The museum is located inside a seventeenth century palazzo which was once owned by cardinal Furietti’s family. It contains a great many catalogued items with 2500 objects exhibited in twelve themed rooms.
Work on the collection began in 1970 with the joint efforts of a group of Zogno history lovers lead by the museum’s founder lawyer Vittorio Polli. Its purpose was to conserve and pass on community history to future generations.
The museum completed its activities with cultural and publishing initiatives which are available to the museum’s visitors. It was awarded the prestigious international Museum of the Year prize in Stockholm in 1982.
Two new museum sections with a palaeontology section with fossilised fish found in Zogno dating to 220 million years ago and of great scientific interest and an archaeological section which incorporate a pre-existing section with Brembana valley finds.
Interest in the museum is not purely local. Many visitors come from outside the area and include school and cultural groups in particular.
Adults €3 (15 to 60 years of age)
Reduced rates €1.60 (groups of a minimum of 30 people, over 60s, students, children 3‐14 years of age)
Guide on request + €15
Opening hours: every day 9 am ‐ midday and 2 ‐ 5 pm. Closed Monday.
Via Mazzini, 3 ‐ Zogno Tel. 0345/91473 Fax 0345/50866