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Little Museum of Sessa and Monteggio

  1. Contact

    Piccolo Museo di Sessa e Monteggio
    Piazza Bonzaglio 1
    6997 Sessa
    Tel +41 79 467 67 32
    Tel +41 76 413 07 39
    angelocomisetti@hotmail.com / f.valentini@bluewin.ch
    www.museosessa.ch

  2. Opening

    Open on
    Wednesday
    Saturday
    01.05 - 31.10.2018
    Saturday 16:00 - 18:00

    01.07 - 31.07.2018
    Wednesday 20:00 - 21:30 and upon request

  3. Prices

    Entrance CHF 5.-/3.- AVS
    Groups until 10 people CHF 20.-

The Small Museum of Sessa and Monteggio was opened in the Sixties when a group of young people, encouraged by Beppe Zanetti, started collecting objects belonging to the Ticino farming civilisation.

This ethnographic museum collects several examples of the local rural civilization. Tools, fabrics, clothing and objects, which recall our ancestor’s history and their leisure, are exhibited. The museum offers several theme exhibits such “Bosch, boschiröö e legnamee”(wood works) and “Life on a thread” (wool, hemp and silk). The typical, early 20th century kitchen with fireplace, is especially charming. The cobbler’s shop “Bagatt” preserved in only one of its details and perhaps the only one of its kind in Ticino, is also extremely fascinating and had remained active until the fifties of the last century.

Current Exhibitions
01.05 - 31.10.2018 The art of doing Old crafts 

10.05.2018 – 31.10.2018 Demobilization, soldiers of the Great War

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