Parco Museo Minerario
Mining Park Museum Abbadia San Salvatore è You can visit the mines from which it was extracted mercury from 1899 to 1972 and deepen the events related to the development and’ evolution of one of the più important mineral deposits in the world, in the heart of Monte Amiata.The exhibition is divided into three spaces: the Torre dell’ clock, with the documentary museum; l’ former workshop, with multimedia and interactive course designed by Studio Azzurro and opened in 2016; and finally the Galleria Level VII, where are recreated five zones that reproduce the excavation fronts and the various stages of processing in a’ highly evocative atmosphere. The Museum retraces the historical events and human miners, accompanying the visitor in the discovery as living and working men that every day descended into the depthsà the earth and the mine have consumed their health and their youthù ;. This incredible human storyè illustrated by the’ exhibition of work tools and clothing d’ era, but also through a gallery of portraits with old photos of the inhabitants of Abbey, former miners, families and groups of workers. The collection also shows the different minerals extracted in the Amiata area, the excavation systems of the ore and the different conception of mercury over time: from product alchemical world strategic resource. After visiting the Museumè You can take a fascinating journey inside the mountain, climbing on the wagon of the miners and along 250 meters underground, in the gallery where they rebuilt some work environments, accompanied by tools and machinery. The course explores some particularly significant moments of the mine work and illustrates the’ evolution of the different systems of work, starting from the Twenties to the Fifties.