Tour of the underground museum Tytyri
• Tour of the underground museum Tytyri
Tytyri underground museum - a real underground labyrinth - is in a cave at a depth of 100 meters in the small town of Lohja, 50 kilometers from Helsinki, adjacent to existing mines.
We sit in the van and drive the winding dark tunnel, after which the gate with door. It is said here before it was possible to go down in the cage or on the trolley, but this digg-amusement, we did not show. By the way, the museum is open for groups only in summer, at other times by appointment only. There are also timed for the holidays event. In addition to the museum there is also an underground restaurant. Somehow it all reminds "Bunker GO-42" at the Taganka in Moscow, is not about the cold war and with a certain cave color.
The total length of these openings 60 km, maximum depth - 400 meters. Most of them are valid, and there still being a limestone mining. And one of the mines, depth of 300 meters, the company Kone, which is engaged in the production of elevators, used as a test bench for testing their products.
The first mine came here in 1542 - is the oldest mine in Finland. They were built for the extraction of iron ore to local tycoon Eric Fleming.
Iron ore these places were not particularly rich, but its quality is poor, however, production continued until 1862.
But, in addition to the ore is discovered rich deposits of limestone, its development and engaged in 1897.
Today it is mined up to a million tons of limestone a year doing this Nordkalk Corporation.
The restaurant is in the style of "Fallout" at a depth of 100 meters)).
The restaurant unfortunately did not work. Not a season. But korporativki and all the dinners organized here at any time for pre-order.
This is some steampunk!
We were told that all of these machines are still in operation, although some already for half a century, and they were working in the harsh conditions of the mining industry:
This is a dinosaur, we offered to buy at a symbolic price of € 1 per kilogram with by self (he, too, like on the move):
"Dinosaur" on the other side. Reminiscent of my favorite tractor from the old "good" Carmageddon Game)):
Some kind of device:
Star Wars here too:
The total length of the museum moves only about a kilometer (60 km all mine).
The history of the mines in diagrams and pictures. All in Finnish, so I only had to see pictures. Guided tours for groups carried out in several languages (including Russian), but we were always out how the tour):
In one of the openings has a small hall where the music of Sibelius lighting changes smoothly and sometimes there is a feeling of a very large space. It was a short walk through an underground museum Tytyri in Finland.