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Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum

In Curon Venosta the Local Museum tells about the flooding of the area by the construction of Lake Resia

Besides the Venosta Valley Museum in Sluderno, which is completely dedicated to the history of the Val Venosta, there is a second museum about 25 km apart, in the village of Curon Venosta. The Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum - "Museum Vinschger Oberland" in German, "Museo Alta Val Venosta" in Italian - tells the story of the villages of Curon Vecchia and Resia, which were partly swallowed up by the floods of the newly created Lake Resia in the summer of 1950.

At that time, 677 hectares of land fell victim to the reservoir, the farm owners were forcibly expropriated and forced to emigrate or resettle. A dark chapter in South Tyrol’s history that is still remembered today by the famous Church Tower in Lake Resia. The Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum is housed in two rooms and a parlour in the old town hall of Curon, which is next to the parish church. The interesting photo documentation shows the area in former times and tells about the construction of the dam. Sacred relics from the old village churches as well as historical objects from the former everyday life of the farmers are also exhibited.

And how to reach the Local Museum? It is located near the church of Curon Venosta and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Parking is available along the state road.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 19 Jun closed
  • Thu 20 Jun 17:00 - 18:30
  • Fri 21 Jun closed
  • Sat 22 Jun closed
  • Sun 23 Jun closed
  • Mon 24 Jun closed
  • Tue 25 Jun closed

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Guided tours - summer start 2024 (20/06/2024 - 04/07/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 17:00 - 18:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Guided tours - summer 2024 (09/07/2024 - 27/08/2024)

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

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

Guided tours - autumn 2024 (05/09/2024 - 26/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 17:00 - 18:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

voluntary donation

More information

The Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum stays open every year from mid-June to the end of September and is accessible only during a guided tour: in July and August on Tuesdays at 10 am, in June and September on Thursdays at 5 pm. Reservation by phone needed.

Appointments for groups on request by calling +39 348 0609 560. Season start 2024 on June 20.

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