Museo dei Minerali della Gente di Rio


Useful Information

Location: In Passo della Pietà, Rio nell'Elba.
Open: APR to SEP Tue, Thu 10-13, 17-19:30, Sun 10:30-12:30.
[2020]
Fee: Adults EUR 5, Reduced EUR 3.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum
Light: electric.
Dimension: Ar=60m²
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility:
Bibliography:
Address: Museo dei Minerali della Gente di Rio, Passo della Pietà, 57039 Rio nell'Elba LI, Tel: +39-0565-939294, Fax: +39-0565-943021.
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History

2002 museum opened.

Description

The Museo dei Minerali della Gente di Rio was opened by former miners of the village who donated their minerals, hence the name museum of the people of Rio nell'Elba. Beneath the mineral collection with more than 200 samples there are some exhibits about the work and daily life of the miners. The exhibition is a photographic-didactic route of the main mining sites. The museum is part of the Parco Minerario project and operated by volunteers.