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Museums and Cultural Spaces

Lugano

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede LAC

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.

Montagnola

The Hermann Hesse Museum

The Museum hosts precious evidence of Hermann Hesse’s last 43 years in Montagnola up until his death.

Lugano-Castagnola

The City of Lugano Historical Archive

The Historical Archive of Lugano preserves documentary collections, photographs, engravings, books and periodicals.

Lugano

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede Palazzo Reali

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.

Museo cantonale di storia naturale

The "Museo di storia naturale" is located in Lugano and is a body of the territorial Department of the Canton of Ticino.

Lugano

Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

The Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, is open to the public in the exhibition venue next to the LAC cultural centre, displays over 200 important artworks, that span the decades between the early twentieth century to the present.

Lugano

Museo in Erba

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.

Lugano

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, children’s creativity, modern and contemporary art.

Gandria

Swiss Customs Museum

In a charming corner of Lake Lugano, a few steps from Italy, the Customs Museum illustrates past and present of border management and surveillance (special exhibitions cover topics such as illegal trade, smuggling, counterfeiting and much more) and tells stories about a region whose identity has always been defined by the border.

Agno

Museo Plebano

The Plebano Museum’s collection shows the interaction between historical and archaeological pieces and contemporary art.

Lugano

Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia

The Foundation aims to advance art and cultural education.

Caslano

Museum & Chocolate Experience Alprose

The Museum & Chocolate Experience Alprose 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.

Bigorio

The Bigorio Museum

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.

Lugano

Gipsoteca Gianluigi Giudici

The Gipsoteca Gianluigi Giudici is a museum that has been conceived, promoted and created by the Renato and Gianluigi Giudici Foundation.

Caslano

The Fishing Museum

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.

Curio

Museo del Malcantone

The Malcantone Museum in Curio in Switzerland has recently undergone a radical makeover and the contents of the museum have been completely overhauled.

Porza

Fondazione d'Arte Erich Lindenberg - Museum Villa Pia

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).

Melide

Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.

Lugano-Paradiso

San Salvatore Museum

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.

Brè s/Lugano

The Wilhelm Schmid Museum

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.

Sessa

Little Museum of Sessa and Monteggio

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.

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