Schulmuseum
Schulmuseum

Bolzano School Museum

In the district of Rencio the smallest museum of Bolzano is located: the School Museum in the historic Lamplhaus

The Lamplhaus in the district of Rencio-Santa Maddalena is a building steeped in history and also known as Könighof or Residence Windegg. It was built from the 16th to the 17th century in the Oltradige style. Between 1885 and 1928, this late Renaissance building was the seat of the old school of Rencio. In 2010 it was renovated by the town of Bolzano: Five years later, the Bolzano School Museum - "Schulmuseum Bozen" in German, "Museo della Scuola di Bolzano" in Italian - was opened here, which tells the story of the development of school education in South Tyrol.

In the museum you can see an old classroom from 1885, reading boards, schoolbooks and prepared animals as teaching aids. A separate room is dedicated to gymnastics lessons in those days. It documents in a unique way the German and Italian school history in South Tyrol, which also includes the catacomb schools and the Alpine school home on Mt. San Vigilio near Lana for Jewish pupils. All this is complemented by modern interactive touchscreens and games, as well as sculptures of the artist Willy Verginer. Today the Lamplhaus is a listed building.

Already in 1995, the first School Museum of its kind in Italy was set up on the 3rd floor of today's Dante School in the Via Cassa di Risparmio in Bolzano. Today, in addition to the one in Bolzano, there is also a School Museum in Tagusa, a hamlet near Castelrotto, about 32 km away. And how to reach the Bolzano School Museum? In Rencio there are some (few) parking possibilities, otherwise the city bus no. 8 will take you there. From the city centre it is a 20-minute walk.

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Opening times

  • Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14 Apr 15:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 15 Apr closed
  • Tue 16 Apr closed
  • Wed 17 Apr closed
  • Thu 18 Apr closed
  • Fri 19 Apr closed

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Spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 15:00 - 18:00

Summer start 2024 (08/06/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 - open only on request (06/07/2024 - 25/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

Admission

free admission

More information

For groups of 6 and more persons, the Bolzano School Museum stays open also outside the opening hours. Guided tours on request by writing at prenotazionimusei@comune.bolzano.it.

It stays open on Saturdays and Sundays all year round, in July and August only on reservation.

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