A place dedicated to the importance of the sea

WhereCapoliveri - Via Palestro
How to get thereThe building is at the foot of Piazza Matteotti, and yu can reach it from the old via Palestro.
Contact detailsmuseodelmare.capoliveri@gmail.com - Tel. 0565  967029 / 393 9059583
Opening timesFrom June 20th to September 10th: 10.00 - 12.00 / 18.00 - 23.30
From September 11st to 30th: 10,00 - 13,00 / 10.00 - 13.00 /17.00 - 20.00
Prices€ 3,00 / reduced € 2,00 / free for children under 6 and the disabled
If you buy an all inclusive ticket for one of the three exhibitions (Sea Museum - Calamita Mines - Flamingo Theatre Cinema) you can visit the other two with a discount ticket.

The Sea Museum in Capoliveri was inaugurated in April 2014 inside the renovated building in via Palestro.

In the new area, dedicated to the importance of the sea around the island of Elba, you can see the exhibition of "The Polluce disaster - Shipwreck in Capoliveri", run by the Tuscan Superintendence of Archaeology and the Commune of Capoliveri. 

At the exhibition you have the chance to discover the various stages of thehistory of the Polluce steamboat and how they got its treasure back.

The Polluce sank on June 17th 1841 after it was rammed just off the coast of Capo Calvo.

After the accident, as it sank and while the passengers and crew were being saved, everything it was carrying sank too: the ship's papers, letters, the passengers' personal belongings, and all the goods on board.

After the Polluce had sunk, the shipowner, the famous Raffaele Rubattino tried in vain to get the precious treasure back.

At the start of the year 2000 attempts were made again on behalf of English treasure hunters who managed to find the wreck and get its treasure back . Fortunately they had to hand it over to the Italian authorities shortly before it was put up for auction on the English market. 

In the museum you can now admire themagnificent treasure that was on the ship, consisting of many small, everyday objects: tableware, cabin objects and general objects used on board.

But the real treasure from the Polluce is the hugeamount of gold and silver coins as well as beautiful beautiful gold jewellery, small porcelain statues and precious objects that belonged to the rich passengers on board.

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