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Advance Booking is required (click the BOOK NOW button on our website or call us at +39 0781 62727 Tue-Sun 10am-6pm)

Underground guided tours schedule:

IT monday to sunday 10.15am – 11.30am – 12.15pm – 3.00pm – 4.30pm

→ Please book in advance your guided tour in English on our website or by phone +39 0781 62727.

→ Visite guidée en Français sur réservation en ligne ou par téléphone au +39 0781 62727.



Guided tours of the underground areas take place in small goups to respect social distancing; our guides have a microphone. Tours of the exhibition area take place without a guide.

Face masks are strongly recommended during guided tours and when social distancing is not possible.

For underground tours visitors are required to use (as was the case before the emergency) disposable caps; helmets are always sanitised after each use.


Credit card, Mobile Payment, cash –

N.B. Please note that the museum is not equipped with a cloakroom, therefore visitors are asked to keep their coats, bags, backpacks, etc. with them during the visit. For the same reason, the museum does not provide a luggage storage service for your suitcases and other travel bags, which are not allowed inside during the visit.

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From 21 June to 20 September: every day from 10:00am to 07:00pm
Ticket office closes at 6.00pm

From 21 September to 20 June:Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm Ticket office closes at 5.00pm. Closed on Mondays (business days), Christmas and New Year’s Day. On 24 and 31 December open from 10.00am to 01.00pm
Ticket office closes at 5pm. Closed on Mondays (business days), Christmas and New Year. On 24 and 31 December open from 10.00am to 01.00pm


Advance booking required

Please book in advance your guided tour in English or French on our website or by phone +39 0781 62727.

Visite guidée en Français sur réservation en ligne ou par téléphone au +39 0781 62727.

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As part of your visit, you will take a tour of the underground areas, the winch room and the lamp room, which houses a permanent exhibition on the history of coal, the mine and the town of Carbonia. As for the underground tour and the winch room, we only offer guided tours; a guided tour lasts about an hour and is available in Italian, English and French. The lamp room and any temporary exhibitions are self-guided tours.

The underground area is partially accessible to people with disabilities, who have free access to museum areas.

Tips for visiting our museum: the Museo del Carbone includes both indoor, outdoor and underground areas. Therefore, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sports shoes, or even hiking shoes.

N.B. Dogs and other pets are allowed inside the lamp room (on a leash and with a muzzle or inside pet carriers), but not in the underground area.

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This ticket includes a guided underground tour and entrance to the museum

Full price ticket: € 8.00

Reduced-price ticket: € 6.00

Reduced-price tickets are available to:

– individual visitors aged between 6 and 12 years and over 65

– groups and school groups (see details in the next paragraph)

– Carta Giovani holders
– Giovani Euro<26 (European Youth) card holders
– TCI membership card holders
– ACI membership and SYC! (Show your card!) holders
– Sardinia CRAL membership card holders
– ASSOCARD card holders
– Other membership card holders

Children under 6 years: free admission.


Museum only

Reduced price: € 4.00 Museum only



Pass (Biglietto Unico): € 15.00
Valid for 60 days a pass gives you free access (one visit) to the following historic sites and museums in Carbonia: Museo del Carbone, “E.A. Martel” Paleontological Museum, Monte Sirai Archaeological Park, Villa Sulcis Archaeological Museum.

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The museum is available for visits all year round, with advance reservation and according to the museum opening hours. Guided tours last about 1 hour.

Different tours are available according to the specific level of education (primary, middle or high schools, universities, specialist schools), as well as workshops and specific educational activities in collaboration with the schools. ⇒Activities for schools

Reduced-price tickets are available as follows:

– groups of at least 25 people:€ 6.00
– school groups: € 5.00

1 free ticket every 25 people

School groups:
2 Free tickets per class of students (for teachers)

Activities for schools. Prices
Guided tours, workshops and activities for schools – Museo del Carbone

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