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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: , 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a...
The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a collection of the most important archaeological findings of South Tyrol, like the world famous chalcolithic ice mummy called "Ötzi, the Iceman" who was found with all his belongings on the glacier in 1991.
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Great museum. Went with young kids that don't know English and they still enjoyed. Highly recommended. Good solution for a rainy day

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great museum. Went with young kids that don't know English and they still enjoyed. Highly recommended. Good solution for a rainy day

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Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Museum-enough said! Otsi exhibition was so interesting and informative. Hard to believe that the exhibits were simply found high up in the Dolomites. Other exhibits of artefacts found in the area were equally interesting. Our sons stated that this was the best museum that they had ever visited and we have visited a few!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Plan at least 2 hours, Otzi story is deep and very interesting. The several interaction audio/video/touchscreen will make the visit funny also for you kids. And if they are tired or bored, on the -1 floor there is a kids area dedicated with qualified staff. SUGGESTIONS: Web/youtube is offering some interesting documentaries of Otzi discover, good if you wish to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was an incredible experience and well worth it for only €9. The displays are well thought out, the story of Otzi fascinating and seeing the man himself was amazing. I went late in the afternoon, no queues and not many people inside. Kids seemed to love it too.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you're like me, you've been dying to see Ötzi the Ice Man since you found out about him. Once you get to Bolzano, it's easy to do! There was a line before it opened, but it moved surprisingly fast. They let groups of people in at regular intervals, and it was very effective in keeping the numbers down inside.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A museum devoted to the 5000 yr old iceman found just inside South Tyrol in 1991. Very interesting and educational. We missed getting on-line tickets, which are limited. That meant we had a 1-hr wait to get into the museum. IT was worth the wait, but the hour could have been better spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited here with 5 and 8 year olds. So fascinating that we spent 2 hours here. I don't remember the mummy being discovered, but all the information given really brought it all to life. Being able to see Ötzi felt like a real privilege, and then to see all his belongings as well was truly an honour. The children really... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ötzi is the name of the Iceman, a well-preserved relic of the late Stone Age, discovered in 1991. The mummy, his clothes and his accoutrements are all on display in the museum. Everything was frozen in ice for over 5,300 years . As a result, a fascinating amount of information has been learned about the Iceman and how he lived.... More 

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Tielen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

See much history gathered on 3 floors - must see!! Impressive exhibition and off course not to miss the 7000-8000 year old mummy.

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Swieqi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Don't miss this museum dedicated to the discovery, excavation and installation of the Oetzi Ice Man. It's an amazing, worthwhile and highly informative exhibition centring round the naturally mummified Ice Man and many of his belongings, dating back to the Copper Age, some 3,500 years ago -- absolutely fascinating. There's also an interactive section, including a csi form to fill... More 

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