Museo dell'Arte Vetraria Altarese


The Museo dell’Arte Vetraria Altarese  proposes a programme of educational activities, aimed at different ages and types of  public, with the purpose to provide the tools for an active reading of the themes of  glass and  architecture. The objective is to make the museum a familiar and dynamic space, a learning place and a meeting place as well.



The tour includes the visit to the Museum and  to a laboratory (on request  and reached on foot in a few minutes) showing the techniques of  glass processing.  Didactic workshops  may follow the tours (on request).

The guided tours *  take place on booking with the following prices:

– Admission Ticket : € 2,00 per person – Guided visit: € 3,00 per  person – Teachers / tour leader / driver : free entrance


OPENING TIMES from Tuesday to Sunday  2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Closures: Mondays, 1st January, Easter, 25th and 26th December

Any request beyond opening time must be agreed on booking and will have an additional cost of  € 15.00.

GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION In the garden a glass furnace is installed where lived glass demonstration are offered. It’s a unique chance to watch master glassmakers: a charming integration to the museum visit. Please, click the EVENTS section on the museum website to check the live demonstration calendar.





THE PATHS THROUGH THE MUSEUM diversified by age group

The museum remains available to teachers for any change in the organization of the teaching activity (duration and general organization).



Thanks to financial support from local authorities, the museum is accessible to visitors with visual impairments. The tours may be either self-led or  guided. In the first case, at the entrance and in the  main rooms visitors will find useful information that will guide them through the exhibition and let them understand the contents of the windows. A synergy of elements especially made to meet the needs of visually impaired visitors   makes the visit easy:

  • tactile maps for orientation in the structure
  • lecterns with information  in Braille and print-to-read in the main rooms
  • an elevator  allowing easy access to all floors of the building

You may end your tour  with a touch lab, which allows blind and visually impaired people to have a direct contact with some of theglass  objects. With a help from the guide, they will be able to touch a series of objects representative  of materials, techniques and decorations, for a better understanding of the different types of manufacturing.

Museo dell'Arte Vetraria Altarese

Piazza del Consolato, 4- 17041 Altare (Sv)

Tel. 019.584.734 - Fax. 019.589.93.84


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