Historic Silver Mine

Historic Silver Mine, Tarnowskie Gory: Address, Phone Number, Historic Silver Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

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Mark Vassallo
Valletta, Malta7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This was a fascinating experience. Many thanks to Teresa our guide who seeks good English and shared a lot of knowledge. This UNESCO site is very wort to visit. The mine is not just about the silver, lead and zinc, but it is also about the water management system used and how this evolved. Thanks again to all the people involved.
Written November 28, 2021
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Zinha P
Walnut Creek, CA24 contributions
Oct 2019
My husband and I visited this UNESCO site on our trip to Poland during our stay in Tarnowskie Gory. This Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System was inscribed to the World Heritage List in 2017.

We didn't know what to expect as we've never visited a mine before. The tours are in groups, ours was a group of at least 20, maybe more. The tour lasted 90 min. I believe.

Our tour guide spoke English and in addition we were given plenty of literature in English to fully understand what we were seeing. We all had to wear long raincoats and hard hats.

The Tour started in the museum where we learned the history of the mine and the area. Then we took the elevator to go underground to visit the corridors from the 18th and 19th centuries. The tour covered over a mile of the corridors. We crossed part of the route in boats as it was through a flooded corridor. We toured adits, shafts, galleries and other features of the water management system.

The images we experienced from the extensive labyrinth of corridors was priceless. This was such a unique visit we thoroughly enjoyed... we highly recommend!
Written August 28, 2020
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Astrid
27 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Our tour was booked in English, a week in advance for two people, and our guide was very clear and with plenty of knowledge of the mine. Shout-out to Teresa who also gave us a lift to the city center!
The mine is interesting and attractive to go visit.
Do not go expecting a natural cave with impressive natural features and you won't be disapointed.
Written August 9, 2020
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Roosmarie A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands85 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Interesting silvermine and Unesco heritage for watermanagement. Nice tour with hard hat that you really need when you need to lower your head for very low ceilings.
Written November 15, 2019
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Marta M
Cheltenham, UK17 contributions
Aug 2019
The place itself is really interesting, however only for polish speaking visitors. To book a tour in english you need to phone them at least 2 days before the visit. I rang week before and was told I can have the English guide if I pay for 6 tickets(!)as that’s the minimum amount of people they need to run the tour. As we needed only 3 I kept ringing and asking if there were any bookings for the day we wanted to go. On the day before our visit there was still no booking for an English tour ( perhaps because the website is not clear about booking tours for foreign visitors). We visited next day at 11 am to find out that there is actually a tour in English at 3 pm! However we decided not to wait 4 hours and go with the polish tour, which actually started without us as the lady selling tickets forget to mention the meeting point! Then she tried to blame us for being late plus the guide acted like he couldn’t care less. A young lady in the information was constantly chatting to other guides with her back to the counter, successfully ignoring everyone. The only person who was actually friendly, polite and professional was a young guy who was driving a small train outside. 2 ladies :from information and ticket booth should ask him for some tips regarding how to deal with customers
Written September 2, 2019
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585anneliesb
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The woman at the cash desk preferred to speak German rather than English. On top of that she had to inform us there was no English guide today, so we thanked her for her time and left.
Written August 17, 2019
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,312 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Place is very interesting but unfortunately groups are too big and when you are one of last and closing groups you do not hear everything what guide is saying. The say very interesting things so I regret a little missing some stories. They should improve it.
Written August 16, 2019
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Zefau
Hamburg, Germany235 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The mine is probably a nice visit for polish speaking visitors, but for visitors from any other country is it rather a big disappointment.

After checking the (very good) web page we got the impression that they were very flexible giving tours in English or German not limiting it to any dates or time.
However, upon arrival we got the notice that there weren't any tours except of Polish tours planned for the day. Instead we got handed a six page leaflet to be read (in the dark) during the Polish guide's presentation. The leaflet presented us with the most important information, but didn't even remotely contain as much information as the guide (apparently) was giving. The mine in it self was quite impressive with long corridors, big rooms and a boat tour, but not enjoyable because of the lack of information.

It being a UNESCO site made us believe it would be well presented also in English. Also the information boards inside the "museum" are all in Polish. You may download a PDF document using a QR code to read the information given in the boards..
All a big disappointment.

Eventually it is not clear why this is a UNESCO at all. A nice mine, but the fact of the water management (why it became a UNESCO) is not made clear at any stage (or maybe in Polish.. don't know).

All in all you should organize your trip BEFORE going! Organize yourself a nice guide speaking a language you understand :-)

Cheers,
Åshild & Christian
Written June 29, 2019
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George C
London, UK116 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is an ancient mine where miners used to digs for silver and lead. It consists of a walking tour through some quite narrow and low tunnels. There is one part in particular where the top of the tunnel is very low and you need your hard hat! The boat ride is fun although we could not hear the guide for a bit. It is however a fascinating tourist trip.
Written March 14, 2018
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Tivadar I
Krakow, Poland107 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Great experience visiting the silver mine.
The guide was very good and very informative. You get a helmet and in some places you need to keep your head very very low so it may be tiring for some people. I really enjoyed it myself...this gave the real atmosphere to it. Of course the best part is the boat ride, awesome, unique experience which you will remember forever.
I really recommend it!
Written January 10, 2018
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