The permanent exhibition “Museum of Iron Ore Mining”, which is a part of the Museum of Częstochowa, was organised in underground corridors cut in the period of 1974–1976 between the Pavilions of the Museum of Częstochowa in the Stanisław Staszic Park. This is a complete model of underground excavations in natural rock most characteristic for iron ore mining.
Exhibits for the exhibition come from iron ore mines in the Częstochowa region, such as “Rudniki”, “Wręczyca”, “Barbara”, while the largest number of exhibits comes from the mine “Szczekaczka” in Brzeziny. The idea underlying the re-opening of the Museum of Iron Ore Mining was a wish to preserve the centuries-old tradition of iron ore mining that is characteristic for the Częstochowa region.
The Museum of Iron Ore Mining in Częstochowa is the only of its kind, presenting the history and development of iron ore mining in Poland. The exhibition displays drifts in wooden and steel, a pump chamber and a fragment of a “heading” with lining and provided with machines and equipment. Original machines and means of transportation were placed in the headings and chambers. The exhibition hall, divided into several parts, contains a full set of tools and machines used by miners in the past. For instance, there are several types of lining for mining excavations, miner’s lamps and minerals. There is also a presentation of historic tools and methods of iron ore mining.
The Museum is a unique institution, being an important point on the map of tourist attractions of our country. The exhibition tells the history of mining traditions underlying the economic development of Częstochowa and the region. Częstochowa, located in the middle of an ore-bearing strip extending from Zawiercie to Wieluń, since 14th century has played the central role of mining and metallurgy industry. The underground corridors along with the permanent exposition have been listed on the Route of Technical Historic Monuments of the Silesian Voivodeship.
Audio guide – Museum of Iron Ore Mining
Museum of Częstochowa
Museum of Iron Ore Mining
Stanisław Staszic Park
October – May
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.00-15.30
Saturday, Sunday: 11.00-17.00
June – September
Tuesday, Thursday: 11.00-17.00
Wednesday, Friday: 11.00-17.30
Saturday, Sunday: 11.00-18.00
Groups of visitors are admitted to the facility every half hour.
Museum is prepared to handle people with disabilities.
12 zł – adult
6 zł - half-price ticket
20 zł – family ticket
Wednesday – free admission
Museum ticket office ends sale 30 minutes before closing the exhibition.
Guided tours or lectures may be booked with the Education and Exhibition Department. – ph. 504 757 502.
50 zł – fee for a guide in Polish.
4 zł – charged from a group of max-25 people (per person) to be a theoretical lesson museum (up to 60 minutes).
The Museum of Iron Ore Mining is a part of the Route of Technical Historic Monuments of the Silesian Voivodeship.
Museum of Częstochowa
Aleja Najswiętszej Marii Panny 47, 42-217 Częstochowa; ph. 34 360 56 31.