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Cool idea about museum

Great idea to make museum out of not working mine. Everything is very authentic: you are dressed as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Бритва О
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Awesome experience, highly recommended

We were part of a group (you need to book in advance and with a minimum number of people) that... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
erna o
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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 week ago
“Cool idea about museum ”
11 Sep 2018
“Awesome experience, highly recommended”
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An underground museum has been opened in the former Kohtla mines. Join an excursion with a guide to see how oil shale is mined and the machinery and technology that is used to do so. Take a ride on an underground train and try your hand at drilling...more
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Jaama 1 | Kohtla-Nõmme, 30503, Estonia
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+372 332 4017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great idea to make museum out of not working mine. Everything is very authentic: you are dressed as a mine worker, and experience almost everything the workers have experienced (except the heavy work). Audioguide is available, but check it before going down, as one of...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were part of a group (you need to book in advance and with a minimum number of people) that attended the summer school at the Tallinn University (for all ages and really very interesting topics and there is also a winter school each year),...More

Thank erna o
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went there specially for underground tour which turned out that you have to book it in advance and to go underground there have to be a group of at least 10 people. So we could not go underground and instead went to see just museum....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This should be in Europe the only museum that takes visitors to real mining. Nice that the old machines is still working and some of them showed during the tour. Book the tour in advance! If you just show up, you might to wait for...More

Thank Jaanus k
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with high expectations, that night have been the problem. The place is well kept and really cool as all the original equipment is kept and transformed into info boards and displays using new technology. The actual underground tour is well kept...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Very realistic underground trip in real mine with really working old machines. Be aware with little children: they can be scared with a very noisy mechanisms!

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 7 July 2015

New building offers knowledge about energy and many activities (e.g you can try how good you are on mining). Also guided tours under the ground are very exciting. You have to take a whole day to discover all possibilities the Mining Park offers.

Thank Liis P
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I've been there at least three times before but when a friend came to visit me, I really wanted to show her the mining museum so I want there again and was not disappointed. They had just opened up a new visitors entrance area, that...More

Thank Shamio
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I visited this museum in last weekend and was very satisfied. Visit costs 10 eur/person and for this they offers 1+ hour guided tour underground. Tour programme is attractive, mining technics are demonstrated in work and finally they brings you out of the mines with...More

Thank MartinsLV
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Great visit, very interesting tour only problem was that the whole thing was spoken in Estonian and had to translate to our English speaking friend as we just turned up and went on a tour, probably if you pre book you can get other languages....More

Thank Kadi H
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