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Come and experience the rich history of mining.

16 years of unique underground adventure.


Dear Reader,

There are different ways and means to understand and learn school lessons. Naturally, we all prefer those more friendly and entertaining that give us something extra, not just dry, textbook knowledge. In the Industrial-Ecological-Museum-Instruction-Centre (IEMIC) at Velenje you can get to know and experience the development of coal mining in Slovenia from its beginnings to the present day. During this period, industry abruptly developed, new settlements and whole new towns appeared. Pressure on the environment was too great and in the Šaleška valley they started to think of sustainable growth and more environment-friendly activities.

You are invited to Velenje to come to know yourself this story of the past and present that you may someday use it for your own future.