Parco Museo Minerario

Parco Museo Minerario, Abbadia San Salvatore: Hours, Address, Parco Museo Minerario Reviews: 4.5/5

Parco Museo Minerario
4.5
09:30 - 12:30, 15:30 - 18:30
Monday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Thursday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Friday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Saturday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
Sunday
09:30 - 12:30
15:30 - 18:30
About
MULTIMEDIAL MUSEUM "THE PLACES OF MERCURY" The multimedial museum is a project designed by a group of italian artists known at international level. This exhibition, organized in the evocative spaces of the Ex-Officina Meccanica (the former mechanical workshop) represents a site of emotion and awesomeness. DOCUMENTARY MUSEUM "CLOCK TOWER" The Clock Tower hosts the museum and the archive of the former firm that was running the mining exploitation: the Mt. Amiata Company. Originally, part of the Tower was the core of the factory where the buildings containing the Cermak-Spirek furnaces were located UNDERGROUND PATH "DIDACTIC GALLERY LEVEL VII" After concluding the visit to the Multimedial Museum, it is possible to get on the miners' wagon and travel 250 m in a tunnel, where some working setting, including tools and machineries are reconstructed, along with the excavation front. The train route depicts some significant moments of mine work
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Howard D
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Exploring Industrial Archeology and Advances in Technology at Parco Museo Minerario
May 2018 • Friends
As a geologist with experience in mining, I was fascinated with the story told about mining methods from the early 1800s to the present and the changes in technology. The Museum captured these topics so well and showed how the mines operated through a series of stations in a simulated mine on the surface. It was very realistic and was described by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The Museum galleries had many exhibits that explored the daily life of miners and their families. I feel this is a "must-see" stop in a beautiful part of Tuscany. More than likely this mining centre had a Nova Scotia, Canada connection. The output of the mine was cinnabar, the ore of mercury. Nova Scotia gold mines required a lot of mercury to separate the gold and this mining region probably supplied much of the mercury. At present expect, most of the exhibits and animation to be in Italian. This may change in the future with more use of English. I highly recommend this museum: it is a treasure! Howard Donohoe, PhD, P.Geo.
Written 3 July 2018
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vetcla
Syracuse, Italy49 contributions
Interesting, well-designed and excellently guided
May 2018 • Friends
I took here a couple of Canadian friends, knowing that, as a geologist, he would be very interested in visiting an old Italian mine and all the machinery etc. I was not expecting such a modern, well-designed and informative experience - it was at the same time very interesting and a lot of fun for all three of us, thanks also to our very passionate guide. I highly recommend it!
Written 9 May 2018
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rocrat
Tucson, AZ7 contributions
Interesting museum, worth a half day
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a well curated museum on the local history of mining mercury. It is certainly worth a half day but I would devote more time than that.
Written 11 July 2017
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Thombo648
Viterbo, Italy26 contributions
Great stop, appealing to all ages and interests.
May 2017 • Couples
This museum is operated in such a way as to create a learning environment and interest in everyone who sees it. This was a stop my husband wanted to make but I didn't think it would have much to offer me but I was totally wrong. The information is presented in the most creative ways and allows you a step into a world most people could never even imagine. The tour covers all aspects of the mining experience including those of the miners families and community. It covers a period of eighty plus years and offers a view into all those different times. Our tour guide Massimo, a decedent of the original miners, was willing to share an insight to the mines history that would be difficult to find in a book. He was very informative and clearly also totally interested in his subject and able to share and convey his own enthusiasm.
Written 19 May 2017
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Ross M
Limerick, Ireland63 contributions
Really interesting
May 2015 • Family
So the deal is that you get to go on a four hour tour of a working mine. The only catch is that need to plan on the four hours in advance AND need to bring warm clothes with you. It can be 38 degrees outside and 4 in the mine. Plan in advance and you likely will love it!
Written 11 August 2015
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Daniel K
Aarhus, Denmark3 contributions
Bike rental in Abbadia San Salvatore
Jul 2014 • Friends
We didn't see the mining museum, but it's possible to rent mountain bikes at the museum for 9 €/day. From the museum to the top of Mount Amiata you can choose between normal road (about 8 km) or several mountain bike tours in the forest.
Written 16 July 2014
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Parco Museo Minerario is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:30 - 12:30
  • Sun - Sat 15:30 - 18:30