Museo del ferro e della ghisa
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The Museum of Iron and Cast Iron

Spotlighting Follonica’s iron industry

Follonica
The museum is hosted in a building constructed in 1496, which was once used as a mill. Its mission is to spotlight Follonica’s iron industry and the expertise of its founding masters. Visitors to the museum can view Etruscan artifacts, including an original oven and see various archaeological, industrial or artistic objects from the nineteenth century, such as wooden models and cast-iron works produced in Follonica’s foundries.
The exhibit was created when myriad wooden models and artistic fusions were salvaged from the Ilva complex in 1970, before the foundry’s machinery was removed and demolished. Since October 2005, the museum has served as a gateway to the Technological and Archaeological Park of the Colline Metallifere. It acts as an information point for tourists and its goal is to promote visits of the territory and preserve the historical and industrial traditions of the city of Follonica. This museum is part of Grosseto’s provincial museum system known as ‘Musei di Maremma’.

Opening hours: winter – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4.30pm to 7pm; summer – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 10.30pm
Admission: free
Handicap access: partial
Contact information:
Comprensorio ILVA
FOLLONICA (GROSSETO)
Tel. 0566/59006 0566/59001
E-mail: museo@comune.follonica.gr.it
www.comune.follonica.gr.it./museo
Follonica
Set in a breathtaking gulf in a crystal clear sea
Follonica is located at the center of the gulf of the same name, between the promontory of Piombino and Punta Ala, near the island of Elba. It was already famous for working and casting iron in ancient times. The name Follonica derives from the word ‘fulloni’, the antique bellows used for furnaces. ...
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