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Kohtla Mining Museum

Jaama 1 | Kohtla-Nõmme, 30503, Estonia
+372 332 4017
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Lack of info, waste of money

Went there specially for underground tour which turned out that you have to book it in advance and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
zumba412
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Riga, Latvia
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Must visit!

This should be in Europe the only museum that takes visitors to real mining. Nice that the old... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jaanus k
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Tallinn, Estonia
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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, using a real drill! The above-ground exhibits and underground visit take around one hour and a half to see and complete. The museum provides every visitor with a special jacket, helmet and miner’s lamp.Starting from 20 October 2011 until spring 2012 the underground exhibition at the mine is being completely redesigned. The other parts of the museum remain open for visits, and we still offer miners' lunches when booked in advance.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
7 Aug 2017
“Must visit!”
15 Aug 2017
“Lack of info, waste of money”
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Jaama 1 | Kohtla-Nõmme, 30503, Estonia
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+372 332 4017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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