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Venosta Valley Museum - VUSEUM

A permanent exhibition by the Venosta Valley Museum in Sluderno is focusing on the subject of the so-called “Swabian Children”

The Venosta Valley Museum "VUSEUM" - "Vintschger Museum" in German, "Museo della Val Venosta" in Italian - in Sluderno village is, as the name reveals, dedicated to the Val Venosta and its different fields. The focus is set on ecologic, social and cultural issues as much as on archeology and water management. The latter is highly important in the valley, as this western part of South Tyrol is a rather dry area. The permanent exhibition "WaWo - s'Wosser zum Wassern" (Water to irrigate) with the theme trail Quairwaal which starts behind the building tells about the topic.

"Archaic Venosta", however, is dedicated to archaeology in the valley and the finds made at the Ganglegg. In 1997, at this hill above Sluderno, items of the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period were discovered. Today in this best explored hilltop site of the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period, there is a prehistoric park showing orginal structures and reconstructed buildings.

The museum has also dedicated one section to a highly interesting, buth rather sad subject, the "Schwabenkinder". This term is used for the kids of the Val Venosta valley who went to work to Swabia in Germany in summertime, in order to alleviate poverty at home. In May 2024, a new part has been added to the permanent exhibition: It tells about the stallion "249 Folie", the progenitor of the Haflinger horses, which was born right here in Sluderno 150 years ago. And how to reach the VUSEUM? It can be found in the village centre, the train stops near the village. On foot, the hike along the Sluderno Waalwege paths leads past the museum and the archeologic site of Ganglegg.

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Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 23 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 24 Jun closed
  • Tue 25 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 26 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 27 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 28 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

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Spring 2024 (19/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:30

Admission

€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 students
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 2.00 school classes (per person)

€ 12.00 family ticket

discount with the Museumcard and museumobil Card

€ 4.00 guided tour (per person)
€ 3.00 guided tour (school classes)

More information

Guided tours on request. The Venosta Valley Museum - VUSEUM stays open every year from mid-March to early November, closed on Mondays. Season start 2024 on March 19.

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