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.
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.
Unique educational museum designed to help children discover art through play, with exhibitions and workshops.
Aware of the continuous transformations of our society, the Museum incessantly inquiries about the possibilities of cultures’ dialogue.
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 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 GYPSOTHEQUE 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 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 Lindenberg (Gronau 1938 - Berlin 2006).
Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.
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.
Museum and house of birth with a collection of artwork by sculptor Mario Bernasconi (1899 – 1963) and his wife, the painter Irma Bernasconi Pannes (1902 – 1971). The house of birth exhibits the artwork of the Twenties with drawings, stories, photographs and personal objects from the sculptor.
A professional painter he restored paintings for a living, painted frescoes in churches and never abandoned music.
The “Museo della Miniera” constitutes a “Unicum” in Ticino, that is, a rarity no to be missed.
The foundation goal is to assure the conservation and the accessibility of the collection of over 650 photographic and cinematographic cameras donated by Vincenzo Vicari to the Caslano patriciate.
The Foundation aims to advance art and cultural education.
Permanent exhibition on material and documents regarding the Ferrovie Luganesi SA’s first 100 years of life and, in particular, concerning the Lugano Ponte Tresa railroad line.
The Radio Museum offers an educational tour that tells the history of the radio starting from Guglielmo Marconi (1895) to the present day, with a special focus on the Ticino area.
Approximately fifty works (paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketches for Illustrations) by Luigi Rossi (1853-1923). Genre painter, author of portraits and landscapes, the work of Luigi Rossi lies between reality and symbol.
Vintage 1922-1987. The golden age of Beaulieu, BOLEX Paillard, Pathé Baby,...