18km

Total length

2km

Visitable

8-10

Temperature in °C

90%

Humidity

ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT MINES IN LOMBARDIA

The hidden treasures of Dossena

Visiting the Mines in Dossena, in the core of the Brembana Valley, is like living a real adventure in the past. Covering the galleries with the helmet on your head and a flashlight in your hand, you can’t help but imagine the miners who used to work here for days, without ever seeing the sunlight.

The itinerary goes through natural caves and artificial galleries, following the ancient rails of the mine carriages, which were used to carry the materials, tunnels dug in the rock, ventilation chimneys, rusty carriages, a small underground lake that disappears from sight swallowed by the abyss.

A guided tour in safety

You will take on the itineraries in total safety thanks to the equipment provided by the organisation. You will have the opportunity to have a closer look at the ancient working tools, with the help of a guide who will narrate the origins and history of the mines, the minerals present and the extraction techniques, following you step by step throughout the journey. An unforgettable adventure to discover the history and beauty of our mines!

Accessible even in bad weather. Remember to wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear.

THE KINGDOM OF THE MINERS OF DOSSENA

Discover the history and the beauty of our mines

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

The Museum of the Mines of Dossena

The museum part of the Dossena mines is located in the external buildings, which were restored in 2020 thanks to a ministerial project.
In the hall of the current reception point, there were changing rooms and a small canteen. The adjoining room (now the multimedia room) housed the mining office with the cartographic archive, while the central room (the current exhibition room) housed the materials and equipment.
The workshop room, equipped with a forge, and the compressor room are now museum and memorial spaces.
A second building housed the electrical cabin and the room for the battery locomotive, which was used to pull the wagons up to the cable car station.

Also accessible in case of bad weather.

THE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN DOSSENA

Machines, equipment, everyday life

VISITING THE MINES AND THE MUSEUM

Details and accessibility

Caratteristiche e sicurezza

  • Access: Paglio/Pignolino Locality

  • Duration: about 75 minutes

  • Reservation: compulsory

  • Minimum age: none

  • Accessibility: the mine is only partially accessible to the disabled (level zero)

  • Weather: also accessible in case of bad weather

  • What to wear: warm clothing and appropriate footwear

  • Price: 12.00 euro

INFO AND RESERVATION