Varese, Civic museum of Villa Mirabello
Set up in 1871, it became a civic museum in 1888. In 1970 there opened here the Pinacoteca di Arte lombarda.While above all an archaeological museum, with subsequent donations, the Museo di Villa Mirabello came to possess works from the 7th to the 20th century.
The museum is also home to the Centro Studi Preistorici and the Associazione Amici dei Musei Civici, which perform educational and promotional activity.
The sections of the museum are as follows: Prehistory; Archaeology; pre-Roman and Roman; Natural History; the Risorgimento; the Resistance; Art Gallery.
Opening Times: from June to September, Tuesday-Sunday 9.30 am-12.30 noon/2.00 pm-5.00 pm; from October to May, Tuesday-Saturday 9.30 am-12.30 noon/2.00 pm-5.30 pm and Sunday 9.30 am-12.30 noon/2.00 pm-6.00 pm. Closed Mondays.