The Museum is the result of the transformation of an ancient mine quarry for construction material in which three tunnels were used as a refuge during the Second World War. In 1980 the galleries were set up by miners who realistically reproduced the internal environment of a mine. The museum path winds for about 700 meters, through secondary and main tunnels where different types of reinforcements are visible, supporting the vaults, with the documentation of the different mineral extraction techniques. There are also numerous work tools, machinery and wagons still in use until a few years ago. The museum itinerary is accessible only with the accompaniment of a guide, provided for in the admission ticket price. At the museum, home to one of the gates of the National Park of the Metallifere Hills of Grosseto, it is also possible to book excursions and guided tours to places of geo-mining interest.
At the museum only guided tours are made at fixed times
You’ll see the different types of vault supports that Massa Marittima’s miners used, the ways in which they extracted the stone and minerals, and the tools, machinery and wagons they used throughout the decades.
Guides will explain the background of the mine and the miners’ way of life.