“Szyb Maciej” (Maciej Shaft) is a complex of structures of the former “Concordia”, subsequently “Pstrowski” mine in Zabrze-Maciejów. The history of these facilities, dating back to the beginning to the 20th century, should have ended along with the depletion of hard coal deposits in the area. And it would have, had it not been for Dr Zbigniew Barecki and Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze DEMEX Sp. z o.o., who transformed the old mine shaft (Polish: szyb) into a deep well, and the buildings, equipment, and all the devices after the transformation fulfil new social, cultural, and economic functions. The “Szyb Maciej” complex, part of the Industrial Monuments Route, combines history with modernity, and its intensely enriched museum exposition allows every visitor to feel the magic of the former technical artistry, which became a foundation for the development of the entire region and the source of our Silesian identity. It cultivates mining traditions, which in the “Szyb Maciej” complex coexist with modern design and a restaurant boasting a prominent place on the gastronomy map of Silesia; it is a place where you can enjoy delicious food accompanied by the best drinks and good music.
“Szyb Maciej” is the only place in the Province of Silesia which is at the same time part of the Industrial Monuments Route and “Silesian Tastes” Culinary Route. Don’t miss us!