The Mine is one of the most popular attractions at the museum. After a major makeover with many new and exciting things to experience as you follow the old mining tracks, we’ve also added a brand-new area featuring modern mining environments. Test out simulators, games, explosives and powerful machines.
The Mine is a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology.
Follow the old mining tracks where you will meet realistic models of miners and experience atmospheric lighting, surprises, special effects and other exciting features. The cramped, dark mining passages take us on a journey through time, allowing us to explore what it was like to work underground in different periods of history.
The old tracks leed out to an area with modern mining environments, where we you can interact with simulators, games, explosives and powerful machines. In the modern part of the exhibition, the story of mining continues to the present day, and we see how what was once a very dangerous place to work now has more in common with a modern workplace in an office building. We also get to meet the miners of today, detonate explosives, ride a bus deep underground, and try our hand at operating a drill and loading simulator.