Hámre was used for hauling wood, the resconstructed train is pulled by a historic locomotive.

The museum is quite new and was created by the village Zemplínske Hámre, founded by Fénix o. z., Územná organizácia Snina (The Children`s Assocciation Fénix), Slovenské technické múzeum Košice (The Slovak Technical Museum Košice), Zemplínske múzeum Michalovce (The Zemplín Museum Michalovce), and Pro Gonzenbergwerk Sargans (Sitzerland). It was created to increase the employment rate in the village Zemplínske Hámre by creating tourism.