Contrà Santa Corona 4 - 36100 Vicenza (VI)
Tel. 0444 222815 – 0444 320440 - Fax 0444 325627
Web site
The Naturalistic and Archaeological Museum of Vicenza was moved to the Dominican Monastery of Santa Corona in 1991. The archaeological section stretches over two floors and gathers findings from the surroundings of Vicenza dating back to a time span ranging from Palaeolithic to the Longobard period. The naturalistic section shows the different natural environments in the Berici hills, both in the past and nowadays. The museum is part of the civic museum network; therefore, it is possible to visit also other important monuments in Vicenza with one ticket.
Collection history
The Civic Museum was opened in 1855 in the splendid rooms of the Palladian Palazzo Chiericati. Initially, the collection gathered archaeological finds from rich private collections (count Girolamo Egidio di Velo, count Arnaldo Arnaldi Tornieri) and numerous Roman findings (inscriptions, architectonical elements and statues) discovered in different parts of the city by chance. The layout of the archaeological section, located on the ground floor, was changed in 1937. In 1987 the monastery of Santa Corona was renovated and in 1991 it became the seat of the Naturalistic and Archaeological Museum. The collection was moved due to the increase in the number of pre-historic findings discovered during the excavations carried out in the 20th century.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: Full cumulative fare (Museo Naturalistico Archeologico, Teatro Olimpico, Gallerie di Palazzo Leone Montanari e Museo Diocesano): 8 €; Reduced cumulative fare (Students, over 60): 6 €. Family ticket: 12 €; School ticket: 2,50 €. Free entrance: under 14, journalists, soldiers, museum officers, teachers.;
School access
Disabled access
Opening Times
SummerTuesday09.00 – 19.00
SummerWednesday09.00 – 19.00
SummerThursday09.00 – 19.00
SummerFriday09.00 – 19.00
SummerSaturday09.00 – 19.00
SummerSunday09.00 – 19.00
WinterTuesday09.00 – 17.00
WinterWednesday09.00 – 17.00
WinterThursday09.00 – 17.00
WinterFriday09.00 – 17.00
WinterSaturday09.00 – 17.00
WinterSunday09.00 – 17.00

Recommended tour time (minutes): 90
Services for visitors
Rest points
Educational Services
Guide a stampa Brochure Catalogo
Information boards
Mobile cards
Italian and English
Captions under exhibits
Multilingual ads: Inglese
Information sheets
Guided Tours
Educational activities
Su richiesta: Studio D (049 88360553) e Ardea (0444 326880) per la sezione archeologica; Coop I Berici (348 7548756) e Coop Biosphaera (347 7633710) per la sezione naturalistica.
Educational workshops
Library and documentation centre
There is a photo archive.
Other activities