Piazza Garibaldi 34 / Via Museo 12 - 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI)
Tel. 0424 522235 - Fax 0424 523914
Web site http://www.museobassano.it
The archaeological section of the Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa is situated in the former Monastery of San Francis, erected in the late 13th century/early 14th century together with its church. Besides a wide collection of Greek and Apulian pottery donated by Prof. Virgilio Chini, the Museum displays important Roman and pre-Roman archaeological findings that can be related to local populations. The museum also houses a naturalistic section, a rich picture gallery, a collection of Canovian documents and a valuable lapidary.
Collection history
The Civic Museum was founded in 1828 thanks to the donation made by Giovanni Battista Brocchi from Bassano del Grappa. The eminent naturalist left his scientific collection, a rich library and a large sum of money to the city in order to fund a public museum. In 1840 the public cultural institute was established and the collection, which had been growing over the years thanks to numerous donations, found its place in the building where it is currently hosted. As far as the archaeological section is concerned, it is the result of field walking and systematic surveys in the territory of Bassano. In 1978, the 600 vases from Magna Graecia donated by Virgilio Chini further enriched the collection.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: Full fare 4 € ; reduced fare 3 € (students, seniors 65+, groups of 15 or more people);
School access
Opening Times
Summer/WinterTuesday09.00 – 18.30
Summer/WinterWednesday09.00 – 18.30
Summer/WinterThursday09.00 – 18.30
Summer/WinterFriday09.00 – 18.30
Summer/WinterSaturday09.00 – 18.30
Summer/WinterSunday10.30 – 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00

Recommended tour time (minutes): 90
Services for visitors
Rest points
Educational Services
Guide a stampa Brochure Catalogo
Information boards
Captions under exhibits
Guided Tours
Educational activities
Educational workshops
Library and documentation centre
Other activities