Tytyri Mine Experience

The Unique Underground Adventure

The riches contained in the bedrock have been the foundation of Lohja’s prosperity and growth, and are at the heart of the area’s industry.

Guided Tours

Havainnekuva yleisökierroksille. Piirretyssä kuvassa on paljon pyöreitä, punertavan sävyisiä ympyröitä, joiden jokaisen sisällä on erikokoinen ja värinen kaivoskypärä. Kypäriä on yhteensä viisi, joiden väreinä ovat keltainen, sininen, valkoinen, harmaa ja violetti.

Private tour

Ask for privat tours in Englis from Visitlohja.

+358 44 369 1309 or tourist@lohja.fi

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Havainnekuva kaivokseen varautumisesta. Värikkäällä taustalla piirretty poika, jolla keltainen kaivoskypärä, vaaleansininen kaulahuivi, turkoosi lämmin takki, pitkät ruskeat housut, sekä tummat kävelykengät.

TYTYRI MINE EXPERIENCE TOUR

The tour of Tytyri Mine Experience brings you deep beneath the surface to the land of miners, where darkness and light combine to create experiences you’ll encounter nowhere else. As part of the guided tour, the geological exhibition by the Geological Survey of Finland shows what can be found underground, and of course also presents the history of Tytyri mine, including the working life of the miners. The interplay of light and colour are to be seen in the art exhibitions on display, and the tour culminates in a light show projected on to the massive surface of the excavated area, which is 100 metres deep and 100 metres wide.

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CHILDREN’S MINE AND TYTYRI TYYRA THEME TOUR

The Tytyri Mine Experience has always fascinated adults and children alike. The subterranean environment of a mine is in itself an exciting place that gets the imagination working overtime, so it is a small step to picture a goblin or mountain king in some dark corner of the caverns.

The Mine Experience now offers our youngest visitors an area of their very own, where they can enjoy the activities the mine has to offer. Can you find the fossils hidden in the sandbox? Or would you like to feel for yourself how heavy a piece of limestone is? Are you strong enough to break up a piece of it? After all, that’s what miners do all day!

Through the stories of Tytyri’s Tyyra and Kalle, you’ll learn a little bit about Tyyra’s underground wonderland. What does it feel like to climb up an old, creaky elevator, or to sit on the lit-up throne of Tyyra’s father, the Mountain King? Who knows, you might even find beautiful shining crystals – or has the Mountain King and his family taken them all already to decorate their home? The best way for kids to get to know Tytyri’s Tyyra and his friends and family is by reserving the special theme tour.

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Havainnekuva geologisiin kierroksiin. Värikkäällä taustalla piirretty valkoinen kaivoskypärä, sekä harmaa hakku.

Tytyri mine geological experience

The tour of Tytyri Mine Geological Experience brings you deep beneath the surface where darkness and light combine to create experiences you’ll encounter nowhere else. As part of the guided tour and geological workshop, the geological exhibition by the Geological Survey of Finland shows what can be found underground, the mine’s history and the lives of its miners. The tour culminates in a light show projected on to the massive surface of the excavated area, which is 100 metres deep and 100 metres wide.

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More information:

Lohja Tourist Service Centre

+358 44 369 1309

tourist@lohja.fi

Kuvassa kolme kaivokypärää, joista ylin on valkoinen ja kaksi alinta sinisiä.
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EXHIBITIONS

Stones time - geological exhibition

In cooperation with the Geological Survey of Finland, a new geological exhibition is being created in the Tytyri Mine Experience. The exhibition will be located in the new mine tunnel that has been excavated by branching off from the main mine corridor where the lower station of the new elevator is located. The exhibition consists of three themes, each in its own area, and two light installations located at the ends of the tunnel. The themes of the exhibition are archeology and the development of nature, the geological development of rock, and the uses of geological raw materials.

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NORDKALK EXHIBITION

The Nordkalk company, which operates the limestone mining operations at Tytyri, is owned by the Rettig family. The limestone vein that is mined at Tytyri is expected to last about another 100 years. The part of the exhibition presented at Tytyri Mine Experience by the Nordkalk mining company showcases the various uses of the limestone mined there, its refinement processes, and more. It is worth keeping in mind that limestone is a part of surprisingly many everyday things that we take for granted.

Visitors to the Mine Experience can excavate a small piece of the limestone to take home – a souvenir that is around 1.6 billion years old. Much of the water used by the town of Lohja and the surrounding region is pumped from Tytyri mine. The sounds of the water and the high air humidity are integral features of the underground tunnel network. In the Mine Experience you can also see several old mining machines and tools that are no longer in use.

ART EXHIBITIONS

LIGHT INSTALLATIONS IN TYTYRI

One of the high points of the guided tour is the underground light and music presentation. The three pieces of music were chosen by Lohja museum assistant Iiris Kankaanpää.

The light works of the three performances were created by light artist Petri Puttonen, with technical assistance from Tuomo Holmström.

There are three different light-and-music artworks to choose from.

Jean Sibelius – The first is Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia. One of the Finnish composer’s best-known pieces, it gets to the heart of Finnishness as part of an exhibition lasting around 8 minutes. The story of Finlandia is beautifully presented, with the continually changing lights reflecting and the power of the music reverberating against the walls of the mine.

 

Edvard Grieg – The second work is Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. This piece, composed by the Norwegian as part of the music for Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt, is only about two minutes long – ideal for younger visitors, who are sure to be enthralled by the accompanying light show.

Amorphis – The third piece of music is From the heaven of my heart, by the Finnish metal band Amorphis. The band’s lead vocalist, Tomi Joutsen, is a native of Lohja, and the lyrics to the song were written by artist Pekka Kainulainen, from nearby Sammati. The song takes some of its influences from the Finnish national epic The Kalevala.

The Story Of The Mine Experience

The riches contained in the bedrock have been the foundation of Lohja’s prosperity and growth, and are at the heart of the area’s industry.