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Tour site C “The Vojtěch Mine” consists of the Vojtěch Mine area. The Vojtěch Mine was opened in 1779.The shaft building, an example of Malakov engineering architecture which was built in 1870, houses an exhibition devoted to the world record of 1875, when the first ever vertical shaft 1000 m (3280 feet) deep was carved in the ground in the Březové Hory area. On the upper floors of the shaft building the visitors can see an exhibition of paintings and sculptures with mining themes by the academic painter Karel Hojden and the academic sculptor Václav Šára. The visitor can also enjoy the panoramic view from the mine tower.

Šachetní budova dolu VojtěchDůl Vojtěch, vlevo strojovna, vpravo šachetní budova  

The registry building of the Vojtěch Mine houses temporary thematic exhibitions. The historic underground of the shaft building will undoubtedly also attract the visitor's interest. Another unique steam mining machine made by the firm Breitfeld & Daněk in 1889 is located in a nearby engine room.

Parní těžní stroj ve strojovně dolu Vojtěch

Parní těžní stroj ve strojovně dolu Vojtěch

There is a reconstructed smithy from the turn of the 18th and 19th century in the Vojtěch Mine area.The equipment of the smithy consists of an original tin extractor hood, a furnace, a set of bellows for blowing air into the furnace (dating from the mid-19th century), an anvil, a blacksmith's vices, a blacksmith's mechanical hammer manufactured by Rudolf Schmidt & Co. Vienna, brand AJAX I (the smallest model) dating from the late 19th century.The mechanical hammer is powered by an electrical engine with a vertical belt pulley. It was manufactured by Wichterle & Kovářík, a joint-stock company from Prostějov, product no. 6760, type BK I 5, output 1.47 kW (1.5 HP), 1410 revolutions per min. The technical specifications of the stator are 380 V - 2.5 Amp or 220 V – 4.3 Amp. The electrical engine dates from the first third of the 20th century. The smithy also houses a Volman metal lathe dating from the early 20th century. The museum organises demonstrations of blacksmith's work with prior agreement for groups of at least 20 people.

Foto Petr Kopečný

At the end of the sightseeing tour the visitors have the opportunity to walk through the 330 m (1100 feet)-long underground historic Water shaft (“Anna”) from the 18th century. The Water shaft Anna connects the Vojtěch Mine to the Anna Mine.

  Průběh Vodní štoly Anna na mapě