RS museum zeitreise mensch kurtatsch ansitz am orth
RS museum zeitreise mensch kurtatsch ansitz am orth

Museum “People through Time”

The museum in the historical “Am Orth” Residence in Cortaccia offers a journey through 12,000 years of human history.

Once across from the Stone Age to the recent past on an area of some hundred square metres, that's an adventurous journey. The museum "People through Time" makes it possible with a variety of objects which range from a 3,500 years old heavyweight copper smelter found on Mt. Favogna which was excavated with the surrounding terrain and brought to Cortaccia (Kurtatsch), and an old Fiat Topolino from the Forties. The museum was inaugurated back in 1976 - making it one of the oldest ones of South Tyrol - and was extensively renewed in 2012.

Housed by the historical "Am Orth" Residence, it offers today about 6,000 exhibits divided between several collections and various chambers. Vintage cars, wooden agricultural carriages and tools for beekeeper and fishermen can be admired in the outdoor area. In the old wine cellar and the vault there are archaeological finds, the establishment of the professions and a manual washing machine on display as well as tools for silk production and an original "Spinning Jenny", a milestone in the Industrial Revolution. The museum "People through Time" meets all standards for collection, preservation, research, exposure and mediation of information according to the ICOM definition.

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Opening times

  • Fri 07 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09 Oct 08:00 - 12:00
  • Mon 10 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 11 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 12 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 13 Oct 08:00 - 19:00

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Open on request (03/01/2022 - 11/30/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 12:00


€ 8.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 5.00 groups (more than 10 persons)
€ 5.00 people with disabilities
€ 4.00 children (7-14 years)

free for children under 7 years

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The museum is accessible only during a guided tour: Easter to All Saints every Friday at 10 am (without reservation, in German/Italian language). A guided tour on reservation is offered from March to November, Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sundays from 8 am till noon time.

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