Opening hours: Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.


Admission is free of charge. You can enjoy all the exhibitions hosted by the space.


We are open to receive you...

- Friday from 4 to 10 p.m.

- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

- Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


From Avenida de la Libertad in Ponferrada, take the first exit at the Bárcena del Río traffic circle and then turn left.

Green Fire

Millions of years ago, the mining basins were a vast forest of ferns, todeas and echisetum. Thanks to photosynthesis and cellular respiration, these plant species made up a veritable storehouse of energy that led to the discovery and exploitation of coal deposits last century. The old boiler room has been colonized by impressive specimens of trees and plants brought from Oceania. This symbiosis between industry and nature leaves us with a clear moral: without vegetation, human life on Earth is not possible.

Turn on La Térmica

Are you capable of starting up Compostilla II in 15 minutes? Take control of the control room with Virtual Reality glasses and a joystick in Turn on La Térmica. Get to know all the ins and outs of the power plant and discover the electricity generation process in an immersive 3D journey, from the arrival of the coal shipment to the inside of the cooling towers. Undoubtedly, an experience that will not leave you indifferent.

Connected. Energy and econscience

Connected. Energy and econcience reviews the relationship of Spanish society with energy over the last 50 years. The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) has brought together in this exhibition some of the institutional advertising campaigns launched first by the Center for Energy Studies (CEE) and then by its successor, the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), throughout its history. The exhibition also illustrates how the social perception of energy efficiency has evolved from mere savings to greater awareness of climate change.

Upcoming activities

Activities, Documentary

Sangre Minera': a documentary made by and for the miners of the Central Mountains of Leon.

19:30 - 21:00 / Anthracite Auditorium
Activities, Theater and cinema

Carpe Diem Teatro performs 'Lady Violet', the classic by John Bantry

19:30 - 21:20 / Anthracite Auditorium


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