The museum is located in the borough of Usiigliano di Lari. It is set up in the cellar of the Vecchia Fattoria Castelli, designed to promote the cultural heritage of rural civilization in the area.
It is divided into four sections: open air section, large cellar section, oil jar store section and oil mill section.
Visitors are introduced to the tools that were used in former times by local peasants. The museum offers a new way to live in contact with nature and to experience the past life of today’s elderly. The structure is managed by the Threshers’ Association of Usigliano, offering guided tours by appointment.
The Vecchia Fattoria Castelli houses also the permanent Exhibition of the Christmas Cribs from various countries, some of which of considerable size and enlivened by plays of light, introducing visitors to the many ways in which different artistic cultures have expressed the mystery of the Nativity