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Interpretative Centre of Tresminas

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: The Interpretive Centre of Tresminas was established to celebrate the legacy of Roman Mining Complex of Tresminas and to share knowledge of the ancient mining practices used in the area. The Interpretative Centre is a collaborative project where national and European financial support programmes, partnerships between the municipality and local associations, as well as research and educational centres bring in their expertise in funding the construction and maintenance of the site, management of the daily activities, and producing knowledge of ancient mining activities in Tresminas.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The legacy of the Roman Mining Complex of Tresminas dates back thousands of years. The mining complex was classified as Public Interest Property in 1997 and some components of the mining zone as Public Interest Monument in 2012. The Interpretative Centre of Tresminas was established at the site in 2014 allowing visitors to learn about the ancient mining techniques and the long history of gold mining in the area. The museum complex consists of indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: Establishment of the Interpretative Centre is a way to share knowledge of the mining legacy in the area of Tresminas. It also has a wider scope; restoration of buildings and conservation of archaeological findings in the area. Local educational centres are involved in the activities of the Centre and the Mining Complex, and research activities are conducted at the site as well.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target group of the practice are local and regional authorities.

Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Public policy
Report / document
Learning relevance
Case study
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Planning beyond the mine life
Shared vision partnerships
Cultural heritage and FPIC