Museums in Bolzano
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology documents the entire history of the province from the Palaeolithic age to the Carolingian epoch. The museum is well known especially for Ötzi, the Iceman, exhibited with all his clothing and equipment.
For Info please call: +39 0471 320100.
Since 24 November 2011 the Civic Museum in Bolzano has been displaying part of its collections in six rooms situated on the first floor and on the top floor turret. This temporary display, with viewing restrictions, is intended as a first step towards returning to the museum in its entirety to the city. Approximately 200 art works from the VIII to the XX century are displayed.
Via Cassa di Risparmio, 14 Tel. +39 0471 997960
Museum for Natural History
The palace, which houses the South Tyrol Museum of Natural History today, was formerly the administrative office building of Emperor Maximillian I. The variety of natural landscapes in Alto Adige, and in particular the origins of the Dolomites, are exhibited in an area of 100mq. The marine aquarium is the main attraction and the suggested itineraries are also particularly interesting.
For info please call +39 0471 412964.
Museion - Museum for modern and contemporary art
The building, designed by Architect's studio KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike of Berlin, is intended as a centre of contemporary culture and aims to take centre stage in the museum landscape in Italy. The museum exhibits young artists and pushes the boundaries of international mainstream art. At the same time Museion represents a point of reference for local art and endeavours to represent different art forms such as architecture, movies, performance or theatre.
For info please call +39 0471 223411
The museum is housed in the Mercantile Palace, already a centre of the prestigious Mercantile Magistrate, established in 1635. The museum chronicles the economic history of the city of Bolzano. The exhibits are in chronological order and show meeting rooms, the chancellor's room, and Hall of Honour with original furnishings, archive documents, objects of art and paintings.
For info please call +39 0471 945702
The Museo della Scuola is a historic recollection of over 150 years of teaching and schooling in Trentino and South Tyrol, in both Italian and German, with objects, books, exercise books and precious teaching and scientific instruments.
Opening hours 2015:
Every day with reservation
For info: tel. +39 0471 997581/588
Treasure of the Dome Museum
The museum houses a splendid collection of sacred artworks from the Baroque epoch in Alto Adige. As well as the precious liturgical robes and flags painted by famous artists, the museum stands out for its collection of stunning XVIII century goldsmith work.
For info please call +39 0471 978676
MMM Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
Firmian castle is clearly the centre stage of the extraordinary Mountain Museum project by mountaineer Reinhold Messner. The museum collection is exhibited in the turrets, rooms, and courtyards and offers the visitor a complete vision of the mountaineering world and the special relationship between man and mountain. Exhibits range from pictures, relics and natural objects that tell about this relationship, the link with religion, the greatness of the most famous peaks, and the history of mountaineering until modern day Alpine tourism. Each year the journey is enriched with a temporary exhibition.
For info please call +39 0471 631264
Permanent exposition within the Monument to Victory
BZ '18-'45. One monument, one city, two dictatorships. The exhibition, opened in July 2014, illustrates the history of the Monument to Victory, retracing the local historical events between the two world wars. Admission to the monument is free, as well as guided tours for school groups and groups of at least 10 people (by reservation - T. + 39 0471 095474).
Department of Culture - City of Bolzano
Via Portici/Laubengasse 30
Tel. +39 0471 997581 / 997582
Permanent exposition within the "Semirurali House"
Since May 2015, the "Semirurali House" in via Bari/Baristr. 11 has opened to the public with an exhibition dedicated to the history and the memory of the Don Bosco district.
Via Bari/baristr. 11 Bolzano/Bozen
Info: T. + 39 0471 997581 / 997582