Culten
Culten

Culten Documentation Centre

The archeological museum in the Val d’Ultimo valley is dedicated to the prehistory and ancient history

On the church hill of Santa Valburga, a new museum has been opened in 2018. Beside the Ultimo Valley Museum and the lahnersäge National Park House, it is the third one to enrich the local cultural offer of Ultimo. The Culten Documentation Centre is housed in an ancient farmhouse from the 15th century. Its farm building has been removed and rebuilt 50 metres further on.

During the works, not only objects from the 15th century have been found, but also the oldest know South Tyrolean examples of Watten Cards. Culten, dedicated to the prehistory and ancient history, shows the lifestyle of the people in that period and their relation to the valley. Archaeological findings confirm the information. It consists of three areas: the centre itself with the replica of a sacrificial altar and a mystic underground region, the F'Hochhaus Farm where special exhibitions are held on a regular basis, and the outdoor area with traditional crops.

Already in the Bronze Age (2,200 until 800 BC) and Iron Age (750 BC until 500 AD), the valley was settled, some traces have been preserved until today. To one of them, the Museum Culten is dedicated: It is a settlement of the Bronze and Iron Age (1400 until 600 BC), that changed into a burnt offerings site in the 6th century BC. And how to reach it? It is located on the church hill, along the road from the village centre of Santa Valburga to the church. At the beginning of the road, there's a parking space, from there it's a 10-minute walk to the Culten Documentation Centre.

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Opening times

  • Thu 30 May closed
  • Fri 31 May closed
  • Sat 01 Jun 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 02 Jun 14:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 03 Jun closed
  • Tue 04 Jun closed
  • Wed 05 Jun closed

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Spring 2024 (13/04/2024 - 20/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

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) 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (21/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 16:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

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

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 27/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 3.00 students
€ 3.00 people with disabilities
€ 2.00 school classes

€ 2.00 guided tour (per person)

free for children under 6 years
free with the Val d'Ultimo Card

admission to the Ultimo Valley Museum in San Nicolò included

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The Culten Documentation Centre stays open from mid-April to the end of October every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, in summer also on Fridays. Season start 2024 on April 13.

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