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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

  • Sun 23 Jan closed
  • Mon 24 Jan closed
  • Tue 25 Jan 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 26 Jan 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 27 Jan 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 28 Jan 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 29 Jan closed

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Christmas period 2021 (12/15/2021 - 01/06/2022)

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

Christmas Eve 2021 (12/24/2021) closed

Christmas 2021 (12/25/2021) closed

New Year's Eve 2021 (12/31/2021) closed

New Year 2021 (01/01/2022) closed

Winter 2021/22 (01/07/2022 - 04/09/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • 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+, groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 6.00 people with disabilities
€ 2.50 students (up to 26 years)
€ 1.50 school classes
€ 16.00 family ticket

free for children and young people under 18 years

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The museum stays closed on August 15, December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1.

Guided tours for groups on request.

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