This museum of the mining company houses rich collection illustrating the history of the mine from an industrial and technical point of view. Of particular interest are the inventions ofChristopher Polhem (1661-1751), father of mechanics in Sweden. The history of iron production methods is illustrated by tables and scale models. The minerals, as well as the collection of metal blocks used to strike coins from 1650 to 1717 and huge 18C copper coins, are also of interest.
Address:Gruvplatsen 1, 791 61 Falun
Price:80 sek (-16 years old 40 sek)
[mid Jun-mid Aug: daily except weekends 10am-5pm; early May-mid Jun: 10am-5pm, weekends noon-4pm; mid Aug-end Sep: 11am-5pm, weekends noon-4pm; rest of year: school hols noon-4pm - closed 1 Jan, 22 Jun, 24, 25 and 31 Dec]