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 for centuries was the center of the city’s social and economic life.
Inside the Mining Institute Museum, you can see machines that were already used in mines at the end of the 1800s, as well as approximately 400 meters of educational galleries built by the institute’s students starting from 1934.
The entire museum collection consists of nearly 3800 mineralogical, petrographic, and fossil specimens from around the world, enriched by a collection of about a hundred archaeological artifacts from mining activities dating back to the Nuragic, Phoenician-Punic, Roman, Pisan medieval, and Aragonese periods.
The Civic Museums Tour can be combined with the Historical Center Tour.