A tour of the Samson Mine always ends with a visit to the adjacent museum. Here you will gain additional insight into historical mining and ore dressing, as well as the working and living conditions of miners and their families in the Bergstaat or state of mines. Our models, some of which are more than 100 years old, are true gems. They impressively demonstrate the technical installations and functional principles at work in the Samson Mine.
In May 2020 we transformed our exhibition to a more modern concept. We kept the spirit of the house but added more interactive and digital models that will help to explain historic mining aspects. Check out our new highlight: the mechanical-ladder simulator.
The minerals that comprise the world-famous “treasure chest” of St. Andreasberg are particularly remarkable. Further rock samples, information on the geology of the Harz and a landscape model round out the visit. We may be an historical museum, but our visitors enjoy concepts and objects, for there is much to discover.