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An underground experience in Slovenia's coal mining museum

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Slovenia has always been rich with natural and mineral resources, which enabled the development of many industries and factories that have become very important for our country’s economy. One of these industries is coal mining and it is in the city of Velenje, where you will find the Coal mining museum of Slovenia and get to experience and learn about the underground world first hand.

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Velenje is a city mostly known for its lakes and the popular Velenje beach. And not very far from the famous Lake Velenje is where the Coal mining museum of Slovenia awaits, ready to offer you a look into the lives and work of diligent miners. It is recommended to book your English tour in advance, so you don’t have to worry about not getting a place once you arrive at the museum. You will get to know everything regarding the history of coal mining in Slovenia, from the very beginning to the present, and learn how important the development of technology has been for the process of coal mining.

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Pack your lunch

At the beginning of your tour, you will receive a typical miner's coat and a helmet. To make the experience even more authentic, you will also be given a typical miner's lunch, which you will get to eat more than 200 meters below the surface. A small lunch usually consists of the famous Carniolan sausage, also known as Kranjska klobasa, bread and some juice.

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Earthquake, earthquake!

A simulation that illustrates an earthquake and makes the ground beneath you literally shake will take you back in time when the occurrences like that were happening daily in the lives of hard-working miners. Slovenia’s coal mining museum presents interesting facts and stories, and with a help of different forms of visual effects and models, it truly makes you appreciate the hard and risky work of miners. At the end of your exciting journey, you will also get to experience a ride with an underground train before returning above the surface.

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This museum is undoubtedly perfect for all those who are interested in the history and development of coal mining and would like to learn some interesting facts about the lives of miners. If you happen to find yourself in the area of Velenje or its surroundings and don’t really know much about the topic of coal mining or just looking to spend a few hours in an interesting museum, you won’t be disappointed if you choose the Coal mining museum of Slovenia. There, you will be impressed by a fun introduction to coal mining, suitable for people of all ages. So, don’t hesitate and let your underground experience begin.

Coal mining museum of Slovenia
Coal mining museum of Slovenia

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Darja

Darja

I’m Darja, from Slovenia, always excited to meet new people, try out new things, especially sports and baking sweets... as well as share with you about my country.

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