Comune di Montecchio Maggiore

The Museum

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The Museum preserves natural history and archeological findings from the Agno and Chiampo valleys (in the western part of the Vicenza province). In this area it also acts as a centre of scientific research, educational activities and popular promotion of scientific culture.
Its collection of fossil crabs is internationally renowned; other natural history collections include various paleontological items, minerals, and gems of the Vicenza area.

The first nucleus of a local museum was founded in 1922 by Giuseppe Zannato; in 1983 it was established as the town museum. Since then it expanded from the original three exhibiton rooms to a totale of thirteen in 2014.

The Museum is managed by a small staff (a director and two curators), with the constant support of a very important “friends of the Museum” club (Associazione Amici del Museo). An active role is also played by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto e dell'Università di Padova.

Regolamento del Museo

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Address and opening times


Villa Lorenzoni, Piazza Marconi, 17
Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza)
Tel. 0444/492565 - Fax 0444/496109


sabato 15.00 - 18.30
domenica 9.30 - 12.30 / 15.00 - 18.30.

The Museum is usually open on bank holidays (please call to make sure) and by appointment for groups

Admittance: € 3,00
Under 18 and over 60 years old: € 2,00
Up to 10 years old: free