South Tyrolean Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum in Teodone near Brunico shows more than twenty South Tyrolean farmsteads in its open-air site.

The South Tyrolean Folklore Museum - “Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Volkskunde” in German, “Museo Provinciale degli Usi e Costumi” in Italian - is the oldest of the 10 Provincial Museums of South Tyrol, an entity that also comprises other museums such as the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum at Castel Tyrol or the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology with Oetzi. The centre of the museum is the Baroque Mair am Hof Residence with its lordly halls. Constructed between 1690 and 1700 by the Sternbach family, it hosts folklore collections on popular devotion and arts. Moreover there is an agricultural building, where you can see farming tools and vehicles.

Absolutely worth seeing is also the open-air site. More than 20 original farmsteads of different South Tyrolean valleys, built between the 15th and the 19th century, can be admired. The former way of life of the peasant population is illustrated in a highly impressive and agreeable manner. To the delight of children, on the meadows between the buildings domestic and farm animals have found a home. The open-air site offers also a wonderful panoramic view on Brunico with its castle and on Mt. Plan de Corones, a famous skiing and hiking area.

A visit to this museum is a worthwhile experience for young and old, certified also by the ADAC, the German Automobile Club. It declares the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum one of the most beautiful open-air museums of Europe. On a regular basis, there are also events taking place, involving kids making bread or discovering how wool is produced. And how to reach the museum? It can be found in the Via Herzog Diet road in Teodone (Dietenheim) and offers a parking space. The village can be reached from Brunico also by foot in a 20-minute walk or by city bus.

Opening hours: from April 22 to October 31, 2019
Apr 22 - July 31, 2019:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays and on bank holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2019:
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays and on bank holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm
Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2019:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays and on bank holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm

Admission:
7.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
5.30 Euros (schoolchildren and students from 14 years, seniors over 65)
family ticket available (14.00 Euros)
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 552087, volkskundemuseum@landesmuseen.it

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