Valmaggia Museum



The Maggia Valley Museum is active in safeguarding and evaluating the cultural heritage of the region. The two exhibition sites are inserted in a nucleus of great interest and value, architecturally and scenically.

The two Museum buildings are located in the old part of Cevio. This area is made up of Borghese houses constructed beginning in 1500 by the Franzoni family - who for two centuries were, along with the Swiss governor, in very important political and economic positions.

It is an indispensable source for those who wish to visit and understand this valley. Here one can learn about the rich natural environment and the astonishing historical evidence left by the people of this region, demonstrating their ingenuity in living their daily lives.

The various permanent exhibits illustrate the natural richness of the valley dominated by rocks and river as well as develop specific themes such as history, religion, woman, the cycle of life, stock breeding , and soap stone. The offer is completed by temporary exhibitions, which expand the notion and understanding of the Alpine civilization.

Opening hours from (01.04 - 31.10):

Tuesday - Sunday, 13.30h - 17.00h
Monday closed
closed the day of Eastern, open at Easter's monday and at Pentecost's monday.


adults and seniors: CHF 6.00
children until 16 years: CHF 3.00 
families: CHF 12.00
groups: CHF 4.00 /pp. (min. 10 adults)
disabled: free entry

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  • Ethnographic museums

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