The MASI Lugano born by the merging between the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte. In LAC the exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art.
The Museum hosts precious evidence of Hermann Hesse’s last 43 years in Montagnola up until his death.
The Historical Archive of Lugano preserves documentary collections, photographs, engravings, books and periodicals.
In Palazzo Reali - historical site of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte - art works are presented in a range that goes from early 15th to the middle of the 20th century.
The "Museo di storia naturale" is located in Lugano and is a body of the territorial Department of the Canton of Ticino.
The Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, open to the public in the exhibition venue next to the LAC cultural centre, displays over 200 important artworks, selected according to different criteria on the basis of its presentation.
The only art museum for children (3-11 years) in Ticino that brings the world of art closer and stimulates the creativity with a playful and educational approach. It offers interactive exhibitions and creative workshops for learning about artists and expressing emotions and creativity.
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.
In a charming corner of Lake Lugano, a few steps from Italy, the Customs Museum illustrates past and present of the management and surveillance of the borders (fight against illegal traffics and forgery, prevention of trade in endangered species, and much more) and tells stories about a region which identity has been always defined by the border.
The Plebano Museum’s collection shows the interaction between historical and archaeological pieces and contemporary art.
The Foundation aims to advance art and cultural education.
The Alprose chocolate museum presents the world of chocolate from its origin to date. Not to be missed is a visit to the "Nostalgia" shop for a chocolate tasting.
The Museum is beautifully located within the “Convento di Santa Maria” of Bigorio and exhibits objects made by monks over many years. The display gives to the public a unique insight into the lifestyle at the monastery.
The Gipsoteca Gianluigi Giudici is a museum that has been conceived, promoted and created by the Renato and Gianluigi Giudici Foundation.
This fascinating exhibition gives us an idea of fishing from prehistoric times to today, touching upon several subjects like boat construction, the fish trade, the production of fishing nets, fish species found in our rivers and lakes, ancient fishing techniques, all this, in a relaxing environment close to the lake shore.
The Malcantone Museum in Curio in Switzerland has recently undergone a radical makeover and the contents of the museum have been completely overhauled.
The Museum Villa Pia in Porza, created by the "Fondazione d'Arte Erich Lindenberg" costituted in 2008 by Mareen Koch, has as mission the conservation and promotion of the German painter Erich Lindenberg (1938-2006).
Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.
The rooms host a precious collection of rare religious art, an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, fossils and speleology of the region and the history of the lightening research centre.
Located in the centre of the vil¬lage Brè, the Museum is dedicated to the work of the painter Wilhelm Schmid, an exponent of the German New Objectivity of the 20s, who moved to Ticino in 1937.