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Val Gardena Heritage Museum

The Museum Gherdëina in the “Cësa di Ladins” provides an insight into aspects of arts and nature.

Located in Ortisei, the Val Gardena Heritage Museum, Museum Gherdëina in Ladin, provides an insight into the culture and nature of this beautiful valley. Wood-carving in the Val Gardena for instance boasts a centuries-old tradition; four centuries to say it more clearly. Have a look at sacred wood carvings by important South Tyrolean carvers or secular work of arts such as wooden animals, cribs or chess figures.

Archaeological findings date back to long passed times such as the Stone Age and introduce you to the original settlements of the Val Gardena. Valuable fossils, stones and minerals are evidence of the geological history of the Dolomites. Have a look at local animals and birds, a butterfly collection as well as a collection of plants and get to know the Alpine flora and fauna. Even an ichthyosaurus - half fish, half saurian - whose fossilised bone remains were found on Secëda in 1968, can now be experienced up close thanks to virtual reality.

Worth seeing is also the collection of paintings, featuring e.g. oil paintings by the important Ladin painter Josef Moroder-Lusenberg. The valley museum boasts, moreover, a memorial collection dedicated to the South Tyrolean composer and director Luis Trenker. One of the museum's main attractions is the unique collection of old Gardena wooden toys, most of which was compiled, with much dedication, by Hans Senoner Vastlé prior to the outbreak of World War II.

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Opening times

  • Thu 09 Feb 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10 Feb 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 11 Feb closed
  • Sun 12 Feb closed
  • Mon 13 Feb closed
  • Tue 14 Feb 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 15 Feb 14:00 - 18:00

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Winter 2023 (01/10/2023 - 03/31/2023)

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

Season closure 2023 (04/01/2023 - 05/14/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Spring 2023 (05/15/2023 - 06/30/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • 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 closed
  • Sun closed

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2023 (07/01/2023 - 08/31/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • 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
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2023 (09/01/2023 - 10/13/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • 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 closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 seniors 65+
€ 6.00 groups (12 and more persons)
€ 6.00 people with disabilities
€ 2.50 students (up to 26 years)

€ 16.00 family ticket

free for children and young people under 18 years

€ 60.00 guided tour for groups

More information

For groups accessible also outside the opening hours (on request). In July and August short guided tour on Thursdays at 4 pm to the centrepieces of the Museum Gherdëina (included in the ticket).

Season closure in spring (April to mid-May) and in autumn (October to the end of November).

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