This museum tells the long and interesting history of the Tyrolean mining and exhibits thousands-of-years old original finds.
Image gallery: Tyrolean Mining and Metallurgy Museum Brixlegg
The Tyrolean Mining and Metallurgy Museum (Tiroler Bergbau- und Hüttenmuseum) is located in the centre of Brixlegg, in the building of the old elementary school from 1876. Here original finds, mining tools, information about the geological conditions in Tyrol, historic and modern mining technologies and the big Bitterlich collection of minerals (on an area of 400 sqm) are exhibited. Moreover the building also houses the exhibition of the extreme climber Hias Rebitsch, who ranks among the best alpinists in Europe.
Since the Bronze Age copper was manufactured in Tyrol, since medieval times silver was recovered from ore. In the 15th and 16th century, Tyrol experienced a golden age of mining, especially the regions of Brixlegg, Hall in Tirol (Hall Mint Museum) and Schwaz. The images in the mine album of Schwaz from 1556 and from "Georgius Agricola" show the hard work of the miners and the well-organized mining structure in Tyrol. The finds at the "Mariahilfbergl" hill in Brixlegg tell about the first activities in mining already 4,000 years ago and make the exhibition really something special!
The settlement in this area even started approx. 6,000 years ago. Particularly interesting in the museum is the "Hunt vom Gratlspitz", a tram which was found in the 80s and then restored. Mining tools give a detailed insight into the underground work. The basement of the museum tells about the "Grubenwehr", a mine rescue team of miners.
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 young people (up to 16 years)
€ 1.00 school classes (from 10 years)
free admission under 10 years