Zonguldak is one of the main centers of Turkey for the extraction and processing of coal. For more than 200 years, the provinces have been extracting the bulk of the fuel, not only for the country’s domestic needs, but also for export. Not surprisingly, this is where the Zonguldak Mining Museum is located.
This is the first and only museum of its kind in Turkey. Among the exhibits of the museum you can see tools, models of mines, documents and murals, materials and clothing used by miners and much more. The museum is of great interest for those who are interested in the mining job and for those who just love unusual museums.
History of Zonguldak Mining Museum
Zonguldak Mining Museum is closely related to the history of the mining industry in Zonguldak. Coal deposits in the province were discovered in 1822 and after 28 years, its commercial mining began, which continues to this day.
Mining Museum is relatively new. It was opened in December 2016. The area of the museum is huge – almost 7 thousand square meters. It accommodates not only exhibition halls, but also conference halls, warehouses, a library and administrative premises.
Visiting the museum, you will learn not only about the history of coal mining in Zonguldak, but also about the basics of topography, the formation of coal and fossils.
The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, admission is free.
How to get to Zonguldak Mining Museum?
Zonguldak Mining Museum is located right in the center of the city, so you can get to it easily and quickly by public transport and by taxi.
Mining Museum address: Cinartepe Mahallesi, Dagyolu Sk., 67040
In turn, you can get to Zonguldak in several ways. First, by plane. Zonguldak Airport is located approximately 20 km from the city. It serves only local flights. The second way is a long-distance bus. In Turkey, there are dozens of companies that provide passenger transportation in all directions throughout the country. And, the third way is car rental. You can find car rental offices at the airport terminals and in the city center.
Nearest hotels to Zonguldak Mining Museum
Hotels in Zonguldak are ready to welcome guests at any time. There is no shortage of accommodation in the city, so if you decide to stay here for a while, you can easily find a hotel to taste. The closest hotels to the Mining Museum are:
- Dedeman Zonguldak
- Deniz Otel
- Staron Otel
- Onka Konaklama
- Mer Hotel
Nearest restaurants to Zonguldak Mining Museum
After visiting the sights in Zonguldak, you will surely get tired and hungry. For this occasion, around the Zonguldak Miners Museum there are many excellent restaurants and cafes where you can taste the dishes of Turkish cuisine. Among them:
- Karaelmas Kebap
- Fener Cafe Restoran
- Alaborina Restoran
- Okyanus Takoz Bar
- Kilise Restoran
- Lemariz Et Restaurant-Cafe Bistro – Steakhouse