Central Mining Museum
Central Mining Museum
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Patricia P
Budapest108 contributions
Jul 2012 • Solo
This is a relatively big and exciting museum for those who are interested in mining, but also very interesting for those who are not, including children. Science, art, politics and everyday life associated with mining is shown here.

The museum has 2 floors plus a basement and a courtyard. The exhibition starts on the upper floor with a load of several different coal types and minerals. Then it continues with paintings, mugs, bowls, plaquettes, clothes and other objects that were used by miners from the middle ages until nowadays. Some rooms are dedicated to old documents from the history of mining - documents, photos and flags from the communist era are quite interesting.

On the ground floor and the basement there are the tools used in mining. starting with the simple hammer, then bogies, horse-powered and steam-engined machines, and also the latest electric spade machines wich are bigger than a house so only parts of it can be seen. Some of these can be touched and some can be moved around or turned on to show how it worked. There are some small room which are decorated as if it were inside a coal mine, and as if it were a coal miner's home.

Entrance fee for an adult is 700 HUF (2-3 Euros). There are English signs and labels. Staff does not always speak English. They have a very detailed booklet which guides you through the exhibition (every object, one by one, has a description), it is in English and it can be bought, but also borrowed for free. There is also an e-guide but only available in Hungarian.
Written August 11, 2012
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Lucie W
Prague, Czech Republic3 contributions
Oct 2012 • Family
The museum is equipped with legends even Slovak language, so we Czechs could easily understand every detail. And it is equipped with special area for children where they can play while parents visit the rest of the museum.
Written October 8, 2012
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Nóra H
Budapest, Hungary22 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
If you are with kids and want to impress them, this is the place to go. But even for adults it is worth visiting before we completely forget about the hard work of our grandfathers' generation.
Written July 19, 2015
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Dear Norottya! Thank you for your visit and for the great ratings. We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Written July 22, 2015
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Kemeny
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia2,028 contributions
Apr 2022
It is a nice initiative, to learn about the life of a miner and the mining process and mine areas. There were some interactive sessions also, when you are using the mine slide and the mine wagon that is a kind of fun. If you have some time, give a try. I suggest to do a more interactive exhibition, where everyone can find fun.
Written April 18, 2022
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Bill G
Kauai, HI182 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Small museum in the center of town. Interesting exhibits, great for both adults and children. Short but fascinating movie at the end; watch it and, whatever you do for a living, you'll be glad you do that and not this! Recommended.
Written October 4, 2016
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Dear UncleBilly! Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Have a nice day! Patricia
Written October 5, 2016
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JornTv
Stavanger, Norway107 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
This looked like a very small museum with some typical museum things: Rocks, tools for mining and so on. But it also contains rooms with examples of how it looked down in the mines, some small-scale models of mining technology that moved around and a basement with a children friendly "hands on".
Written October 20, 2015
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Dear JornTV! Thank you so much for your visit and for the nice review. We are very happy that you found us interesting and we hope to see you again!
Written October 22, 2015
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Maggie B
Vienna, Austria11 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
You can spend a quiet and fascninating hour or two in this much overlooked museum in the centre of the old town of Sopron. An enormous range of dazzling, colourful mineral specimens from Hungary and areas of what is now Romania. There are interesting mining artefacts as well as breathtaking objets d'art which the indusry spawned, partic. in the 18th century. The history of mining in this area is also depicted in words and pictures. Admission is not expensive either.
Written November 25, 2013
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tue14
Vac, Hungary138 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The museum is rather small but has a significant set of materials and cristals mined in Hungary. There is no guided tour but the lady who is takong care of the visitors are very nice and ready to tell you a bit.
The working modells of old mining “machines” are fun for kids and adults.
Written July 3, 2019
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Gillian B
Hadlow Down, UK129 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
A small museum, but what we liked best were the wonderfully made working models of all the machines and mining equipment from the past
Written May 8, 2015
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Dear Gillian B! Thank you for your visit and thank you for the good rating. We hope to see you soon!
Written May 10, 2015
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Karoly2015
Sopron, Hungary3 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
An informative museum about the mining industry, with miniature machines that is a favourite with children and adults alike. Plan about 1-1,5 hours.
Written February 3, 2015
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Dear Károly2015! Thank you for your positive opinion and great review. We hope to see you again! Central Mining Museum staff
Written March 30, 2015
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