Elba Island Mining Park
Elba Island Mining Park
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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GriGio91
Sarzana, Italy1,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
If you have children, they will really enjoy this tour showing old mines architecture and the resources of this island. It's done by a little train, it takes not so much time and it's cheap. Shop is containing some nice souvenirs.
Written March 11, 2015
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Posie23Nottingham
Gunnerside, UK83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Rio Marina is a lovely little town on the North East of the island. We visited on market day (Monday) which was great as lots of stalls to explore. Nice shady playground too. Recommend driving through the town and parking in the free car park on the right (about 5-10 mins walk back). Go to the museum and buy your train ticket for the mining tour (two trips in the morning then again at 4.30pm and 6pm). You get on the little train which takes you up through the surrounding hills. When you get to the top, the kids are given a hammer and a bag - they can then dig away and keep whatever they find. Ours absolutely loved it despite getting a bit filthy - loads of shiny rocks to take home. Museum is worth a look too.
Written August 13, 2015
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Andrea N
26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Better to book one day in advance. You can visit a small museum in Rio Marina centre. Interesting but without explanations or guides. Then a train brings you up to the mountain, close to the city. Nice view and interesting audio guide. On the top of the mountain the most exciting activity: with a hammer and a bag you can search for minerals. Nice experience. I was expecting to go inside some tunnel, like the one visible in the museum, but all the visit is outside. No guides on the train. The train driver gives some explanation.
Written July 28, 2014
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Pollux P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We read on internet that we could do a hike around the mines with a starting point from the museum. At the museum we were told that it was not allowed to do it on your own. You can only walk in the park with a guide, but that day there were no possibility to book a visit. At the end we only visited the museum, which is of no interest. Better spend the day somewhere else. We did not see anything of the mines.
Written August 26, 2022
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Peter H
Zurich, Switzerland352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Yeah Minerals. HOWEVER take the train ride and get a ride through amazing nature and spectacular views! Which in it self is great, but best is, the stop on the top and you get handed tools to do some mining yourself AND keep the stones. Very nice and extremely informative. We had a great time. Afterwards get a fantastic Gelato almost next door of the Museum.
Written May 22, 2014
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karlsund
Munich, Germany12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We visited this musem in Rio Marina, not much big, but with manz interesting stones. There is a lot of variety. Nice to see
Written May 24, 2019
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GuidoPondwatcher
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
The museum is much more interesting than the train trip. Better for children than for adults. Rather expensive.
Written October 6, 2017
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TomSvora
Prague, Czech Republic12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Perfect place to take little kids! Trip by small train guide in English without any doubts and the nature was amazing :-)
Written July 5, 2017
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Rupert B
Pieve Fosciana, Italy134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
After arriving at 0945, things obviously busy due to being August. Got a place on a train your at 1300. So walked around rio marina. Back at 1230 to find train was late due to flat tyre. Then drove up in train with lack of info and poor audio guide. At top no info at all when dropped off, just took a hammer without anyone saying anything and no even what we could find. Hammered for 30 min .. Then train had a flat battery and waited more until bus came to take us back down ... Paying all we did in family of 4 to be driven up a hill and down again with little or no information at all... Just to hit a few rocks with hammers. No guides to explain what we were to find or did find from the left over dumps of material ... A glorified Dotto train to the top of the hill just to come down again... Back at after 1500.after being in rio marina at 0945. A waste of a day... Easier to walk around capoliveri and other places and get a better experience for free ...
Written August 31, 2016
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Enrico
Biella, Italy697 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A little difficult to find the ticket office which is directly in the museum... the tour starts from the port and arrives at the mines with suggestive passages through vegetation. The stop allows you to take some souvenir stones with a pickaxe provided. The visit to the museum is very informative.
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Written August 12, 2023
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