Museum Gherdëina - Val Gardena Museum

A museum in Ortisei offers an interesting journey across the history of the highly particular Val Gardena valley

The Museum Gherdëina in Ortisei, as the Gherdeina Local Heritage Museum - "Museum Gröden" in German, "Museo della Val Gardena" in Italian - is called in Ladin language, has been focused since 1960 on the history of the Ladin speaking Dolomite area. The exhibition has since been expanded twice, and offers now seven sections: Wooden Toys, Wood Carvings, Paintings, Unique exhibits, Archeology, Dolomites and Luis Trenker. One of the main attractions is a collection of wooden toys of the valley, collected before 1940. Ancient rocking horses and puppets like gold dust take you on a journey back to the childhood of former times.

Three other sections are dedicated to local artistic painters of the 19th and 20th century, to unique exhibits such as the Lenten veil of the St. Jacob Church (1620/30) and the rare sanguines of Bierjun dating back to 1490 AD, as well as to archeologic findings of the Val Gardena valley. Beside you can admire four centuries of woodcarving in the Val Gardena valley. Exhibited are mundane sculptures of the 17th - 19th century, cribs and sacred statuaries. In the long winter period in this region, people used to pursue this tradition, which is world-famous by now. So in the neighbouring Santa Cristina Valgardena you can also visit the world's largest hand-carved nativity scene.

Your visit can be concluded in the sections dedicated to the Dolomites, and to Luis Trenker (1892 - 1990), famous mountain pioneer, actor and director born in the Val Gardena. And how to reach the museum? It can be found in the Ladin House, the Cësa di Ladins, in the centre of Ortisei. Outside the centre there are parking possibilities - the bus stops at the Piazza San Antonio square.

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Opening times

  • Sun 26 May closed
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May closed
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Jun closed

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Spring start 2024 (01/03/2024 - 28/03/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Spring closure 2024 (29/03/2024 - 14/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Spring 2024 (15/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Special closure 2024 (29/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (only in case of bad weather) (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 12:30

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn closure 2024 (14/10/2024 - 05/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 seniors 65+
€ 6.00 groups (12 and more persons)
€ 6.00 people with disabilities
€ 2.50 students (up to 26 years)

€ 16.00 family ticket

€ 15.00 annual ticket (per person)

free for children and young people under 18 years

€ 70.00 guided tour for groups (up to 25 persons)

More information

For groups, the Val Gardena Museum is accessible on request also outside the opening hours. Programs for children and students (primary and secondary school) on request.

The Museum Gherdëina stays open in summer and in winter, summer season start 2024 on May 15. On August 15 (Feast of the Assumption) the museum is open only in case of bad weather.

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