Museums

Due to its ancient origins, Massa Marittima is a place where history, art and culture mix together, offering an incredible variety of possibilities for the people who visit the area.
The Museum Network of Massa Marittima was born to protect these origins and at the same time to let everyone discover and enjoy its beauties.
The museums you will be able to visit are:

  • San Pietro all’Orto (Museum of Sacral Art)
  • the Mining Museum
  • the Chandelier Tower
  • the Archeological Museum (under restauration)
  • the Old Carpenter’s Shop (open on request)
  • the Museum of Mining Art and History (in transfer for the creation of the new museum center “Subterraneo”)

and two private museums:

  • Marine World Aquarium in Valpiana
  • the Museum of Ancient Mechanical Organs 
12 November 2016

Archeological Museum

It is inside the medieval Lord’s Residence, in Piazza Garibaldi. The museum is organized in two main sections. The prehistorical one on the ground floor shows […]
13 November 2016

San Pietro all’Orto Museum

The building used to be the Convent of San Pietro all’Orto, in Cittanuova, next to Sant’Agostino Church. The museum hosts pieces of art such as sculptures, […]
17 October 2016

The Mining Museum

It is only 5 minutes away from the city centre. It was originally a travertine cave and then converted into a museum once the mining activity […]
12 October 2016

Candeliere Tower (Clock Tower)

This imposing tower and its sienese Fortress stand in the upper part of the medieval city centre, called Cittanuova. The tower was built in 1228 by […]
13 November 2016

Museum of Mining Art and History

The museum was born in 1984 and it is complementary with the Mining Museum: it deepens some aspects of the mining activity concerning the area around […]
15 October 2016

Museum of Ancient Mechanical Organs “Santa Cecilia”

“I have visited many muséums in my life, but none is like this one ! Many unique antique organs are displayed in the museum such as […]
15 October 2016

Aquarium Marine World and Explora Dinosaurs

It is both a centre of marine environmental education and the headquarter of the Shark Studies Centre, that undertakes research studies in South Africa and in […]
13 November 2016

Old Carpenter’s Shop

It is in a small lane in the city centre that connects Piazza Garibaldi to the medieval neighborhood of Borgo. It reproduces a traditional carpenter studio, […]
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