Museum of Pile dwellings - Molina di Ledro

Facing the most renowned Pile Dwelling settlement of the Alpine area, the Museum houses notable archaeology collections and carries out year-round research programs in “imitative archaeology”. In “imitative archaeology”, also referred to as “experimental archaeology”, researchers imitate historical processes and recreate settlements for the purpose of practically testing theories of ancient human behaviour. The museum offers numerous educational activities.

La ricostruzione di una palafitta sul lago di Ledro [ Museo delle palafitte del lago di Ledro]

The Pile Dwelling Museum is located on the shore of Lake Ledro, adjacent to the archaeological site. It preserves the exquisite handicrafts of one of the most important villages of the Bronze Age in the Alps and it has been proclaimed by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Facing the most renowned Pile Dwelling settlement of the Alpine area, the Museum houses notable archaeology collections and carries out year-round research programs in “imitative archaeology” .
A reference center for Bronze Age scholars and for archaeology amateurs, the Museum holdings are comprised of a series of artifacts discovered in the Pile Dwelling site, on the bank of enchanting Lake Ledro.
In 1929, the water withdrawal for hydroelectric purposes determined a marked lowering of the lake level. A pile dwelling village emerged, and it turned out to be one of the most important Bronze Age settlements within the whole Alpine area.
An on-site Museum was established in the late 60s, to preserve the precious artifacts that were discovered in the settlement.
Today, visiting the archaeological site is a thoroughly unique and mesmerizing experience – one that, against the background of the pile dwelling remains, gives visitors a sense of what the prehistoric environment was like.
The museum offers numerous educational activities. Adults and children will enjoy spending some time at the Archeo Lab, a portion of the Museum dedicated to environmental-ecological education. Here, thanks to the recreated settlement, visitors will try their skills in the daily chores of Bronze Age people: making bread with the village shaman, molding clay and working wood, spinning and weaving on the handloom, and many others.
In “imitative archaeology”, also referred to as “experimental archaeology”, researchers imitate historical processes and recreate settlements for the purpose of practically testing theories of ancient human behaviour.

source www.palafitteledro.it

opening times

From 1 March to 30 June
From Tuesday to Sunday
09.00-17.00

From 1 July to 31 August
Every day
10.00-18.00

From 1 September to 30 November
From Tuesday to Sunday
9:00-17:00

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CLOSING TIMES

Dicember
January
February

Notes on the accessibility to the site


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