Mining Museum in Leogang
The Mining Museum is located in the former administration house in Hütten, and visitors will enjoy many stories and a step by step history of mining in the area.
The truly unique collection of Gothic holy figures from the Alpine region is the key exhibition in the underground museum area. The faces of the saints tell stories of hope, as well as the difficult life of the miners. Look closely, it is very moving. In addition, each year they have a special exhibit. In the lovingly renovated administration house, every room is dedicated to a separate theme.
The ground floor tells the story of mining in Leogang. The Hoyerstube (parlour) reminds us of the Lutheran miners, who left their homelands during the Reformation. The simple meals the miners ate give a completely different impression.
In the upper storey, you can see the machines and tools used everyday, which remind us of the hard work that miners did and still do. You will see the maintenance room of the mining administrator and where he used to live. You will learn about how ore was mined in Leogang. The mineral collection will tell another tale of the second richest place of discovery in Austria. Many exhibits were Napoleon's war prizes and are on loan from the Museum of Natural History in Paris.