Permanent Mining Civilization Exhibit
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The museum is located in the heart of the historical city center on Via Garibaldi. For museums of this kind, it represents a small gem that showcases the history of mining and miners in Piazza Armerina and surrounding the area. In 1903 a group of miners from Piazza Armerina founded the Sulfur Miners League and purchased the local museum. The members, who now are all elderly, chose to set up a permanent exhibition of mining civilization. Everything was provided by what they had kept in their homes, including equipment such as helmets, acetylene lamps and several crystals of the mineral that provided a higher income than many families could receive by farming, but that was often the cause of terrible respiratory diseases. This collection is especially interesting since visitors can listen to the live voice of those who were involved. The stories and photographs (donated by the Floristella-Grottocalda Park) of workers and children forced to work in inhumane conditions are presented next to the exhibit of beautiful crystals not only from the Floristella mine but also from other mines in Sicily, South Africa, Brazil, India and Morocco. This little museum full of history is definitely worth visiting.

 

 

Via Garibaldi, 27/29 – 94015 Piazza Armerina
Open from Monday to Sunday from 4,00 pm to 7,30 pm. In the morning, open only after phone reservation to Lega Zolfatai – phone 3883466180

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! The museum is located in the heart of the historical city center on Via Garibaldi. For museums of this kind, it represents a small gem that showcases the history of mining and miners in Piazza Armerina and surrounding the area. In 1903 a group of miners from Piazza Armerina founded the Sulfur Miners League and purchased the local museum. The members, who now are all elderly, chose to set up a permanent exhibition of mining civilization. Everything was provided by what they had kept in their homes, including equipment such as helmets, acetylene lamps and several crystals of the mineral that provided a higher income than many families could receive by farming, but that was often the cause of terrible respiratory diseases. This collection is especially interesting since visitors can listen to the live voice of those who were involved. The stories and photographs (donated by the Floristella-Grottocalda Park) of workers and children forced to work in inhumane conditions are presented next to the exhibit of beautiful crystals not only from the Floristella mine but also from other mines in Sicily, South Africa, Brazil, India and Morocco. This little museum full of history is definitely worth visiting.     Via Garibaldi, 27/29 – 94015 Piazza Armerina Open from Monday to Sunday from 4,00 pm to 7,30 pm. In the morning, open only after phone reservation to Lega Zolfatai – phone 3883466180    

 

 


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