The main exhibition is a multimedia journey to times of ancient metallurgists with a centre point of the museum which are relics of slag-pits furnaces found in an archeological excavation site called Nowa Słupia nr 2.
The visitor is led through the exhibition by voice of a lector and lights. In some cases or on request from a group of visitors it may be possible to walk trough the museum with a real guide.
In 3D cinema during a movie “Genesis of Iron” we are introduced to the world of iron, from the cosmic beginning of this element to mineralisation of rock layers found in Rudki underground mine situated few kilometers from Nowa Słupia. Another room displays the history of black metallurgy and examples how early civilizations produced, used and distributed iron-made artifacts.
In the next chamber we learn about two worlds that continually permeated with each other through the course of history – barbarian one, responsible for creating 2000 years ago in today’s swietokrzyskie voivodeship a huge iron production site. And the world of Ancient Rome, the empire that back then ruled over a vast area of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Above a real archaeological site with 45 relics of ancient slags a second 3D movie tells the story of this very place. From prehistory, through times when the Przeworsk culture people builded charcoal piles, wood piles to roast iron ore and the slag-pit furnaces, to the discovery of those slags by archaeologists in XXth century. Another room shows iron smelting process and comparison between different types of ancient iron furnaces and the ways they operated: a disposable slag-pit furnace, erected by metallurgists from świętokrzyski region and the one raised by Romans - reusable furnace found in today’s France.
The last part of the main exhibition is a film that summarizes knowlegde about ancient black metallurgy with the help of multimedia tables.