The underground exhibition of the Museum is one of two standard routes open to tourists. A joint ticket is applicable. […]
Multimedia chapel of the St. JOHN PAUL II
The exhibition presents mining uniforms; there is also a multimedia stand.
The salt deposit in Wieliczka was formed during the Middle Miocene Period, some 13.5 million years ago when the sea […]
An object of special interest is the unique Early Renaissance horn (1534) that belonged to the Brotherhood of Saltdiggers. This […]
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.
The oldest traces of salt production found near Wieliczka are connected with the exploitation of surface brines and date from […]
On the right side of the entrance one can see equipment used to extinguish small fires: a wooden fire-extinguisher, a […]
At the entrance to Szerzyzna (The Widening) there are two salt sculptures carved at the beginning of the 20th century […]
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 […]
The earliest traces of human presence in the vicinity of Wieliczka date back to the late Paleolithic period and the […]
Due to economic reasons in 1925 horse transport was replaced by cheaper in exploitation battery-powered locomotives. In 1931 electric traction […]
A cross-shaped horse winch displayed in this chamber is the prototype of more advanced hauling mechanisms. Of similar construction were […]
The exhibition was created in 1966 and is part of the underground museum opened to the public in the same year.
The displayed horse-powered hauling gear with horizontal rope axle, called “the Pole”, is the oldest and at the same time […]
This chamber was exploited in a large block of green salt in 1820-70 and is the largest of all the cavities
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
The horse-powered hauling gear called “the Hungarian” is the most advanced machine for vertical transport
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.