We are about ten impatient residents of Vaxholm who have long been amazed that the mine’s fantastic history has not yet been taken advantage of. For us, it is obvious that this place should be able to invite the general public on a journey back to the time when Sweden was a major power in chemical research.
Our work has so far focused on making the open pit available, and spreading knowledge about the mine. A staircase has therefore been built up the slope, and this summer a number of informative signs were put up in the terrain (in collaboration with Vaxholm municipality and the Fortifications Agency).
In the long term, however, the association has the ambition to, through the formation of a foundation, take over the mining area.
For us, it goes without saying that the site should be able to accommodate a museum building complete with a seminar hall, available for guest lectures. There will be an ambitious café (a popular meeting point for the Resarö Islanders?) which will also be able to offer lunch and dinner for booked groups. Other activities related to the mine should also be able to be accommodated in the area, for example in the currently unused deep shaft where researchers of various disciplines like to seek out.