Join us on a guided tour with a lot of exciting stories around the Great Pit, visit a mine worker’s family at Eriksson’s cottage and explore a thousand years of history in the Mine Museum.
Guided tour above ground
Explore Falun Mine above ground. Join us on a guided tour around the open cast mine, the Great Pit, and listen to exciting stories. All the historical buildings surrounding the mine have a story to tell and the guide will introduce you to their role in running the mine during hundreds of years. The 1.6 kilometres walk around the Great Pit is suitable for wheel chairs and strollers.
The Mine Museum
It’s easy to dive deep into the history in the Mine Museum. Not only the history of Falun but also Sweden and Europe during centuries. The exhibition is interactive and appreciated by the whole family. Go down a mine shaft in a bucket, try a medieval battle helmet and test how geologists work. You can spend many hours in the museum and it’s a good opportunity to learn about history togheter.
The mine area
Shaftheads, washeries and wheel houses – the historical buildings have a lot to tell and we offer daily tours included in the Above-ground Package. Take a ride on the Little Mine Train and go visit the Erikssons, a miner’s family from 1897.