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Museo Storico Giuseppe Garibaldi

Risorgimento and contemporary history

Museo Storico Giuseppe Garibaldi, Palazzo Olginati

The Historical Museum “Giuseppe Garibaldi” was opened in 1932 to celebrate the 50° anniversary of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Few years after the opening it was joined to palazzo Giovio with two covered walkways, and that giving rise to a single path with the Archeological museum. The display of Risorgimental objects took start in 1884, when many relics were collected from the citizens and placed into the Civic Museum. The current exhibition is organized in two section: Risorgimento and contemporary history and ethnography.

Piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1
Phone: +39 031 252550
Fax: +39 031 268053

Opening hours
From Tuesday to Sunday
10 am – 6 pm
Last admission at 5.30 pm
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, January 6th, April 21st, November 1st, December 25th and 26th
Open on April 22nd

Full price € 4
Reduced price € 2
Groups minimum 15 people
Children from 6 to 17 years
Senior over 70 years
Special fares € 10
Museums pass: Museo Giovio, Museo Garibaldi, Tempio Voltiano, Pinacoteca valid for two consecutive days
Family pass: two adults and two children 6-17 years
Free admission
Children under 6 years
Severely disabled people + accompanying person
Journalists and tour guides whit valid certificate
Card musei Lombardia
ICOM members

Free admission days
March 24th, FAI Spring Day
May 18th, International Museums Day
August 31st, Patron Saint
National Family’s Day


Discover the Risorgimento section of the History Museum

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The Ethnographic Section

The ethnographic section of the History Museum in Como

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Find out more about how to consult the archives of the Como Museums

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