Museum Zeitreise Mensch Industriearchaeologie
Museum Zeitreise Mensch Industriearchaeologie

Museum “People through Time”

An old residence in the centre of Cortaccia houses a museum, which offers a journey through 12,000 years of human history.

In the centre of Cortaccia, the Residence Orth is located, which oldest part dates back to the 14th century. It is an ancient granary, the rest of the residence received its present appearance around 1500 AD. In total there are four buildings which form the Residence Orth.

On the ground floor the award-winning museum "People through Time" - "Zeitreise Mensch" in German, "Uomo nel Tempo" in Italian - is located. How has man developed? How did the Stone Age hunters become modern men? Why did man become sedentary? How did our ancestors live? The museum "People through Time" answers these and many other questions and takes you on an exciting journey through 12,000 years. The selected exhibits and finds, more than 5,000 in total and all from South Tyrol, are completed by multimedia animations and functioning equipment.

The museum was opened in 1976 and is one of the oldest museums in South Tyrol. It was redesigned in 2006 and completely renovated in 2012, so that you can now interact with the various exhibits on your smartphone. And how to reach the museum "People through Time"? It is located in the centre of Cortaccia - there are parking facilities all around. The village is also easily accessible by public transport, for example from Termeno (bus no. 123).

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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€ 8.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 5.00 persons with disabilities
€ 4.00 children (7-14 years)
€ 4.00 school classes

free for children under 7 years

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The museum is accessible only during a guided tour: all year round, daily from 8 am to 8 pm (only by reservation, max. 10 persons).

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