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 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 on 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 Santa Geltrude. 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 245 Lana - Val d'Ultimo valley).

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Opening times

  • Mon 26 Sep closed
  • Tue 27 Sep closed
  • Wed 28 Sep 10:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 29 Sep closed
  • Fri 30 Sep 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Oct closed
  • Sun 02 Oct 15:00 - 17:00

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Open on request (04/06/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 15:00 - 17:00


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

admission to the Culten Documentation Centre in Santa Valburga included

More information

The museum stays open from spring to autumn on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Please give a call beforehand: +39 0473 795387 (closings at short notice possible)!

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