Archaeologiemuseum Bozen
Archaeologiemuseum Bozen

South Tyrol Museum of Archeology

Oetzi, the Iceman and probably the most famous citizens of South Tyrol, can be admired in the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology

At the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology - "Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum" in German, "Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige" in Italian - you can see one of the most famous and most important mummies of the world: Oetzi, the Iceman. In 1991, a partly revealed and partly ice-covered human body was found by a couple from Nuremberg (Germany) at the Similaun Glacier in the Oetztal Alps. The place of recovery is located at more than 3,000 m a.s.l., only 92.55 m away from the Austrian border on Italian territory. After decades of research we know now that Oetzi, 1.58 m tall, lived around 3300 BC and was fatally injured by an arrow when he was about 46 years old.

Oetzi is conserved in a separate chamber boasting a temperature of -6 degrees C and a relative humidity of 98%. A small window enables to catch a glimpse. Here you can learn more about his life, the clothing made of organic materials and his equipment. A decade ago, the exhibition was extended to cover three floors: It includes information about his discovery, the circumstances of his life and research findings as well as stories, questions and curious facts about the mummy.

The museum in the old town of Bolzano, inaugurated in 1998, is one of the Provincial Museums of South Tyrol, an entity that also comprises other museums such as the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum at Tyrol Castle. In addition, the archeoParc, an outdoor museum 60 km away in the Val Senales, shows you how Oetzi the Iceman lived. And how to reach the Museum of Archeology? It is located opposite the Municipal Museum at the beginning of the pedestrian area in the town centre. On the other side of the Talvera Bridge, at Piazza Vittoria square, there’s a parking space (subject to charge). Only a few steps from the museum the urban bus lines stop.

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Opening times

  • Sun 21 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 22 Apr closed
  • Tue 23 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 10:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (19/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

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

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

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

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 13.00 adults
€ 10.00 groups (more than 20 people)
€ 10.00 students (under 27 years)
€ 10.00 apprentices
€ 10.00 seniors 65+
€ 10.00 people with disabilities
€ 3.00 school classes (per student)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumcard and museumobil Card

€ 26.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
€ 13.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 16 years)

€ 4.00 guided tour for more than 15 persons (per person)
€ 60.00 guided tour for up to 15 persons (flat rate)
€ 4.00 audio guide rental

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Ticket reservation recommended: iceman.it/en/last-minute-reservation. The Museum of Archeology stays open all year round, closed on Mondays (except in December, July and August).

The museum library is open by appointment (biblio@iceman.it) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 3 pm, on Saturdays from 9.30 am to noon time.

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