RS bozen stadtmuseum museocivico bolzano
RS bozen stadtmuseum museocivico bolzano

Bolzano Municipal Museum

The Bolzano city library and the Bolzano Municipal Museum, South Tyrol’s oldest museum, provides plenty of information about art and history of arts.

The Bolzano Municipal Museum has been inaugurated in 1905. This institution saved archaeological findings, documents, objects and pieces of art from destruction and preserved it for oncoming generations. Moreover the association taking care of the museum organised further special exhibitions and cultural events which have favourably been received by its visitors. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city administration decided to construct a building for the museum in Via Cassa di Risparmio. Since then the city museum collects items and objects that are interesting for the city and surroundings from an artistic and historical point of view.

The items, however, date back to Medieval times but also come from present times. Findings from recent times particularly regard the field of archaeology and ethnography. In 2003, the museum was closed for modifications but parts of it were made accessible again at the end of 2011. You can visit the temporary exhibitions on the ground floor as well as museum collections of private property in the tower and on the first floor.

Along with the museum, a library was founded. The documents date back up to the year 1882 and represent complementary components in the studies of art history, archaeology and history of local arts and folk arts. One of the collections also dates back to the 15th and 16th century. The collection comprises more than 27,000 volumes.

Opening hours:
- Tuesdays - Sundays from 10 am - 6 pm
- Closed on Mondays
- Closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January, 1st

Further information:
phone +39 0471 997960

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