Visit one of the most unique places in Europe – Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Wałbrzych, in south-west Poland. The mine was established in 18th century and the extraction of coal was stopped in 1996. Industrial architecture located in the mine is unique in the scale of Europe and worldwide. 2014 was the opening year of modern Centre of Science and Arts at the territory of eleven renovated buildings. An unique place of tourism, culture, arts, learning and education was formed in the strict centre of once industrial Wałbrzych. It is a major attraction in town and region for domestic and foreign guests.
Old Mine Science and Art Centre offers:
MUSEUM. Visit and explore our museum exhibition. Permanent exhibition reveals the history of coal and mining and is an exceptional offer for everybody, who wants to know how the miner and mine was working. Vast exhibition of industrial machines of historical value can enchant everybody interested in the history of industry and technique. Geological museum reveals the exceptional role of coal in this geographical region.
GALERY OF ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS. Temporary exhibitions are perfect solution to get in touch with the actual trends in arts and culture. Presented works are addressed to various groups, varying from the citizens of town to the guests of Wałbrzych.
WORKSHOPS. We offer diverse and interesting workshops influencing the imagination, developing, teaching and broadening the scope of view. Unique Centre of Earthenware is a perfect invitation to pottery and earthenware workshops. We have special historical, scientific and industrial workshops, according to “Do It Yourself” spirit. We organize domestic and international holiday camps and workshop series under the guidance of the best specialists in particular branches.
EVENTS. The Centre enables the organization of various events and performances, thanks to its modern infrastructure. Our Centre is a perfect place for concerts, conferences, artistic, scientific, educational, touristic, recreational and exhibition events, thanks to its design by world-renowned specialists. We are open for organization of your event in Old Mine!