Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

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Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

Messner Mountain Museum Ripa
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Uta
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great castle and good it is cared for. Spend about 2h on a rainy day. You get to see a collection of very nice objects like tents, furniture and religious items from a number of mountain peoples. Unfortunately little context is given, no stories told and so it is just that - a collection of items.
Written August 1, 2021
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Guido G
Zurich, Switzerland101 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Happy to see a castle so well renovated and an interesting ethnographic museum together. The visit was worthing the price of the ticket and we found the mix castle/museum a great strength of the place. Ideal in case of bad weather in the area!
Written August 4, 2020
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kathstott1
Lancaster, UK23 contributions
Sep 2019
The castle and its situation is superb. Ripa means mountain people, and there were some fascinating exhibits, for example the various nomadic tents, and wonderful embroidery on traditional clothes. But it was all a bit confusing as if the curators couldn’t decide whether to display in themes, continents or tribes. Also, a lot of the descriptions were political and hectoring, telling most of us visitors from lowland towns and cities that mountains should not be seen as our playground. It didn’t really ‘tell a story’ as the best museums do.
Written September 21, 2019
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ziraph
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The castle is nice, and you have a nice view from top. But the exhibition is rather diappointing, lots of paintings that are not special, too expensive entry for that
Written July 22, 2019
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MSN99
St Ives, UK116 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This was a remarkable museum and a real surprise when we made the short walk up the hill from the town to visit it.

The displays were informative, interesting and really enhanced by the way they were presented in this marvellous historical building.

The bonus was the view of the town from the top.

Highly recommended and worth a visit if you're interested in history & culture and appreciate the time and effort that has gone into the displays.

Written May 22, 2019
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Koen van der Pasch
The Hellmouth11 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A rainy day calls for a museum and the Mountain Museum looked to be a magnificent option. Alas, not so.
The first challenge is to get there in the first place. Road signs are Bad to start with, took us 20 minutes to find a place to park.
Getting from the parking place to the museum is a similar challenge. There are hardly any signs pointing to the museum.
Once inside, after a 15 minute climb completely unsuitable for anyone but the most fit, everything was dark. But again; inside the museum there is no way to know where anything is or how to get there; it's a complete maze inside. Then there is the plaques on the wall full of politically tainted texts; not something you'd expect in a museum.

I would advice anyone against going here. It's not educational, there is hardly any interesting information, the information that is available is completely without line or structure. And that's only if you manage to get there at all....
Written May 21, 2019
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Niobe B
Chamonix, France531 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Reinhold Messner has contributed his life to the mountains - their people, culture and awareness. The MMM Ripa is one of six Messner Mountain Museums with a beautiful collection of cultural artifacts from mountain people around the world. A well thought out museum in the Bruneck castle, once the summer residence of the prince bishops. A simple included illustrated map shows the different areas of the castle and their various collections. Check website for opening hours.
Written May 11, 2019
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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,452 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Packed with all sorts of things, some of it ethnographic museum quality, some of it more or less junk, but a beautiful use of the castle itself. Better labeling would improve it, but that is a minor complaint; Messner's fascination with mountains and their peoples is contagious.
Written March 6, 2019
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luizaa_ta
Oradea, Romania573 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This museum "presents mountain peoples from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe and reflects on their cultures, religions and tourism activities. The mountain culture is reflected in the daily lives of their inhabitants, who impart life and history to the mountains of the world. This heritage of the mountains, which has ensured survival over the millennia for the people living high up on the brink of life, can now be appreciated at MMM Ripa – with the help of their dwellings, videos and encounters."
Totally recommend it! Enjoy a coffee inside the walls!
PS: the visit was in June 2017
Written February 14, 2019
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Steve B
Nashville342 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited the museum on a day that the weather was a little rainy and we had hiked the day before and were a little tired. Were not sure what to expect but had read several interesting reviews.

If you are going here to see the castle, don't. There are three rooms on the top floor that show a little bit of what the castle was like in terms of colors and decorations but the majority of the castle has been modified for the exhibits. If you are wanting to experience seeing an old medieval castle, this is not the place to go,

With respect to the museum, I found it to very interesting. Messner did an incredible job of presenting what the lives of the different mountain people would have been like through out the world. This is not just about the mountain people of Europe. It is a presentation of mountain life from all over the world.

If you go, do not rush. Spend time reading the different placards that describe the language, religions and cultures of each of the different people. It is interesting to see how these cultures still exist in a world that is becoming so small and multi-cultural.

I liked one of Messner's statement in the film - "On the macro we are all the same, it is in the details that we see the differences". The museum does a good job of presenting this.
Written October 3, 2018
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  • Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM