The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas Industry Museum in Bóbrka I N V I T E S for individual visits (without time limit), and also tour guided visits. We have prepared three extremely interesting tourist routes, giving our guests a choice of the best way to get to know the world’s oldest oil field.
In the footsteps of oil pioneers (VISITING TIME ABOUT 1 HOUR). PLN 50
Following footsteps of Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Tytus Trzecieski and Karol Klobassa Zrencki, visitors will learn about the history and operation of the world’s oldest oil field. They will see nineteenth century hand dug oil wells that are still producing crude oil. On the route you will be provided with information about the creators of the oil industry as well as the earliest drilling techniques for crude oil. The multimedia and holograms are a real chance, which will allow for a better understanding of the beginnings of the era of liquid „black gold”.
The short route includes:
I. Passage of the educational path,
II. Visiting the oldest part of the oil field – memorial obelisk, „Franek” hand dug oil well, „Janina” hand dug oil well, hand
operated drilling rig, Canadian type drilling rig with a locomobile,
III. Visiting the multimedia exhibition in the administrative building,
IV. The end of the route by the “Naftusia” house
“From digging to drilling” (VISITING T IME ABOUT 2 HOURS). PLN 75
Fascinating, trail around the world’s oldest oil field full of valuable and original monuments. Beginning the journey through the amazing world of the oil industry, visitors will get acquainted with theories of the creation of oil and the location of mineral deposits in Poland. Thanks to multimedia and holograms they will move to the pioneers of the oil industry age and together with Ignacy Łukasiewicz they will learn about the distillation of crude oil. Preserved, nineteenth-century hand dug oil wells will show the bubbling „black gold” inside them. Only with us you can see crude oil in its natural state! The buildings of the old oil field will reveal old secrets and modern technologies will allow to meet and listen to 19th-century workers. On the route you will be able to get acquainted with the history of the oil industry from the moment of birth to modern times. The tour guide will familiarize you with the history of drilling, geology and geophysics. At the end, there is a multimedia gas room waiting for visitors, where they will learn how to search for, extract and distribute „blue fuel” – natural gas.
The average route includes:
I. Passage through the educational path (Boards, „What is oil”, „How oil was created”, „Products obtained from crude oil”, „Map
of mineral deposits in Poland”),
II. Visiting the oldest part of the oil field (memorial obelisk, „Franek” hand dug oil well, „Janina” hand dug oil well, hand operated
drilling rig, Canadian type drilling rig with a locomobile,
III. Visiting the exhibitions in the administrative building (multimedia and geological exhibition, petroleum lamps, Ignacy
IV. Visiting 19th-century workshop and smithy buildings,
V. Information about the „Bitków” drilling rig, pumping station and the geophysics sector,
VI. Information about rotary drilling rigs
VII. Visiting the exhibitions in main pavilion (mining, refinery and gas halls).
Three centuries of the oil field in Bóbrka (VISITING TIME ABOUT 4 HOURS – Necessary booking one week in advance). PLN 120
The longest of the tours is planned for enthusiasts of the history of the oil, refinery and gas industry. This is a route for knowledgeintensive
tourists who want to know not only the history of the Bóbrka oil field, but also drilling, geophysical and geological techniques. The route will include detailed information on the pioneer days of the mine’s creators. Visitors will also become acquainted with the history of polish oil associations, also in present times. Willing to you will be provided with possibility to see the refinery pavilion and the gas exhibition room. The development of drilling and oil extraction methods will be illustrated, not only by exhibits in the old oil field, but also tourists will get to know the sector of the 60’s oil field. The route will include multimedia exhibitions and holograms.
The long route includes:
I. Passage through the educational path (boards: „What is oil”, „How oil was created”, „Products obtained from
crude oil”, „Map of mineral deposits in Poland”),
II. Visiting the oldest part of the mine (obelisk, „Franek” and „Janina” hand dug oil wells, hand operated drilling rig,
Canadian drilling rig with a locomobile),
III. Visiting the Polish-Canadian drilling rig (drilling technique, history of petroleum associations),
IV. Visiting the CPN pavilion (former fuel station),
V. Visiting the exhibition in the so-called Łukasiewicz House (multimedia and geological exhibition, petroleum lamps,
Ignacy Łukasiewicz’s office)
Va. Visiting 19th-century workshop and forge buildings,
VI. Information about the „Bitków” drilling rig (presentation of the drilling method for the rope and the jig saw system),
VII. Visiting the sector – „Mine of the 1960s” (the process of purification and degazing of crude oil,
presentation of individual exhibits),
VIII. Information on SM rigs (presentation of individual exhibits with a description of tools on tooling ramps),
IX. Visiting the pumping treadmill and geophysics sector,
X. Information about rotary drills,
XI. Information on disasters and dangers during drilling (the blow out preventer of Karlino)
XIII. Visiting the exhibition pavilion (mining, refinery and gas halls).