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Museo del Carbone

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Address: Grande Miniera di Serbariu, Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0781 670591
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Outstanding site, interesting museum, well-prepared guide

The site is amazing, it is advisable to walk around before visiting the museum (in the summer, preferably not at the hottest hours of the day). The guide in the museum was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is amazing, it is advisable to walk around before visiting the museum (in the summer, preferably not at the hottest hours of the day). The guide in the museum was very good, and so were the explanatory materials too. Texts are in Italian and English, the guide also spoke French. There is also a bar/restaurant next to the... More 

Thank Marcos1985it
south wales
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Our guide was brilliant and the visit was so very interesting even though we come from the home of mines in south wales but it was fascinating and well worth a visit

Thank salv
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum one Sunday afternoon, it was fascinating. Not only is there an exhibition showing the history of mining in the area, but you also get to travel over 900 metres along mine shafts to see what it was like. The tour guide was excellent and knew her stuff, well worth a visit if you... More 

1 Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

This is not only a mining museum where you can visit a (reconstructed) coal mine, but also a beautiful industrial site, a wonderful building and an interesting exposition on the history of Carbonia.

1 Thank JeroenMuris
Monserrato, Sardegna, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The museum is fantastic and I suggest the underground visit. You can see the real life of sardinian miners in '40 and '50.

Thank Matteo S
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Particularly appreciated the "underground experience", even from a mine worker point of view. As it is often the case in Sardinia, driving directions up to parking & museum entrance are just NOT-EXISTING, you nearly need to be escorted through the vast converted old mining area to get to the ticket office

Thank Andrea F
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

A very interesting and informative few hours can be enjoyed at the Carbonia Museum of Mining. The information takes you from the mid 1930's where manual mining (picks and shovels) was used through to modern day practices, as used throughout the world. Throw in important Italian political history during the run up to World War II and the mixture of... More 

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Cheswardine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I visited Carbonia in mid-February. My reason for visiting was to go to the mining museum at the “Great Mine of Serbariu” which included a trip underground! It was not easy to find the entrance, but eventually I arrived at the mine, which was like a ghost town! It seemed that it was just as it had been left when... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

The museum gives a fascinating insight into the development of Carbonia and the rise & fall of the coal mining industry in the area. The staff are excellent, helpful and very well informed. The modest entry fee includes an underground visit to the mine where you can see the very difficult working conditions and the various methods of extracting the... More 

2 Thank C4HVT
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

It doesn't matter if coal mine is not your thing, because this place is really worth a visit! It's not easy to find it, but when you do, you won't be disappointed! The whole history of Serbariu mine, Carbonia city, how Mussolini contributed to it and everything about carbon, mining and working conditions there. All displays are in English and... More 

1 Thank Zuikiai

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