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The South Tyrolean museums invite you to discover the cultural variety of South Tyrol


On a rainy day a museum visit is the right thing to do in order to learn much about the history, traditions and culture of South Tyrol


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The Tschötscherhof Farmstead Museum in St. Oswald
A contemporary exhibition of long-gone days, witnessing the extremely religious and harsh, hard-working life on the farmsteads of old.
Entrance fee: voluntary offer in favour of the South Tyrol Farmers Emergency Help Fund.
Open daily - closed on Wednesdays - Guided tours available

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Parish Museum
The Parish Museum of Fiè in the Michael Chapel on the church square shows sacred art objects from the churches and chapels of the municipality.
The tours take place every Friday from June to October, at 11 am.

City Museum
Located at the southern district of the city, the museum shelters various collections that are housed in the premises of the former Capuchin monastery. The most significant part of the museum is without doubt the famous Loreto treasure. The rich treasure of parochial and religious objects, pictures and other art pieces comes largely from workshops of Spanish and Italian artists from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Opening hours: April to the end of August, Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 12 am / 4 to 7 pm, August to early November, Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 to 12 am / 3:30 - 6:00 pm

The museum "De Gherdeina" in Ortisei
Das Val Gardena Museum is located in the "Cesa di Ladins", the house of the Ladin language and culture. During a tour the visitor gets a vivid impression in the nature and culture of Val Gardena.
Opening hours: June Tuesday and Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Thursday from 10 to 12 am, July and August every day except Saturday from 10 to 12 am / 2 to 6 pm

City Museum
Opened in 1905, it guards the most artistic and historical collections of its kind in South Tyrol: Precious art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, Romanesque Madonnas and crucifixes, gothic winged altars and gothic rooms with original folk costumes and masks.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 8 pm

South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology - "Ötzi" The Iceman
The South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano is located in the Old Town and documents the entire history of the country, from the Paleolithic to the Carolingian period. The museum is world known for it houses the Iceman "Ötzi" and his original associated finds.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm

Museum of Nature South Tyrol
In the Museum of Nature South Tyrol, visitors experience the diversity of the South Tyrolean landscape. The museum is also popular for its interesting exhibitions.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

The Museion was founded in 1987 and shows changing exhibitions and actions in public space, works of modern and contemporary artists.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm

Mercantile Museum
The museum on the economic history of Bolzano is located in the Mercantile building. The tour leads to the meeting room, the Chancellor's room, the honor hall with historic paintings and objects of art.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
The "MMM Firmian" at Castle Sigmundskron is based on Reinhold Messner's idea to create a meeting point for "man-mountain". Besides the history of the castle, first mentioned in 945 and shown in the "white tower" of South Tyrol, in the various exhibitions Reinhold Messner presents the mountains and Alps in art and painting, as well as stories about mountains and mountain people all around the world.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday closed

Bee Museum
The Museum Plattner Bienenhof is a unique experience for all who enjoy nature and rural culture. Here you will discover collections of old bee hives and boxes of bees, of bee slings and honey presses, of various beekeepers tool and special exhibits pieces, all originals from South Tyrol.