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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 is, as the name reveals, dedicated to the valley 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. And how to reach the VUSEUM? It can be found in the village centre, there are some parking possibilities around. Furthermore, Sluderno can be reached from Merano by the Val Venosta Railway in about an hour.

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Opening times

  • Mon 26 Feb closed
  • Tue 27 Feb closed
  • Wed 28 Feb closed
  • Thu 29 Feb closed
  • Fri 01 Mar closed
  • Sat 02 Mar closed
  • Sun 03 Mar closed

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

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

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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