Discover Museion: A Guide to Bolzano’s Modern and Contemporary Art Museum

Piazza Piero Siena, 1, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy

Museion, located in the heart of Bolzano, is a must-visit destination for art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. This museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and offers a rich blend of innovative exhibitions, engaging activities, and stunning architecture. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Museion.

 

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Must-See Exhibitions

Museion boasts a collection of over 4,500 artworks, with key themes including art and language, sculpture, contemporary critiques, and non-European artists. The museum frequently rotates its exhibitions, offering fresh and thought-provoking displays that challenge and inspire visitors.

One highlight not to miss is the museum’s media facade, which features stunning video artworks during the summer months. This unique display lights up the city and creates a vibrant atmosphere along the Talvera River.

Engaging Activities

Museion offers a variety of activities suitable for all ages. Families with children can enjoy specially designed programs that make art accessible and fun. For instance, the museum provides a family set with creative tasks to engage kids as they explore the galleries.

Guided tours are available and highly recommended. These tours provide deeper insights into the exhibitions and the artists’ works, enhancing your overall experience. Additionally, free guided tours are offered daily at 2 PM, providing an excellent opportunity to learn from knowledgeable staff.

Architectural Marvel

The building itself is a masterpiece, designed by Berlin architects KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike. Its futuristic glass facade creates a striking contrast against the historic backdrop of Bolzano. The structure’s openness and transparency reflect the museum’s mission to be an accessible and inclusive space for all.

Best Time to Visit

Thursday evenings are particularly special at Museion. From 6 PM to 10 PM, admission is free, allowing visitors to explore the museum at no cost. This is an ideal time to visit as the museum often hosts special events and performances that add to the experience.

Accessibility

Museion is committed to being accessible to everyone. The museum is wheelchair-friendly, with easy access throughout the building. Lockers are available at the entrance for storing personal belongings, and the staff is multilingual, offering assistance in German, Italian, and English.

Amenities

The museum features a well-stocked gift shop with unique items for art lovers. The on-site café, with its terrace overlooking the Talvera River, is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the contemporary atmosphere. Clean and accessible restrooms are also available, ensuring a comfortable visit.

Getting There

Museion is conveniently located near the Talvera Bridge and Bolzano University. While the museum itself has no parking facilities, it is easily accessible by a short 10-minute walk from the Arcades of Bolzano. The central location makes it an ideal stop for those exploring the city’s cultural and historical attractions.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Monday: Closed

Ticket Prices

  • Regular Price: €10
  • Reduced Price: €5 (Age 65+, students, FAI, Italia Nostra, MART, Ferdinandeum members)
  • Special Price: €7 (One or more exhibition floors under construction)

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