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Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.


MUSEC - Museo delle Culture

Located on Lugano's lakeside in the historic Villa Malpensata, the MUSEC offers a rich program of exhibitions and events dedicated to ethnic and oriental arts, photography, modern and contemporary art.

On the ground floor the Spazio Maraini is entirely dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. On the first and second floors the Spazio Mostre hosts major exhibitions. On the third floor, Spazio Cielo allows you to discover new collections or contemporary artists. In addition, The Spazio Tesoro is accessible free of charge, with highlights from the permanent collections.

MUSEC preserves masterpieces of south seas art, donated by Swiss artist Serge Brignoni to the City of Lugano. Over the years, numerous other prestigious collections have been added, including one of the most important collections in the world of hand-painted Japanese photographs from the late 19th century.


The information on this site, concerning services or products is provided by external partners. This Information is liable to change frequently; for this reason Lugano Region cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies.

  1. Contact

    MUSEC - Museo delle Culture
    Villa Malpensata
    Riva A. Caccia 5 / via Mazzini 5, entrata dal parco
    6900 Lugano
    +41 58 866 69 60

  2. Opening

    Open on
    11:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday closed

  3. Prices