Piazza Duomo 12 - 36100 Vicenza (VI)
Tel. 0444 226400 - Fax 0444 226404
Web site http://www.museodiocesanovicenza.it
The Diocesan Museum was set up in 2005 in the halls of the Bishop’s Palace. The museum is organized on four floors: the archaeological section is located on the ground floor, whereas the upper floors host valuable works belonging to the Diocese of Vicenza. They bear witness to the growth of the Christian community in Vicenza from late Antiquity until nowadays, providing important information on the development of the Christian religion in the town. The close relation between the museum and the land is underlined by the broad Network of local Museums, which enables the Diocesan Museum to have constant contacts to the municipality and the other museums located in Vicenza.
Collection history
The collection hosted by the medieval Bishop’s Palace is the result of numerous bequests and private collections donated to the museum over time. Some of the material comes also from the successful excavation campaigns carried out in various areas of the city (area around the Cathedral and of the Church of the saints Felice and Fortunato) in the first half of the 20th century. Later this material was collected by Bishop Pietro Nonis and in 2005 Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia arranged it in the current museum.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: Full fare 4 €; reduced fare 3 € (students and seniors 60+); free admission: children below 14 years of age. Catalogue + entrance fee: 15 €.;
School access
Disabled access
Opening Times
Summer/WinterMonday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterTuesday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterWednesday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterThursday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterFriday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterSaturday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
Summer/WinterSunday10.00 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 18.00

Recommended tour time (minutes): 20
Services for visitors
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Educational Services
Guide a stampa Brochure
Information boards
Italian and English
Captions under exhibits
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Multilingual ads: Inglese
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Library and documentation centre
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