Civic Museums of Iglesias

CIVIC MUSEUMS TOUR The Civic Museums tour includes visits to two museums: the Mining Art Museum and the Mineralogy Museum, both located in the Mining Institute Museum. These museums aim to preserve and showcase all the tools that in the past allowed miners to master the rock, becoming the creators of a mining culture that […]

Municipal Historical Archive

The Municipal Historical Archive is located on Via delle Carceri in the former district jail, built in 1794 and now a place of study. Inside it is kept the oldest existing document concerning the city: the “Breve di Villa di Chiesa”. This is the statute of Villa di Chiesa, the ancient name of the city […]

Diocesan Museum

The Diocesan Museum of Iglesias is located in the basement of the apse area of the Cathedral of Santa Chiara and opened in November 2013. The museum houses artifacts related to the history of the cathedral and liturgical objects from its Treasure, which are exhibited alternately with other thematically studied collections. The museum has periodically […]

Mining Institute Museum

The Museo Istituto Minerario (Mining Institute Museum) includes two museums: the Museo dell’Arte Mineraria (Mining Art Museum) and the Museo di Mineralogia (Mineralogy Museum). In 1998, some “mining men” created the Museo dell’Arte Mineraria. The aim was to preserve and show many of the things that allowed the miner to dominate the rock and, by […]

Ignoto Militi Museum

Housed in the headquarters of the Associazione Combattenti e Reduci (Combatants and Veterans Association), which was inaugurated in 1938, the museum showcases objects and materials from the First and Second World Wars, as well as combat and everyday life items used by the Fanti di Iglesias, spread across two floors of the museum. The exhibition […]

Costume and Traditions Museum

The Costume and Traditions Museum of Iglesias was inaugurated in 2019 thanks to the ethnographic and anthropological heritage collected and preserved for years by the master Priola, owned by him and acquired through donations from families in Iglesias. The museum preserves costumes, jewelry, and household items from the past. In the ground floor room, visitors […]