Meran Frauenmuseum
Meran Frauenmuseum

Merano Women’s Museum

The focus of the Women’s Museum in the spa town of Merano, called Museia, is set on the female way of looking at things.

The Merano Women's Museum - "Frauenmuseum Meran" in German, "Museo delle Donne Merano" in Italian - was brought into being in 1988 by Evelyn Ortner (1944 - 1997), born in Vorarlberg in Austria. She was a passionate collector and called her museum "The little museum for dress and trumpery". Today, of double size and collection, it is a tourist attraction in Merano. Also on an international scale, the Women's Museum is recognized and manages the coordination of the Women's Museums network worldwide. The museum mainly aims at raising awareness for the history of women as well as for equal opportunities and current women's issues.

By means of clothes and fashion trends, accessories and items of everyday life, the Women's Museum illustrates the history of women and describes women's lives from almost forgotten eras up to the present day. It makes you experience how the corset forced women into a role, and how the mini skirt revolutionised the ideals of women, how women went skiing with wafting skirts and who used to wear the trousers. The permanent collection is arranged as shopping street with vitrines. In the hall for special exhibitions, there are female-specific exhibitions from home and abroad that for example enlarge upon woman's ideals, roles and women's figures. There are also different cultural events and a specialist library.

In 2011 the Women's Museum changed residence from the Arcades of Merano to the former convent of Poor Clares on the Piazza del Grano square. In this only Mediaeval women's monastery of Merano, the two upper floors were adapted to the needs of the museum, with barrier-free access. And how to reach the Merano Women's Museum? It can be found in the Via Mainardo road, right behind the building there's a large parking space (subject to charge). Nearby there's a bus stop, the train station can be reached in a 10-minute walk.

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Opening times

  • Sun 29 Jan closed
  • Mon 30 Jan 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 31 Jan 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 01 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 02 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 03 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 04 Feb 10:00 - 12:30

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Winter 2023 (01/09/2023 - 04/01/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun closed

Spring 2023 (04/03/2023 - 06/10/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun closed

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) closed

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2023 (06/12/2023 - 09/09/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/11/2023 - 11/30/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.50 adults (with guest card)
€ 4.50 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 4.50 seniors 65+
€ 4.50 students

free for children under 10 years
free for people with disabilities

€ 5.00 admission with guided tour (school classes)
€ 8.00 admission with guided tour (min. 7 persons)

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Guided tours on request also outside the opening hours. Barrier-free access.

The Merano Women's Museum stays open all year round.

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