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 village, 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).

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Opening times

reservation needed

  • Fri 12 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 13 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 14 Apr 08:00 - 12:00
  • Mon 15 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 16 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 17 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 18 Apr 08:00 - 19:00

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Guided tours - spring 2024 (01/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 12:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 08:00 - 12:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:00 - 12:00

Guided tours - summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 12:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Guided tours - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 12:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Admission

admission with guided tour:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 5.00 people with disabilities
€ 4.00 children (7-14 years)

free for children under 7 years

More information

The museum is accessible only during a guided tour: The tours are offered every year from early March to the end of November daily from 8 am to 7 pm, on Sundays from 8 am till noon time.

Furthermore, from Easter to early November every Friday at 10 am a guided tour without reservation takes place (in German language). Season start 2024 on the 1st of March resp. April 5.

New special exhibition "without measure" on measures and units from March 22 to December 23, 2024 (accessible on reservation or every Friday at 10 am without reservation).

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