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"Terre di Toscana" Consortium

"Terre di Toscana" Consortium / Consorzio Terre di Toscana

Cultural Route
  • European Route of Industrial Heritage
Country
  • Italy
Member Category
  • Museum
  • Tourism Stakeholder
  • Heritage Site
Member Status
Network
Year of Accession to Membership
N/D
Contact Details
Piazzale Rossaro, 2
IT-53021 Abbadia San Salvatore

Tel: +39 035 0577 778 324
Website: www.terre-di-toscana.com
Email: info[at]terreditoscana.net

Parco Museo Minerario di Abbadia San Salvatore (Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum)
Via Suor Gemma, 5
IT-53021 Abbadia San Salvatore

Tel: +39 0577 778 324
Website: www2.comune.abbadia.siena.it/parcomuseo
Email: parcomuseo[at]comune.abbadia.siena.it
Contact Person
N/D
Main Town/Region
Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena, Tuscany)
Site Town/Region
Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena, Tuscany)
Main GPS Location
42.882563, 11.665533
Site GPS Location
42.883147, 11.664928
UNESCO World Heritage List
N/D
European Heritage Label
N/D
Other Heritage Labels
N/D
Description
The mercury mine was active in Abbadia San Salvatore from 1899 to the mid-70s of the 20th century, and was one of the major resources of this mineral in the world. The Museum offers three routes: the multimedia route “Mercury’s places” leading into the former workshop building (“Ex Officina Meccanica”) and highlighting the mining culture of Mount Amiata; the didactic underground route “Tunnel level VII” presenting a typical mining tunnel, where representative workplaces of six mining phases and the coalfaces with cinnabar are reproduced using old machines and tools; the historical “Clock Tower” housing the museum about the mining park.
The Museum is managed by the “Terre di Toscana” Consortium.
The Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum is an Individual Site of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
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