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Ultimo Valley Museum

A folklore museum in San Nicolò in the rear Val d’UItimo valley illustrates the farming way of life in the valley

Already the building in San Nicolò which houses the Ultimo Valley Museum - "Ultner Talmuseum in German", "Museo della Val d'Ultimo" in Italian - would have much to tell, as it has a long history. Built in 1827 as an elementary school, it was left as it was for a long period of time. In 1963 the museum was inaugurated, in 1969 the farm was relocated and re-established by the museum founder, Gottfried Oberthaler. The building site was liberally made available by the church. In 1973, the Ultimo Valley Museum could be reopened in its present site.

This folklore museum displays cultural assets and folk art handicrafts, craft items and documents in a total of seven showrooms. One room focuses on the biodiversity of the valley, others show movables, statues of saints and ancient items of daily use, providing an insight into the tough lives of farmers in former centuries. Among the exhibits, there are also particularities such as a walking boot of Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, whose summer health resort was Merano.

A visit to the Ultimo Valley Museum can be perfectly combined with a hike along the Ultimo Farm Trail. This amazing, 18 km long theme path takes you past ancient farmsteads, ideal for discovering the beauty of this area. Of course you can also choose a short section, e.g. from the Ultimo Valley Museum to the famous Ancient Larch Trees in the Val d'Ultimo. And how to reach the museum? It is located in San Nicolò, some parking spaces are available nearby. The bus stops along the state road down the street (line no. 245 Lana-Val d'Ultimo valley). With the ticket you may visit also to the Culten Documentation Centre, an archeological museum in Santa Valburga.

Contact info

Opening times

Possible short-term closures, we recommend to ask in advance: +39 0473 795387 / 428900.

  • Sat 25 May closed
  • Sun 26 May 14:30 - 17:30
  • Mon 27 May closed
  • Tue 28 May closed
  • Wed 29 May closed
  • Thu 30 May closed
  • Fri 31 May 14:30 - 17:30

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Spring 2024 (05/05/2024 - 18/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:30 - 17:30

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 14:30 - 17:30

Summer 2024 (19/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 14:30 - 17:30
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:30 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 27/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:30 - 17:30

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 3.00 students
€ 3.00 people with disabilities
€ 2.00 school classes

free for children under 6 years
free with the Val d'Ultimo Card

admission to the Culten Documentation Centre included

More information

Guided tours are offered on request every day.

The Ultimo Valley Museum stays open from early May to the end of October every Friday and Sunday afternoon, in summer also on Wednesday afternoon. Season start 2024 on May 5.

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