Museum of Salt

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Science and Technology, Geology

The Museum is opened in a historic monument building dating from the beginning of the 18th century which used to be the residence of the officer in charge with salt taxation in the benefit of the Wallachian princes. The house was recently restored and the museum opened in May 2003. The visitors can learn about the history of salt mining and processing at Slănic, tools and equipment, salt crystals, geological maps; flora and fauna from the area. One room at the upper floor is a reconstruction of the office of the tax collector. From March 15, 2018, the Salt Museum has enriched its permanent exhibition with a virtual journey in the 18th century salt mines, which is possible with the of Virtual Reality (VR) glasses, through which tourists seated in a four-seats wagon travel down into a salt mine among the miners and watch how salt is extracted from rudimentary beginnings to today's modern methods while being moved by the vehicle that goes on rails, on the winding road and full of surprises and special effects. It is an intense experience, unique in a museum in Romania and worth living individually, being difficult to describe in words. The concept is unique in Romania. The virtual journey takes just over four minutes and thirty seconds. Tourists are seated in a wagon similar to the miners that once entered the salt mine. On the first floor visitors will be able to access an interactive table based on Addition and Kinetic Reality technology. In addition to salt information, tools and materials used to extract it are presented.

Strada 23 August nr. 19
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Near the Three Hierachs Church
Time table:
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00-17:00 (1 Oct.-30 April), 9:00-19:00 (1 May-30 Sept.);
Monday: closed
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Administrative subordination:
Prahova County Council
1982; redeschis 2003
Historic Monument Building: Clădire monument istoric
Museum code:
Emilia Iancu
Contact person:
Liviu Vintilă
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