Mine Museum

Mine Museum, Mezica: Hours, Address, Mine Museum Reviews: 5/5

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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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PODZEMLJE PECE – TOURIST MINE AND MUSEUM - MEZICA UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES Lead mining under the mountain Peca began already in Roman times, the written records show, that from 1665 until the end of the previous century, when the mine was finally closed down, 1000 km of tunnels were dug under the mountains of Koroska region. Today Tourism Mine and Museum Podzemlje Pece is one of the main attractions Karavanke UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK and the place for unique underground adventures. These remarkable underground passages enable us to get to know the history of mining while seeing the mine from the mining train and on foot, with mountain bikes or by kayak along the underground lakes in the flooded part of the mine.
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Podzemlje Pece Glančnik 8, Mezica 2392 Slovenia
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Eirini Z.
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We joined the underground biking tour as a fun activity for our weekend in Slovenia. It was wonderful! Our guide, Hannah, was amazing and we learnt a lot about the mine and the life of miners. The whole experience was surreal, with the dark around, the lamp helmets and the silence! We definitely recommend it. I suggest you bring gloves, because your hands can get cold.
Written November 10, 2021
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Jörg M
Scheveningen, The Netherlands219 contributions
Family
we spent a morning discovering the tunnels of the Mezica mines. One floor is reserved for the bikers - and it was a great experience.

We came there be Nomadbike, Koros, a bikers place not far away.

The historical part was the best. It was insightful to learn about the Austrian influence, the Yugoslawian period and the good and bad changes since the fall of the iron curtain and the independence of Slowenia.

If you ar not into sports, a train will bring you into the mine, on another floor.

If you are water oriented, canoening is offered on the lowest level.
Written August 14, 2013
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Mitja M
Ljubljana, Slovenia59 contributions
Family
Went with the kids (aged 10 and 12) foe a fab experience: guided underground tour by bike, some 2 hrs od cycling and some walking at mid-point stops. Surreal experience but hugely entertaining for the kids.
Written June 28, 2020
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Pete W
Leeds, UK59 contributions
Couples
Absolutely fantastic visit doing the underground kayaking. Lara was a brilliant guide and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I loved that it wasn't just kayaking, we got to walk around the mines and experience the train into and out of the mines, as well as getting lunch down there. I've been to a few other mines before (including the much more famous mercury mine in Idrija) and this is the best by absolutely miles.
Written September 11, 2016
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Karien28
Düsseldorf, Germany13 contributions
The kayaking tour in the mines was probably the highlight of my trip to Slovenia. It was very well organized and great fun. First going down the mines with the small train in the dark. Then preparing for the kayaking (good equipment). The kayaking was really great. We were allowed to explore the mines all by ourselves for an hour. No need to be afraid to get lost, its not that big. After that the tour continued with walking through the old mines with interesting information. And ending with a miners lunch. We were the only english-speaking people in the tour, all the others were Slovenian, but that was not a problem at all. The tourguide always made sure to inform us as well. All in all, definetly recommendable and worthwhile taking a detour to Mezica!
Written October 27, 2019
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Marko M
Maribor, Slovenia509 contributions
Business
We wisited this location as part of a work trip, and the experience is incredible.
Up top you suit up with protective clothing and helmet, you get your lamp and off you go to the small train, which in the older days used to take the men to and from the mine.
The drive is interestig - enclosed in a small,unsprung cart, 7 people with you, you feel every bump and turn in the track. It feels like you are doing 50 - while in reality you are doing 8 - snaking deep into the Peca mountain.
The tour is easy for most people, and you get a feeling of resepct for the people who worked these shafts (1000km all combined!!!). An ex miner explains the procedures, the history of the mine and the reasons for its closure. And you are avestruck with the amount of manual labour that was put into this place.
All in all an incredifle experience, and a must see if you are in this region.
Groups are invited to book in advance, others have to be there by 11- you join any people also waiting there..
Written May 12, 2019
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Morana
Ljubljana, Slovenia36 contributions
Business
Two-hour visit, starting and returning with a mine train. Great guiding representing the life of miners. You can also bike through the tunnels or discover underground by kayak. Great experience!
Written October 21, 2017
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Groenepepi
Epe, The Netherlands556 contributions
Couples
Everything is great about the Podzemlje Pece mines. For starters the staff is extremely nice. We walked in on a Tuesday morning, not knowing what to expect from these mines or tours. Unfortunately, the bike tour was not until that afternoon. At 11am there was a guided tour but this was prebooked by a large group. After a nice chat with the lady behind the bar, we decided to just have some tea and visit the museum. Then a very nice lady came to us to explain something about the possibilities to see the mines and we could easily tell that she was very passionate about the mines. She recommended to join the large group, even though they were all school kids. And so we waited for two hours which was absolutely no problem since the sun was shining and people from the museum were so kind to us.

When the bunch of kids arrived, several members of the staff still had eyes for us and so they told us what to wear and to do. Fully equipped, we climbed into one of the many tiny waggons and that is where our adventure really began. Complete darkness for about 15 minutes, feeling like this train is running 120 km/h into the cave system. But nothing whatsoever... 12 km/h max!

The tour was exiting and there is a lot to see underground. We enjoyed it big time. We were very happy with this opportunity of course, though we recommend to make a seperate reservation in order to go with a guide that speaks English or German. Since the school kids were from Slovenia, we had to just look around and listen to the short explanation from the staff, whenever they had the time to do so (of course, the kids were their main concern).

Bottemline is to say that a visit is really worthwile and for € 9 pp extremely I think it's extremely cheap. Go ahead and have fun!
Written June 15, 2013
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alenka d
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I visited many different mines museums and this experience is very special. Mine itself is very authentic they did not change a lot after closing the mine. Kayaking was superb adventure, small group, very informative guide, we even had free time to kayaking and exploring by ourselves. After they served us delicious breakfast/brunch.
Written August 10, 2019
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Fannieuk
Oxted, UK7 contributions
Couples
When you tell people you are going 3 km in and 800m down to kayak in flooded mine shafts in total darkness except for head torches, they think you are totally bonkers. When you then add that you enter the mine in a tiny sealed wooden carriage about 4ft high with no windows, which hurtles along like entering Gringotts bank in a Harry Potter movie and then you climb down tiny rickety metal steps down an endless mine shaft having dressed in waders to enter the water at the bottom, then even you think you must have lost it! Pushing yourself in your canoe along tunnels where sometimes you have to lie back because there is little headroom is unbelievably awesome. Total darkness apart from head torches, total silence apart from drips, echoes and rushes of water rapids, you have to stop thinking about where you actually are as it does your head no good and just go with the flow (pardon the pun) and absorb the experience. It is unique and glorious and exhilarating, but not for the faint hearted. Coming up after the kayaking you walk up through the layers of mine tunnels themselves before climbing back on board the minature “cattle truck”. You truely appreciate what a horrendous job this must have been when the mine was open. Life expectancy of mid 30’s says it all. This was an absolute highlight of our trip.
Written May 21, 2019
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