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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.