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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 18 Jul 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 19 Jul 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 20 Jul 10:00 - 12:30
  • Sun 21 Jul closed
  • Mon 22 Jul 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 23 Jul 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 24 Jul 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

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Spring start 2024 (01/03/2024 - 28/03/2024)

  • 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

Spring closure 2024 (29/03/2024 - 14/05/2024)

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

Spring 2024 (15/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Special closure 2024 (29/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • 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 2024 (only in case of bad weather) (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 12:30

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • 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

Autumn closure 2024 (14/10/2024 - 05/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • 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

€ 15.00 annual ticket (per person)

free for children and young people under 18 years

€ 70.00 guided tour for groups (up to 25 persons)

More information

For groups, the Val Gardena Museum is accessible on request also outside the opening hours. Programs for children and students (primary and secondary school) on request.

The Museum Gherdëina stays open in summer and in winter, summer season start 2024 on May 15. On August 15 (Feast of the Assumption) the museum is open only in case of bad weather.

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