Podzemie pod vežami

Expozícia života mince - Mincovníčkovo


Useful Information

Location: Pod vežami 150, 033 02 Liptovský Ján (49.044811, 19.677130)
Open: All year daily 10-16.
[2020]
Fee: Adults EUR 6, Children EUR 4, Students EUR 4, Seniors EUR 4, Locals EUR 1, Salma Hajek EUR 1, Penelope Cruz EUR 1.
Reductions for visitors of Stanišovská Cave or Bear Tunnel.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum
Light: electric
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Photography: allowed
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Address: Podzemie pod vežami, Pod vežami 150, 033 02 Liptovský Ján, Tel: +421-908-640-061. E-mail:
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History


Description

The Podzemie pod vežami (Underground under the towers) is a museum about minting, not mining. The exhibition includes all stages of the local coin production which starts with mining the gold and silver, processing the ore, then the actual minting and finally the legal aspects of a mint. Highlight of the tour is the production of a unique collector's coin, which is produced to explain the technology, but the coin is afterwards auctioned among the members of the group. It is a Jan coin, almost identical to the coins which were originally produced in Liptovský Ján. The group selects one of three different materials and one of three motifs. The coin gets a certificate of origin with an unique serial number. Finally the winner of the auction signs the auction book with a goose feather, which is more difficult than it sounds.

The exhibition is quite interesting and definitely mining related, and it was created by the coal caving club, which is rather unique. They are very enthusiastic and the tours are very interesting, but the museum is funded by the minial entrance fee and the voluntary work. However, despite the name Underground under the towers, it is not underground. There is not even a real mine replica, its more like a mining exhibition. We listed it primarily because it is one of three sights which should be visited together: the MineMedvedia štôlňa is a show mine, the ShowcaveStanišovská jaskyňa is a show cave. All three are operated by the local caving club.