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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The museum "People through Time" will reopen in March 2022 for the summer season.

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