Merano Municipal Museum

Meran, Italy

Merano Municipal Museum has already been opened in 1900, it is one of the oldest museums of the province. In that period Franz Innerhofer (1847 - 1918), a physician of Merano, collected Gothic figurines and Baroque paintings of Tyrolean masters with passion. In this way he laid the foundations for the museum. First housed in the building of the English Ladies along the Winter Promenade, the Merano Municipal Museum was transferred several times. It was moved to the tavern Roter Adler in Via delle Corse road and in a final step to the newly renovated Palais Mamming behind the St Nicholas parish church in Merano. Therefor the Merano Municipal Museum is now also known as Palais Mamming Museum.

The permanent collection offers 27 sections and provides an overview of the historical development of the town, from prehistory up to modern art. What you can admire in the museum are the above mentioned Gothic and Baroque figurines and the Baroque paintings of Tyrolean masters, also known beyond borders. Moreover there are exhibits regarding the topics mineralogy and folk art, inculding various traditional costumes, and artworks by painters of Merano of the 19th and 20th century.

Also some exotic exhibits can be admired, including an Egyptian mummy, a death mask of Napoleon as well as a Sudanese weapons collection from the Austrian Major-General Rudolf Anton Carl, Baron of Slatin. One oft he most famous exhibits is also the 4th typewriter model by Peter Mitterhofer, the founder of typewriters, born in the village of Parcines, only a stone’s throw away.



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Passeirer Gasse 3, Meran, Italy
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Founded: 1900
Category: Museums in Italy


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Paola Giacone (22 months ago)
Bellissimo museo possibilità di fare biglietti combinato con il castello principesco a prezzo scontato. I ragazzi sotto il 14 anni non pagano. In parte scavato nella roccia. Ospita spesso mostre esterne noi abbia.o trovato quella sui presepi peruviani. Consigliatissimo.
Annalisa Miglioli (22 months ago)
Sopra ogni mia aspettativa. Da vedere quando si passa per Merano
Marcus Bartelt (2 years ago)
Irgendwie bunt zusammengewürfelt, aber dennoch unterhaltsam und spannend! Es gibt viel zu entdecken! Wir haben viel neues gelernt und es war der perfekte Zeitvertreib für einen regnerischen Nachmittag!
Matteo Quercia (2 years ago)
Moderno museo nel centro della città, incentrato sulla storia di Merano. Organizzato molto bene, per tutte le età.
Piero Seinera (2 years ago)
Una vera sorpresa questo piccolo gioiello museale! Arti figurative, reperti di ogni epoca, storia.... tutto vi è compendiato in sale dotate di esaustive didascalie. Consigliato
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