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Museum of Oil and Gas Industry Ignacy Łukasiewicz - Monument of History.

The only, unique museum, located on the site of an oil mine that is still active today. In the surroundings of the beautiful Bobrzec forest, there are nineteenth-century excavations in which you can see natural crude oil, i.e. black gold. Walking the alleys, you will see unique devices related to the oil, refining and gas industries from the 20th century. Inside the buildings, you can go back to the times when Ignacy Łukasiewicz himself worked in the mine. And all this thanks to modern multimedia exhibitions.

A few facts about the museum:

  • The museum is located on the site of the world's oldest still operating oil mine.
  • In the center of the mine and the museum, there is a stone obelisk erected by Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1872 to commemorate the foundation of the mine.
  • Two original oil wells from the 19th century, named "Franek" and "Janina", have been preserved in the Museum.
  • The museum covers an area of 20 hectares.

One of the most valuable museum monuments are objects from the times of Ignacy Łukasiewicz, including:

  • Administrative building of the mine, the so-called The Łukasiewicz House from 1865, where a pharmacy exhibition was organized. There are also radio plays devoted to the history of the discovery of kerosene and the establishment of the crude oil mine in Bóbrka. The building houses a collection of kerosene lamps, photographs and a geological exhibition.
  • A wooden mine forge from 1856; inside there are two brick fireplaces, stoked with a leather bellows from 1890-1895; it is equipped with old blacksmith tools;
  • Reconstructed hand drill from 1862, used for drilling shallow holes using the percussion method.


Godziny otwarcia:

09.00-18.00 - May 1 - September 30 (from Tuesday to Friday)

10.00-18.00 - May 1 - September 30 (Saturday, Sunday)

7.00-15.00 - October 1 - April 30

The museum is closed on Mondays.


Kopalniana 35, Bóbrka, 38 - 458 Chorkówka