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Lousal Mining Museum

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Lousal Mining Museum
Location Lousal - Antigas Minas
7570-006 AZINH BARROS S MAM SÁDÃO
District:Setúbal
County :Grândola
Parish:Azinheira dos Barros
Contacts Tel:269508160

Email:museumineiro@louzal.com

From 1900 to 1988, copper pyrites were extracted from Lousal mines, located between Canal Caveira and Ermidas do Sado. After the mines were closed, Frederic Velge Foundation was created, as a result of a partnership of the company that owns the mine and Grândola City Hall. The Foundation has a cultural, scientific and pedagogical project. Mining Museum intends to preserve the memory and the knowledge of generations of workers who excavated Lousal mines, converted nowadays in a sort of archaeological site. In the Mining Museum you can watch and learn how a mine works through the testimonies of the work, which was carried out here for decades. This museum is housed in the ancient mining facilities, actually the first one of this sort in Portugal. It was officially opened on may 20th 2001. You should especially draw your close attention to the work structures that were totally restored to welcome visitors: facilities, excavations, mine galleries and even the engines of the electric power station that used to supply not only the mine, but also local inhabitants.

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Responsable: Associação Portuguesa de Arqueologia Industrial

Services available: Auditorium with 60 seats. Lodging centre. Handicraft centre.

Visiting times: From 16:00 to 20:00.

Closing days: Mondays

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Lousal - Antigas Minas
7570-006 AZINH BARROS S MAM SÁDÃO
Distrito:Setúbal
County:Grândola
Parish:Azinheira dos Barros
Contactos Tel:269508160

Email:museumineiro@louzal.com

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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