Museums Palace

Former Franciscan convent, it has hosted the first private collection of the great naturalist Lazzaro Spallanzani since 1830. In 2005 the square and the Museum were redisigned by the famous contemporary architect Italo Rota. The exhibition area was expanded to over 1,800 metres. New entrance hall, new exhibition gallery, workshop space, Agorà, Fab Lab, new library and wi-fi service.

Address and contacts

Via Spallanzani, 1 - 42121 Reggio Emilia
+39 0522 456816 (Museum switchboard)
+39 0522 456477 (Museum Offices)
Museum Palace

Opening times

Winter season:
Tuesday-Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. / 4.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m.

Summer season (July and August):
Tuesday-Saturday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 / 9.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
9.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m.

Entrance fee

Free entrance

How to get there

The Museum is located in the town centre. See above map.