The Old Mine – The New Idea
On 9th November 2014, the Old Mine – Science and Art Centre was opened for the first time. It is a modern, newly renovated building complex built on the basis of the former ‘Julia’ coal mine (KWK Julia). The end of the coal industry in Wałbrzych initiated a project of changing former industrial buildings into completely new museums and spaces for artistic and cultural events and activities. Thus, an industrial potential of Wałbrzych has been successfully changed into an institution which serves primarily educational and artistic purposes. It is now a place where historic environment meets state-of-the-art multimedia and audiovisual technologies. The Old Mine is one of a kind place and this is why everyone is thrilled and excited to visit it.
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!