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Museo Archeologico della Val Grande
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Museo Archeologico della Val Grande

Malesco, Italy

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Museo Archeologico della Val Grande

Malesco, Italy

Museo archeologico del Parco Nazionale della Val Grande

The Archaeological Museum of the Val Grande National Park is one of the museum cells of the Regional Eco-museum of the Pietra Ollare and degli Scalpellini, recognized by the Piedmont Region in 2007. Archaeological and ethnographic route with materials from the necropolises of the Val Vigezzo, illustrates methods, techniques and ancient and traditional soapstone artefacts and more. The historic palace, once the seat of the Magistrate's Court, where sixteenth-century frescoes and an ancient stone fireplace on the mezzanine floor and the structures of an old dairy in the basement are kept, houses a museum that tells the most ancient history of the Vigezzo Valley and of the Val Grande through local archaeological finds - in particular from the Roman and late ancient necropolis of Craveggia and collection materials from Malesco, Toceno, Santa Maria Maggiore. The finds show, since Roman times, the importance of working stone and especially soapstone. The archaeological theme is therefore connected to the broader historical and ethnographic theme of the multiple uses of stone and the quarrying and processing of soapstone in the Vigezzo Valley and in the Val Grande territory. Visiting the Archaeological Museum of soapstone means discovering how a resource of the territory has marked the life of local communities over the centuries. In fact, the Museum houses the oldest Vigezzini finds, dating back to the Bronze Age, when the local stone was used to produce molds for melting metal. The route continues with a rich series of Roman-era outfits: through them it is observed how the mountain resources have allowed intense commercial exchanges. The objects displayed in soapstone, ceramic, glass, silver, iron ... allow you to get to know the ancient craft techniques. The topic of soapstone processing in its millennial development is then studied in detail. In 2013 the new geological section was inaugurated which focuses on some relevant geological phenomena of the territory.

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Contact

Associazione Musei d'Ossola
Museo Archeologico della Val Grande

Piazza Ettore Romagnoli
28854, Malesco

Opening hours

    MON: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    TUE: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    WEN: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    THU: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    FRY: 20:30 - 22:00 

    SAT: 09:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    SUN: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

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