MUM Luigi Celleri Mineral Museum

The Mineral and Gemmological Museum in San Piero in Campo is open since 2013, in Campo commun on Elba, and covers two floors of the former elementary school building, renovated to be able to house the precious stones.

The Museum is named after Luigi Celleri (1828-1900), San Piero citizen, who devoted his life to the mineral research on the Western side of Elba Island, working with Raffaello Foresi first, and later under Giorgio Roster e Bista Toscanelli, who had bught the license to dig into the pegmatitic rocks in that area.

Later on, Luigi Celleri was in charge of mineral research for Pilade Del Buono, in order to issue the mineral Museum in the Demidoff Galleria, by la Villa napoleonica di San Martino in

On the first floor there is the exhibition area, divided into two big areas, including a functional space for projections and audiovisual teaching. All along the corridors there are information panels that explain more about history and minerals.

The exhibition part consists of 12 shrines. In the museum there are old minerals coming from Campo on Elba, iron minerals borrowed from the Mineral Park in Rio Marina, and an exposition of the Elban rocks where most of minerals are dug from.
One more exhibition place shows the gems, offered by many private donors’ collections, among others by Professor Federico Pezzotta, superintender of Mineral Museum in Milan.

Information about Museum and Opening Hours

Opening Hours

From 15th March to 15th  April: 15:00/19:00; closed on Monday

From 16th April to 31st May: 11:30/13:30 - 14:30/18:30; closed on Monday

From 1st June to 15th September: 12:00/18:30 -21:00/23:00

From 16th September to 2nd November: 11:30/13:30 - 14:30/18:30; closed on Monday

During the rest of the year, journeys and tour to the museum are on 


For booking, journeys and questions about special openings:

Tel: (+39)393.8040990 - 

 Price Entrance ticket MUM: € 3,00 
Location and How to get here

Loc. San Piero in Campo
Starting from Marina di Campo, follow the traffic signs to San Piero, once you get to the town, go towards Piazza Belvedere and San Niccolò Church and the museum is next to the old church. We suggest to park the car and keep walking through the typical old town and the church square.

Suggested journeys in the area:

Guided tour to the Museum
Tour sto the granitic caves still active
Journeys to mineral sites in San Piero
Journeys in the nature
Trekking with Somareria

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