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Central Museum of Mining - Sopron
Central Museum of Mining
Address: 9400, Sopron Templom utca 2.
Phone number: (99) 312-667, (99) 338-902
Opening hours: 01.04-31.10.: Tue-Sun 10-18
01.11-31.03.: Tue-Sun 10-16
The millennial town of Sopron has had centuries old connections with mining even before the opening of our museum. Mineral coal was first discovered in 1753 in the historical Hungary, in the woods around Sopron in the area, which is now called Brennbergbánya. Here the coal was started to be used for industrial purposes with very good results until 1951. In 1920, The School of Mining and Forestry that was transferred here from Selmecbánya according to the "Decision of Trianon" started to function in Sopron. continue
Permanent exhibitions
Museum cinema
The movie theatre in the museum, which functions in a video system selects from the newsreels of the last 50 years from the topics of mining, prevention of accidents at a professional showing. continue
Auraria Romano-Dacica: Sámuel Kölesi, 1717, Nagyszeben
The first book published on the science on mining was written by Georgius Agricola in the 16th century. It is still the most important source when examining the mining of the period. continue
Fire Machine  (model, M=1:10)
The development of mine construction is demonstrated by mockups at the exhibition. The pedalling wheel used from the 15th century resulted the concentration of human power. In other words it is an endless leather, the climbing of which the vitlások pulled up the gained materials from the mine through their own weight. continue