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Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM)

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Mining Open – Air Museum with 40 000 visitors a year is one of the most popular sites in the region. On the ground the exposition shows old mining buildings, equipment, machines and geological history. Millions years ago here was the biggest...more
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Jozefa Karola Hella 12, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Banska Stiavnica itself is very pretty. It's a steep uphill walk to the museum if you park outside the city centre. Make sure you book it in advance as the ticket is time specific and if you want your tour in English as not many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lexyleksmono
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very interesting tour inside a mine. You learn a lot about mining, their way of life, etc. If you are an English speaker, you should book a tour in advance (they charge 15 Euros for an English speaking guide).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alon7890
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

As the whole region of this areas history is mining, we were told to visit the open air mining museum. It doses not sound that exciting but we book a private tour, with an English speaking guide and had a great trip. You are given...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavidT3766
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We called in advance to reserve two tickets as they are selling fast. You need to buy tickets for specific time. Tours are every hour. Adult ticket is €6 each and then we paid €15 extra for an English guide. That was the best thing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank komodo8297
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were very lucky to be able to join a smaller group tour in English - we paid an extra 5 euros for this and it was completely worth it as it meant we were given fascinating insights in to what it was like to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 9 June 2018

parking is not free. we traveled with a dog, so we could not take part of the tour. but what we were able to see from outside of a fence, it looked really nice and interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The visit is very complicated for french people but ok, mens are very nice and we can understand just with the visit. But we wanted to buy something (stone) in the shop (at 16h50) the women didn’t want... Degusting about this museum.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AmandineLLT
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The guide was personable and interesting with good English. The museum itself is really well done, the exhibits are thoughtful and plentiful. Staged scenes, well lighted. I was there off-season so it was a small group and I was lucky to share it with a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice and unique Museum. Nice on ground exposition and unique underground tour. You can teach how gold and silver was produced .

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We liked the tour very much since Peter, our guide, went out of his way to keep everybody happy and on track. With bits of information in Slovak, Spanish and English everyone was cared for and looked after. He answered our questions thoughtfully and elaborately....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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