Tours of the Museum and underground tours will be subject to new national regulations against the spread of COVID-19.


For guided tours in English or French advance booking is required. Please click on BOOK NOW any time of the day or phone us at +39 0781 62727 during ticket office opening hours.

Guided tours of the underground areas take place in small goups to respect social distancing (1-metre distance); our guides have a microphone. Tours of the exhibition area take place without a guide, but always in compliance with social-distancing measures (1-metre minimum distance). Access to the Museum is allowed only to people wearing protective masks (visitors should wear masks without valves).

Underground guided tours schedule:

Until 20 June: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.15am – 11.30am – 12.45pm – 02.45pm – 04.00pm – 05.15pm

From 21 June to 20 September: every day, 10.15am – 11.30am – 12.45pm – 03.00pm – 04.30pm – 05.45pm

COVID-19: rules for visitors

Access to the Museum is allowed only to people wearing protective masks – children under 6 excluded (visitors should wear masks without valves).

From August 6th 2021 all visitors (aged 12 and over) need their EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent COVID-19 health certificate (Green Pass) and a valid identity document to access the Museum. — Dès le 6 août 2021 entrée au musée sur présentation obligatoire du pass sanitaire (certificat COVID numérique de l’UE) et d’un document d’identité pour tous les visiteurs à partir de 12 ans. Reste obligatoire le port du masque à partir de 6 ans et le respect des gestes barrières et de distanciation sociale.

To access the ticket office, the café area and the bookshop, visitors are also required to use a hand sanitizer (available inside). Several hand hygiene stations have been installed within the museum complex.

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.


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. 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

The Museum is open all day. Advance booking is required for the underground tour.


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.


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.



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.


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.

Museum only

Reduced price: € 4.00 Museum only


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

Sardinia mines