A leap back in time to a past of work and fatigue, partly forgotten and now recovered. The mining site of Serbariu, a district of Carbonia, an extensive deposit from 1937 to 1964, characterized the economy and the society of the Sulcis subregion and represented a vital energy resource for Italy. The coal basin had an extension of 33 hectares, nine extraction wells and one hundred kilometres of tunnels (that reach 179 metres in depth). Workers from all over Italy were recruited to extract coal: 16 thousand miners resided in Carbonia, which was built in 1938 to accommodate them. Today, after recovery work, it has become the Coal Museum and was reopened to the public in 2006. The restructured complex, which perfectly represents the world of mining, will lead you through life during those years. In the lamp room, you will get to know the history of mining and of the town, through the precious collection of mining lamps, work tools, objects used in everyday life, photographs, documents, films from the period and video-interviews.