Ignacy Historic Mine

Ignacy Historic Mine was established in 1792 as Hoym mine. Later the name was changed into Ignacy. After coal mining ceased, the colliery has been open to visitors since 1999. Nowadays „Ignacy” combines the functions of a museum in a modern way with the organisation of cultural events. After the revitalisation works in 2022, the Kościuszko engine room and shaft building have been converted into the core multi-active exhibition “Age of steam”, devoted to steam engines as a source of energy that revolutionized the world. The most important exhibit is a hundred-year-old steam machine, which visitors can see in action. Another attraction of the mine is the former water tower, which now has turned into a viewing point, offering a panoramic view of the city. The interactive education center is open in the Głowacki engine room. It is the initiative of Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. There is also a very large recreational area next to the mine with a playground, a garden of experiences and a steam fountain.

Ignacy Historic Mine
Zabytkowa Kopalnia Ignacy
ul. Mościckiego 3
44-273 Rybnik
+48 (0) 32 - 4407920

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:60 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes
Gift and book shop on site:yes

Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday 11am-7pm

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children