Museum of Marble Quarrying

Carrara is one of Europe’s principal sources of marble, and since Roman times its quarries have supplied materials for buildings and memorials in many countries. The principal workings appear from the coast as a glistening white range of peaks. The history of the marble industry is comprehensively displayed in the museum in the town, opened in 1982, and visitors can take guided tours of the quarries, that vary from three hours to a day, and incorporate displays of sculpture and other marble products, a museum quarry and parts of the ferrovia marmifera, the railway built in 1890 to convey marble from the workings to the coast.

Museum of Marble Quarrying
Museo del Marmo
Viale XX Settembre, 85
54 033 Carrara
+39 (0) 585 - 845746