Massa Marittima

Mining Museum

Venue showcases art and history linked to local mining culture

Massa Marittima
The museum is housed in the fifteenth century Palazzetto delle Armi (Weapons Palace). It was completely remodeled in 2001 according to modern criteria and in accordance with educational purposes. This noteworthy museum showcases the mining culture that once characterized the Colline Metallifere hills, displaying objects used by local miners. Its interesting exhibitions spotlight the history of mining by featuring work tools, drawings, photographic materials, minerals, cartographic maps and archeological remains found in the Massa Marittima area from the Middle Ages to the present day. Since 2005, this museum has been home to an info-point help-desk sponsored by the Archeological and Technological Park of the Colline Metallifere Grossetane.

Opening hours: April to September – 3pm to 5.30pm; October to March – open for groups only, prior reservations.
€ 1.50 full price; € 1.00 reduced rates; cumulative ticket for the entire Museum System 15 €; reduced rates € 10.
Handicap access: no
Contact information:
Piazza Matteotti
Tel. 0566/902289
Massa Marittima
Lying on a panoramic hill, the historical town centre is enclosed by a very well preserved city wall
Lying on a panoramic hill, the historical town centre of Massa Marittima, enclosed within a well-preserved city wall, represents one of the most important urban and architectural complexes in Tuscany. ...