Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Volkskunde

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Where history lives again

The Folklore Museum in Dietenheim near Bruneck lies in the heart of the Pustertal valley. It shows the environment of the everyday life of rural population of the past – from the landed gentry and the self-sustaining peasantry to the day labourers. The centrepiece is the baroque Mair am Hof residence with its stately rooms and ethnological collections. The appendant farm building houses numerous agricultural implements and vehicles.
The open-air site containing old, original farmhouses, craft workshops, farm gardens and domestic animals invites visitors to stay and recounts the everyday life of earlier times.

ceramic tableware

Ceramic tableware from the Pustertal


Special exhibition
from 26th May to 31st October 2017

From the 18th to the 20th century the Pustertal was important for Tyrolean pottery because of the local clay deposits.

The hand-manufactured ceramic tableware provides information about the regional food culture and about the changes in the working world and life forms in a peasant region.

Photo: Hermann Maria Gasser

Summer programme

Summer programme


Old handicrafts
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
from 18th July to 30th August

Bread baking
every Thursday
from 3rd to 31st August

Scythe Mowing
Sunday, 13th August

Flyer summer programme

More information

Photo: Hermann Maria Gasser


Open air site

Open-air site

A unique experience for the whole family:

Three hectares of the green area invite to see translocated original farmhouses, craft workshops and cottage gardens.

Have fun playing at the games for children located in the area of the museum and at the historic bowling lane!

Photo: Hermann Maria Gasser