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Piazza San Biagio 9
6500 Bellinzona



Office +41 (0)58 203 17 30

Museum +41 (0)58 203 17 31

Museum Opening Hours


Wednesday - Thursday

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, Saturday and public holidays

10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Admission fee         


  • Adults: CHF 12.-
  • Reduced price: CHF 8.00 OASI, registered disabled, TCI (Touring Club Italiano), Club Rete 2, IoInsegno and groups starting from 10 people

  • 30% reduction: CHF 8.40 Ticino Ticket and Bellinzona Pass

  • Free Entry  Children and joung people  ≤ 16 year, students, press, Friends of Villa dei Cedri, Reiffeisen Card (MemberPlus), Swiss Museums Pass and following members of ICOM, SMA, ASHHA, VISARTE, SIK-ISEA, MACT/CACT, SSPBC, SGS and IAA

It's possible to pay in Euros and with credit/debit cards.
Click here to buy your ticket online

Accessibility: the Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
You can however contact us on 058/203 17 30/31 (at least 7 working days in advance) to arrange for a special service with a stair lift to guarantee access to the first floor. Access by car to the front of the museum will be authorized.

Library Opening Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Visitors also permitted during Museum opening hours subject to appointment

Opening Hours of the gardens 
Summer: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm (from 1 April to 30 September)

Winter: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm (from 1 October to 31 March)

How to reach the Museum



From Bellinzona FFS follow down Viale Stazione then via Lugano (map).

Distance: 20 min. (1,6 km).

With public transports

From Bellinzona FFS: bus line nr. 3, direction S. Antonino (Centri Commerciali), stop Isolabella. Then 4 minutes walk (map).  

Distance: 15 min. Timetable


By car

From South: Highway A9, direction Como - San Gottardo.                              

Exit: 47 – Bellinzona SUD (Camorino) 4 km. Map

From North: Highway A2, direction San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italia.                                   

Exit: 45 – Bellinzona NORD (Arbedo) 6.3 km. Map

Parking: There is a public pay car park on Piazza San Biagio, in front of the entrance to the Museum’s garden. However, the number of parking spaces is limited. The nearest public covered car park is the Via della Cervia near Piazza Indipendenza in the city centre. Parking spaces are available in the blue zone (compulsory parking disc) in the district, for free parking for a maximum of one hour from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Directive Board Bellinzona Musei

Renato Bison, President

Juri Clericetti

Vito Lo Russo

Sara Pellegrini

Manuela Kahn-Rossi, President scientific committee

Carole Haensler Huguet, director Bellinzona Musei, advisory vote only


Scientific committee

Manuela Kahn-Rossi, President

Julie Enckell Julliard, HEAD - Geneva

Chiara Gatti, indipendant art historian

Sandra Gianfreda, Kunsthaus Zürich

Antonia Nessi, Musée d'art et d'histoire Neuchâtel


Museum’s staff

Carole Haensler 

Scientific collaborator

Claudia Gaggetta


Rossana Mangiagli


Art Education

Barbara Fibbioli, Head of Art Education



Technical Staff

Isabella Margnetti, Building Services and Head of Museum Attendant

Jean-Baptiste Audollent, museum’s technician

Michèle Andrey, Head of reception service

Francesca Cortesi, reception

Giada Muto, reseption

Ugo Forner, Museum Attendant

William Odun, Museum Attendant