From the close collaboration between the Municipality of Portoferraio and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, and in order to pursue common values linked to the peculiarities of the territory, the Nat-Lab museum has been set up on the first floor of the English fort since 2019, a naturalistic laboratory that houses and preserves the entomological, zoological and botanical collections of the Tuscan Archipelago. It is a small museum that preserves collections of specimens from the Tuscan Islands and an educational center equipped to enhance the environmental heritage of our territory. The museum was born from the will of the citizen Leonardo Forbicioni to create a home for all naturalists who study, preserve and love the extraordinary environmental heritage present in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, a territory that has also obtained the prestigious recognition as a Biosphere Reserve, under the UNESCO MaB Program.
The visit to the museum is an engaging multimedia journey. All the rooms of the museum are equipped with tablets, positioned in the center of the rooms, which allow you to learn more about each species present through in-depth studies, descriptions, photos and audio of the verses of the specimens on display. The museum also has an APP for Android and Apple that allows you to discover all the specimens on display at the museum thanks to the detailed description, photos, video and audio: NatLab.