A permanent exhibition about how the miners used to
live is on display at the Mežica Lead and Zinc Mine administration house, and
is part of the Podzemlje Pece Tourist Mine and Museum.
The space where the exhibition is set up was used
as lodging until recently. Visitors come in through the doorway and see what
the bedroom and kitchen used to look like in the old mining days. The
furnishings and the preserved objects show how a mining official's family used
to live. Miners' clothing, washing items, a clock, a cross, kitchenware on a
brick oven, a cradle, wardrobes, a masonry heater, curtains, and hand-made
napkins give visitors a feel someone is still living in the lodging.
Mannequins of a miner official's family (a father,
a mother, and two children) take visitors back in time to around 1940. The
family are seen doing their everyday chores, and were created by Boni Čeh, an