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Coal Mine in Nowa Ruda

The underground tourist route in the “Nowa Ruda” Mine that lies in the former “Piast” mining field in Nowa Ruda shows the rich and more than 500-year old history and tradition of coal mining in the Nowa Ruda region, the oldest coal mining area of Poland.

Included in the tourist route are:
- The Museum Building, with exhibition halls containing artefacts from all phase of underground mining and the original control room which was the central point of information and mine traffic control.
- The historic complex of architectural and Industrial surface facilities from the coal and refractory slate mines, which is dominated by the unique, on a global scale, pit furnaces and rotary kilns that had been used for more than 100 years for roasting refractory slate. The complex is completed by the mineshaft towers from the 1870’s.
- Underground mined excavations stretching about 700m with secured tunnels that have been excavated from the natural rock whilst retaining their original character and show off all the production processes associated with deep coal mining. One of the highlights of this part of the route is a ride on a genuine mining train.
Is a diamond originally coal? When was coal green? How did the forest turn into coal?
These questions will be answered whilst visiting the Coal Mine in Nowa Ruda, oldest mine in Poland and one of the oldest in the world.

“Coal Mine in Nowa Ruda” Underground Tourist Route
57-401 Nowa Ruda
Ul Obozowa 4
tel. / fax +48 74 872 79 11
e-mail: ptt.kopalnia@vp.pl

The tourist route is open to the public every day of the year, in the following hours:
from March till June, between the hours of 09.00 and 17.00
from July till August, between the hours of 09.00 and 18.00 (last entry at 18.00)
from September till February, between the hours of 09.00 and 16.00
NOTE! The trail is closed on Easter Sunday, 1st November and 24th and 25th December.
Trail length is about 700m.
Tour takes about 1.5 hours.
The internal temperature is about 12° C and humidity is about 80% and 90%.
The route is electrically illuminated in parts.
The trail is suitable for people with physical disabilities but to a limited extent.
Guided tours only
Advance booking is required
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.


Obozowa street 4
57-401 Nowa Ruda
Lengde- og breddegrad: 50.5902273,16.5116754
Fax+48 748727911
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