Museo Etnografico Tiranese

Museo Etnografico Tiranese, Madonna di Tirano: Hours, Address, Museo Etnografico Tiranese Reviews: 4/5

Museo Etnografico Tiranese
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Museo Etnografico Tiranese (MET) is an ethnographic museum in Tirano, a town in the valley of Valtellina in the Lombardy region. It was founded in 1973 with the aim to document peasant life and culture of the mountain region of the Valtellina.
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35yrdream
Perth, Australia259 contributions
Solo
Fabulous museum filled with interesting artefacts of local rural and mountain life.
There’s everything here from
• farming tools and equipment including a plough that a person pushed rather than an animal pulled and a manual wheat threshing machine,
• old tools for smithing, drafting,
• household equipment including irons, pots, pans, pottery and other equipment used to make butter,
• looms and wool making tools,
• early firearms,
• wine presses,
• locks, keys and door knockers
• there are a couple of rooms set up displaying the type of furniture that people would have owned,
• personal effects like boots and shoes,
• there is even a coffin from 1784
• religious artefacts but the crowning pieces would be a set of vestments donated to the Sanctuary of Madonna di Tirano by Cardinal Richelieu in 1636, finely and richly embroidered.
The museum is in a lovely old building that overlooks the Piazza Basilica. It has beautiful painted ceilings, well worn stairs and polished wooden floors along with a lovely outdoor area that displays a kitchen garden (it’s a bit wild in parts).
Whilst in Italy I visited a number of different museums and this one was among my favourites, I think it’s a good museum because its different from the “ancient civilizations” museums. Congratulations to the small community of Tirano and its surrounding areas for preserving their unique heritage.
Entrance E2.00
Closed Mondays.
Opening hours are split with a break in the middle of the day. Check Museo Etnografico Tiranese website for up to date hours.
Very nice staff.
Photography Ok without a flash.
Written August 15, 2015
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Chris F
Ipswich, Australia3,896 contributions
Solo
This museum is really worthwhile taking the time to visit. It contains a wide variety of exhibits that covers the history of the Tirano regions. Exhibits include farming implements, furniture, firearms and religious vestments. The museum overlooks the piazza and is near the church. There is a small entry fee and photography is permtted without flash.
Written January 31, 2017
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James H
1 contribution
Solo
Interesting and curious museum with a lot of ancient objects; small entrance fee; worth to make a stop.
Written September 14, 2018
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flex-alw
Godstone, UK6 contributions
Family
We thoroughly enjoyed a quick and very good value visit to this small museum. Lots to see relating to historical lifestyles of the area: agriculture, cooking, locks, lace, household antiques in many small rooms. Centrally located in the Piazza del Basilica, Tirano.
Written August 28, 2018
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Fellowtraveller00
Tasmania, Australia521 contributions
Couples
This is a small local museum in the piazza near the Basilica. It contains a lot of exhibits that relating to the history of Tirano. there is a small entrance fee but it is a worthwhile stop if you are in the piazza.
Written May 21, 2017
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Museo Etnografico Tiranese is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thu - Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM