New mine at the Technical Museum will show a new generation were building society begins

By on February 17, 2017

Picture: Christer Fuglesang, the first Swedish Austronaut, Anna Krigsman sprängarbas Aitik mine and Mikael Damberg, Economic Development and Innovation Minister, inaugurated the new mine on Thursday at the Museum of Technology. Photo: Anna Gerdén, Technical Museum. »»

Would you like to smack of a blasting round a thousand meters below the earth? You will be able to test that as a visitor to the completely renovated mine at the Technical Museum. With the help of Cementation and Svemin the exhibition will showcase the mining industry in a new way for a new generation interested visitors.

The mine, which has long been a popular attraction at the museum since its inception in 1938, has been completely renovated in 2016 to showcase today’s mines in a new and modern way. In the new mining exhibition will among other things you will be able to fire a blast using the buttons and levers in a real blast cabinets directly from the Kiruna mine. You will also be able to try the simulators, games and powerful machines. In the exhibition you can also see the importance of recycling metals and the mines handles high standards of environmental stewardship. Cementas hope that the exhibition will provide a new generation of visitors insight into the mine’s importance for sustainable building.

– Mine in Technical museum showcases activities in a modern and interactive way that we hope will allow more people become aware of a vital and important sector. We ourselves are a part of the mining industry and is proud to contribute to a popular exhibition where many children have their first meeting with the mine, said Magnus Ohlsson, vice president and marketing director at Cementa.

Total renovation has been made possible by grants from Cementation and Svemin, the trade association for mines, minerals and metal producers in Sweden.

– Technical Museum is a great place for the curious of all ages, we are very excited to be a part of the cooperation that made this new mining exhibition possible. It feels really good to be able to show mine, even for those who live far from our activities, says Per Ahl, Managing Svemin.

The exhibition will reopen to the public on Saturday 18 February at 10:00 at the Technical Museum, Museum Road 7 in Stockholm.

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