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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
+39 0471 320100
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Archaeology A level Student Need Out

Oh my word where to begin... Fantastic! If you have a thirst for history, archaeology... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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A 5000 Year Old Manicure!

This museum is a "must" for anyone visiting Bolzano, both children and adults. The museum is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary P
Sydney, Australia
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
+39 0471 320100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh my word where to begin... Fantastic! If you have a thirst for history, archaeology, anthropology, forensics, science or just like to be wowed by the dedication of people in the pursuit of knowledge then you HAVE to visit. From the moment you walk climb...More

Thank ChelledeBoer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a "must" for anyone visiting Bolzano, both children and adults. The museum is an old bank converted to be the final lasting place of a fellow called "Otzi" because he was found in the Otztaler Alps by an Austrian couple in 1991...More

1  Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but fascinating museum literally constructed for the mummified remains of Ötzi the Iceman, estimated to have lived 3500 to 5000 years ago. His well-preserved remains are visible through a window into his hermetically sealed chamber. The museum also houses an extensive...More

Thank elro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A previously known supposed highlight of a visit to Bolzano. We agree. An excellently presented story complete with all the detail and artefacts. Definitely a Must Visit Museum, and we thought good value at €9 entry. Two fulfilling hours of human history/story revolving around one...More

Thank zbsanke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a amazing museum, with the body of the ice man & his clothing & belongings. So we'll preserved. Well worth going to

Thank Lisabarrier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not one to pass up. The discovery of and research upon Otzi ( ICE MAN )is spellbinding. The museum is nicely laid out with ample opportunity to take it all in. Having said that, I do recommend going midafternoon for there is not...More

Thank judgejohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago

great museum! not overwhelming..very well done..most exhibitions somehow tie into Otzi which is great becuase you learn alot more than a giantic musuem with completely different exhibits.. otzi and his story are just facinating..and viewing the original body and the re created life like statue...More

Thank corn180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see an old frozen mummy, this is the place to be. But you are only able to see it for a maximum of two minutes. The day we went the museum was really crowded and we had to wait 50 minutes,...More

Thank whitman1881
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I'm not a museum-person, but I had immense amounts of fun here. The museum is well built and shows its exhibits in an interesting way. Highly recommended. Bye bye Otzi.

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum focussing almost entirely on the mumified iceman found in the nearby mountains. It's quite expensive to visit, but that's justified I guess by the costs of maintaining the remains. Still, if you have the time and can stomach the...More

Thank Mark C
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Robin L
How and where do I buy tickets online. I do not see any place on the website to purchase these &%#@! tickets
September 20, 2016|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
It's not crowded and there is zero risk of a sell out so you should just buy at the museum.
How close is the train station, average amount of time to spend here, ?
March 14, 2016|
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Response from RachelJ67 | Reviewed this property |
Don't miss the museum. We were there for about two hours. It wasn't at all crowded and we had plenty of time to enjoy all the exhibits. The old city center is beautiful, plenty of lovely shops and cafes. Enjoy your stay.