Creation of the Non-for-Profit Organization Milos Mining Museum

Since April 2007, the Milos Mining Museum operates on a new, more flexible organizational and administrative basis as a Non-for-Profit Organization. This change is aimed both at maximizing the museum’s potential, and strengthening its educational role with its active participation in initiatives and activities of international scope, which promote the island’s cultural and tourist development.

The museum’s new organization will facilitate carrying out initiatives to introduce the inhabitants and numerous visitors of Milos to the island’s natural environment and mining activity, and demonstrate the contribution of its geology and mineral wealth to its development.

The Milos Mining Museum was founded by S&B Industrial Minerals in 1998, in order to display and honor the island’s mining history and tradition. Apart from the permanent collection of minerals and rocks, the museum also displays artefacts and audiovisual material that present the island’s unique geology and mining history, and the many everyday life uses of the minerals mined in Milos today. It also provides young visitors with the opportunity to learn more about Milos’s mineral wealth and its significance through specially designed educational activities and games.

The Milos Mining Museum is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions, with approximately 15,000 visitors yearly. It has been a member of the European Museum Forum since its foundation.

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