Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?
This is where you will find information on how to plan your visit.
By public transport: Bus number 261 from Naturno to Val Senales runs every hour and will bring you to us. Bus stop: Unser Frau, oberdorf. 3 minutes by foot.
Timetable Local Transport: South Tyrol Public Transport Services
Train Station Naturno: Changing from train to bus at Naturno Train Station [pdf]
By car: Take the SS38 highway between Bolzano and Stelvio, between Naturno Ovest and Ciardes turn into the Val Senales valley and follow the signs. Continue into the valley for 14 km (9 miles) to reach us.
Address for GPS systems/navigators: Archeoparc, Madonna 163, 39020 Senales, Italy.
Free parking for cars and buses. Two minutes by foot to the entrance.
Open daily from Easter until All Saints’ Day (1.4.-5.11.2023, closed from 19.6.-30.6.2023)
Museum: 10:00 – 17:00
Open-air area: 10:30 – 16:30
Cafeteria: 12:00 – 16:30
The visit through our indoor exhibitions lasts approx. one hour. For a visit that includes the open-air areas and participation in the hands-on activities and demonstrations, plan on three to four hours.
Tours for groups are possible on any day of the year, including outside of regular hours.
Standard Day Tickets to the museum and park for Course 1 / Course 1, 2 and 3
Course 1: Exhibitions, Tree instructional path and Houses Alpine Valleys with Firemaking demonstration area
Course 1, 2 and 3: Course 1, Houses Po Plain, Houses North Alpine Foreland, Canoe stop, Archery area and Workshop area with Bread-baking area
Full: 6 euros / 14 euros
Concessions: 5 euros / 12 euros
Children 4 and older when accompanied by an adult
Teenagers age 18 and under
Students up to age 27
Seniors age 65 and over
Community service providers
Groups with 15 or more people
Family 4+: 18 euros / 42 euros
Two adults with children up to age 18
Family 3: 14 euros / 32 euros
Two adults with one child up to age 18
Day tour to the site where Ötzi was discovered with mountain guide:
Ötzi Glacier Tour Standard: 140 euros
Various special conditions apply with Museumcard, museumobilCard, Euregio Family Pass, Guest Card Merano, Vinschgau Card, Touring Club, etc.
The Val Senales Valley glacier, the Val di Fosse valley, the impoundment of the hydroelectric power plant of Vernago-Naturno, the former Carthusian monastery Monte degli Angeli, the children’s map in Italian “Indovina Indovinello, la piantina della val Senales per bambini” [pdf], the 3D archery course at Monte Santa Caterina guided by one of our former employees, the tight rope course, Alpine meadows, farmhouses, mountain peaks, and many other highpoints are the perfect invitation to stay on longer.
You can obtain information on day trip destinations and overnight accommodations through the Val Senales Tourist Office.
The museum and the open-air exhibition areas are accessible with assistance. Meadow and rock ground in the open-air exhibition areas. Steps: none in the Museum, there are steps in three of the Neolitic houses and on Course 3. Five handicapped parking spaces directly at the entrance.
We have a shady area in the Museum’s outdoor area reserved for your dog. It is not permitted to bring animals along in your visit through the archeoParc. Please inquire at the counter.
Both the Museum and the outdoor area have numerous places for sitting along the visiting route. There are no steps in the Museum. For more detailed information see the Italian website Alto Adige per Tutti.
The presentations at the Museum and the open-air exhibition areas can for the most part be touched. There are no tactile indications of the route. Service animals may accompany you along the route.
Groups are requested to reserve in advance.
You may find tours with reservations and program suggestions for your group under the menu selection Bring a Group. Group tours may also be reserved outside of regular hours.
For children’s and youth groups of ten people or more, it is only possible to stay on the museum premises during the reserved tour period.
Where is what? This orientation map provides you with an overview of our building and grounds as well as the surrounding area. You will receive these maps at the counter as a guide to your visit.
>Madonna di Senales [pdf]