It´s a center dedicated to the memory and Mining culture of Almadén. In its rooms we find The Video Word of Miner and content dedicated to the life of miners. The organization of work in the mine, types of work and functions. Anthropological aspects of work and social life in the mine. The material culture and lifestyle of the Almadén mining families.
The center seeks to generate a state of awareness and knowledge through audiovisuals installations, elements of material culture, recreations and historical photography. Through questions and proposals, from the testimonies of the protagonists of the work in the Almadén mines and their families, the visitor can create their own understanding of the reality of these people and their way of life. But, in addition, the space seeks to generate reflection and foster a critical attitude regarding the lifestyle of our society, delving, from the messages and installations, into issues such as social values, the circular economy, organization and role of the family and women, the role and organization work in the Almadén mine and society, and other topics that allow us to understand, in a significant and critical way, the Almadén mines.
The Mine Workshop exhibition hall is located in the old automotive workshop of the mine. It´s a space almost 1000 square meters of pure industrial architecture, oriented to the exhibition and artistic creation.
This space main mission is to host temporary exhibitions of a diverse genre but focused on the theme of mining, industrial and cultural heritage in general associated. However, its use and programming is not intended to be restrictive, so its use can be dedicated to purely artistic exhibitions or of another nature.
The schedule is established every six months and can be consulted in the area of events and exhibitions.
The Almadén Mining Park is a set of complementary facilities and experiences:
Visitor recepcion center
Exhibitions, store and restaurant
Visitable underground mine
With interpretative recreations
San Rafael miners’ hospital
Built in 1755, it houses: Historical Archives, Exhibition Spaces, Miners’ Hospital, Forced Prison, Regional Heritage
Mining interpretation center
Audiovisuals, mockups and interactive experiments
Espacios tematizados: Antiguos talleres, Castillete del pozo de San Aquilino, Castillete del San Teodoro.
Magnificent landscapes with a big variety of fauna, flora and geology