Gherdeina Local Heritage Museum

The Museum Gherdëina offers an interesting journey across the history of the highly particular Val Gardena.

The Museum Gherdëina in the centre of Ortisei deals with several issues. 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. Beside you can admire four centuries of woodcarving in Val Gardena. In the long winter period in this region, people used to pursue this tradition. Exhibited are mundane sculptures of the 17th - 19th century, cribs and sacred statuaries.

Together with the department dedicated to local artistic painters of the 19th and 20th century, artistry in the valley is illustrated in an impressive manner. Distinctive is also the Lenten veil of the 17th century of the St Jacob Church or the over-dimensional cross of the summit of the Sëurasas, masterpiece of the local sculptor Vinzenz Peristi (1909 - 1943).

But the Gherdeina Local Heritage Museum takes you back earlier in time, as in the Val Gardena also jewellery, tools and weapons of the Stone and Ice Age have been discovered. Worth mentioning is above all the “Bronze Dagger of Balèst”. Your museum visit can be concluded in the section dedicated to the Dolomites, as these mountains have been added to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites. Inextricably linked with the Dolomites is Luis Trenker (1892 - 1990), famous mountain pioneer, actor and director.

Summer opening hours:
from May 21 to June 30, 2017:
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm
closed on Saturdays and Sundays
from July 1 to August 31, 2017:
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
closed on Sundays
from September 1 to October 10, 2017:
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm
closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Winter opening hours:
from December 1 to 23, 2017:
from Wednesday to Saturday from 2 to 6 pm
closed from Sunday to Tuesday
from December 26, 2017, to January 8, 2018:
daily from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm
from January 9 to March 31, 2018:
from Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 6 pm
closed on weekends and on Mondays
closed on Christmas (Dec 24 & 25), New Year’s Eve and New Year

7.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 8 years
2.50 Euros (schoolchildren, students), 5.50 Euros (seniors over 60)
family ticket available
reduction with the Kulturpass
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0471 797554,

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