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Museo della Miniera

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Via Filippo Corridoni, +39 0566 902289, Massa Marittima Italy
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Gordon W wrote a review Dec 2019
Broken Hill, Australia1,574 contributions188 helpful votes
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In June 2019, we visited this excellent museum of mining, which is built on the site of a former quarry, and tunnels which were used as shelters during WW2. In 1980, the tunnels were set up by miners to realistically recreate the internal environment of a mine. This museum is the result of that work. The underground museum is only accessible with a guide, but audio tours are available in a range of languages. The English language audio was excellent. For the first time, we saw and were given detailed explanations of the different types of structures used to support mine roofs and different mineral extraction techniques. The museum runs for about 700 metres in length, through secondary and main tunnels, and the tour lasts about one hour. The tour times vary according to the time of year, and are listed on the museum's website. The tour cost 5 Euros for an adult, which we thought excellent value. Hard hats are provided, and sensible shoes would be a good idea!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Nataliia Kucher wrote a review Aug 2017
Lviv, Ukraine525 contributions53 helpful votes
Massa Marittima is an ancient city with many museums bust the most famous one is the Museum of Minery. The entrance costs 5 Euro and it includes guided tour that starts every hour. If you don't speak Italian, you may have audioguide in English, Russian, French or Spanish. Also, you may ask for the protective helmet especially if you are high person (above 1.80). There are many corridors in old minery, where different type of equipment is presented. You may take photos of everything but the time of excursion is limited ( around 30 minutes) so you will have to hurry up. Every piece of exhibition has its number and you may listen to the coresponding audio information. If you want to buy some sovenirs - do it at the very beginning because the entranse and the exit are situated in the different sides of the ex-minery)
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from ilmiogolfo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo della Miniera
Responded 25 Aug 2017
Dear visitor, Thank you for the visit to our mining museum one of the oldest in Italy, was founded in 1980, explained the operation of the Museum which is open all year long. Thanks for your review
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mjrg59 wrote a review May 2016
Iowa City, Iowa1,117 contributions475 helpful votes
Traverse the tunnels to see the machinery that served the mining industry in its hey day, all placed here by former miners.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Response from ilmiogolfo, Responsabile reception at Museo della Miniera
Responded 31 May 2016
Grazie molte del suo apprezzamento nei confronti del nostro museo.
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BobC558 wrote a review Apr 2016
New York City, New York319 contributions228 helpful votes
This was an interesting tour/museum. You are given earphones and a control but you also have a guide leading you though. The problem was that our guide wanted to go to lunch so before we could finish listening to what the audio-guide was telling us, she was moving on to the next area, but, it was still interesting.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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Response from ilmiogolfo, Responsabile reception at Museo della Miniera
Responded 20 May 2016
Dear guest , I am very sorry to have thought that the guide was in a hurry . Simply , after indicating a stop , you move to the next . You have all the time you want to listen to the explanation . You'll want to be our guest at next vacation
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Stephane C wrote a review Aug 2014
Werchter, Belgium16 contributions9 helpful votes
This museum is build in old mines. It is interesting if you are into minerals or mining history. For the casual visitor I found it to be quite boring. The guided visit is in Italian only. For non-Italians you can get a virtual guide in English, French or German.
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Date of experience: August 2014
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Response from ilmiogolfo, Responsabile reception at Museo della Miniera
Responded 10 Mar 2015
Il nostro museo è nato proprio per raccontare come si svolgevano le operazioni di estrazione del minerale nelle nostre miniere delle Colline Metallifere per cui, pur cercando di farle capire a tutti i visitatori, talvolta è necessario utilizzare termini tecnici, gli stessi che si possono ritrovare anche nei libri di mineralogia. Le visite guidate, proprio per questo, sono effettuate in italiano dalle nostre operatrici e nelle altre lingue abbiamo in dotazione di audio guide, che abbiamo potenziato, inserendo anche russo, polacco e spagnolo oltre che tedesco, inglese e francese.
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