Milos Mining Museum, Adamantas

Museum in Milos

A well-curated museum with tools and minerals, and a documentary screening, it explains the island's reliance on mining since ancient times.

The exterior and the main entrance of the Mining Museum of Adamantas on the island of Milos.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Mining Museum of Milos is inextricably linked to the history of the island, since the mining activity began on Milos already from the Neolithic era around 8000 BC.

Due to the volcanic origin of the island, the soil of Milos has a unique mineral wealth and over the centuries the extraction and trade of various ores, such as sulfur, kaolin, alunite, tracheitis, etc., has developed significantly.


What does the Mining Museum of Milos want to depict?

The Mining Museum of Milos started its operation in 1998 in Adamantas, in a two-storey building. The main axis of the exhibits describes the mine workers and their contribution to the mining activity. This is achieved through numerous photographs, videos, and information about the mining activity. At the same time, illustrations of modern mines are presented.

What are the exhibits of the Mining Museum of Milos?

The museum's exhibits highlights the mineral wealth of Milos, with interesting samples of minerals and information for their uses. Among the main ores of the island are:

  • Perlite
  • Kaolin
  • Bentonite
  • Varitis
  • Manganese
  • Sulfur
  • Obsidian
  • Gypsum

The Museum includes halls with video projection rooms where the visitor can see videos related to the exhibits of the museum, an event room, as well as a room available for educational programs, exhibitions, etc.

About Milos Mining Museum, Adamantas

Last updated: 30 Apr 2021

Telephone(s) (+30) 22870 22481
address Adamantas, Milos, 848 00, Greece
nearby transportation
Entrance Fees
General 5 EUR
Reduced 3 EUR
Audio tour +2 EUR