Mine
Mine

Permanent exhibitions

Plan of
Plan of routes

Plan of routes

The underground exhibition of the Museum is one of two standard routes open to tourists. A joint ticket is applicable. […]

Aleksand
Aleksandrowice II chamber

Aleksandrowice II chamber

Multimedia chapel of the St. JOHN PAUL II

Aleksand
Aleksandrowice I chamber

Aleksandrowice I chamber

The exhibition presents mining uniforms; there is also a multimedia stand.

Russegge
Russegger VI ChamberRussegger VI Chamber

Russegger VI ChamberRussegger VI Chamber

The salt deposit in Wieliczka was formed during the Middle Miocene Period, some 13.5  million years ago when the sea […]

Russegge
Russegger V chamber

Russegger V chamber

An object of special interest is the unique Early Renaissance horn (1534) that belonged to the Brotherhood of Saltdiggers. This […]

Russegge
Russegger IV chamber

Russegger IV chamber

A dominating element in this chamber is an old hauling machine – a horse-powered hauling gear from the 18th century, so called the Saxon horse gear.

Russegge
Russegger III chamber

Russegger III chamber

The oldest traces of salt production found near Wieliczka are connected with the exploitation of surface brines and date from […]

Russegge
Russegger II chamber

Russegger II chamber

On the right side of the entrance one can see equipment used to extinguish small fires: a wooden fire-extinguisher, a […]

Szerzyzn
Szerzyzna (The Widening)

Szerzyzna (The Widening)

At the entrance to Szerzyzna (The Widening) there are two salt sculptures carved at the beginning of the 20th century […]

Maria Te
Maria Teresa II chamber

Maria Teresa II chamber

In the 1870s salt extraction by means of mechanical methods was originated. A technique widely used in the mine was the explosive technique. The first […]

Miejska
Miejska chamber

Miejska chamber

The earliest traces of human presence in the vicinity of Wieliczka date back to the late Paleolithic period and the […]

Karol ch
Karol chamber

Karol chamber

Due to economic reasons in 1925 horse transport was replaced by cheaper in exploitation battery-powered locomotives. In 1931 electric traction […]

Maria Te
Maria Teresa IV chamber

Maria Teresa IV chamber

A cross-shaped horse winch displayed in this chamber is the prototype of more advanced hauling mechanisms. Of similar construction were […]

Maria Te
Maria Teresa III chamber

Maria Teresa III chamber

The exhibition was created in 1966 and is part of the underground museum opened to the public in the same year.

Modena c
Modena chamber

Modena chamber

The displayed horse-powered hauling gear with horizontal rope axle, called “the Pole”, is the oldest and at the same time […]

Saurau c
Saurau chamber

Saurau chamber

This chamber was exploited in a large block of green salt in 1820-70 and is the largest of all the cavities

Russegge
Russegger VII chamber

Russegger VII chamber

The exhibition opened to the public in 1996 presents relicts of miners’ spiritual culture. Among the objects of cult transferred here from the underground chapels that date back to the 17th – 20th centuries, there is a collection of wooden sculptures

Kraj cha
Kraj chamber

Kraj chamber

The horse-powered hauling gear called “the Hungarian” is the most advanced machine for vertical transport

Alfons D
Alfons Długosz chamber

Alfons Długosz chamber

This chamber was exploited at the turn of the 19th century in the largest block of green salt found by geologists in the Wieliczka mine that stretched from level I to level V.

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