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Foiana Farm Life Museum

The Museum of Farm Life in Foiana in the Merano area shows evidence of the peasant everyday life in the 18th and 19th century

Not so long ago, technology didn't offer as much support as it does today and the lives of farmers were arduous and meagre. The Foiana Farm Life Museum (Bauernmuseum Völlan) has made it its business to document those times with a multitude of tools, implements and objects from everyday farm life in the 18th and 19th century. In the Seventies, Horst Giessner from Munich, the local guardian Karl Frei and the local priest P. Rudolf Lantschner, who provided the premises in Foiana, realised their idea of a local museum.

It was opened in 1977 in an outbuilding of the parsonage, which originally housed a wooden hut, laundry room, pigsty and oven. Today the Farm Life Museum is run by the Foiana Museum Association. It is divided into two floors, on the ground floor there are four rooms: a farmhouse parlour with a chest of drawers from the Val di Non (1862), a room with tools and baskets, another room with rakes as well as a mill room with a mill from Auna di Sopra on the Renon.

On the upper floor, however, you can admire everything that has to do with spinning and weaving. And how to reach the museum? It is located on the outskirts of the village and offers a small car park. Foiana can be reached from Lana in 10 minutes by city bus 214. You may also combine a visit to a hike on the Foiana Chestnut Trail which starts and ends in the surroundings of the museum.

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Opening times

  • Wed 24 Jul closed
  • Thu 25 Jul closed
  • Fri 26 Jul 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 27 Jul closed
  • Sun 28 Jul closed
  • Mon 29 Jul closed
  • Tue 30 Jul 15:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (30/04/2024 - 07/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 15:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (11/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 15:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

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

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 29/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 15:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

free admission

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The Foiana Farm Life Museum stays open from the end of April to the end of October every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Season start 2024 on April 30.

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