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Museums and galleries



The Jews’ presence in Ferrara dates back at least until the 12th Century and thanks to the religious tolerance of the Este family the community grew, welcoming refugee groups of Ashkenazi from the German Empire territories and later, Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal.

Giovanni Boldini Museum

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Boldini Museum is dedicated to the Ferrarese painter who lived between 1842 and 1931.

Pavilion of Contemporary Art

The Pavilion REOPENS on July 3rd with a new exhibition dedicated to the painters of the Po Valley

Museum of Casa Romei

Casa Romei reopens to the public from Saturday, September 12th

Museum of rural life

The Museum of rural life was created through the cooperation of Mr. Guido Scaramagli and the Municipality of Ferrara.

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is closed to the public until further notice.

National Picture Gallery

The National Picture Gallery HAS REOPENED to the public

Cathedral Museum

The Cathedral Museum REOPENS to the public on Saturday June 20th

Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery

The Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery houses important, prestigious temporary exhibitions organised in collaboration with Ferrara Arte,...

MEIS Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah

At the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah is open the permanent exhibition "Jews, an Italian history" . Works of art, objects, multimedia videos and reproductions, to discover the history of Jews in Italy from the era of ancient Rome to the Renaissance. From September 22nd REOPENS to the public the exhibition "1938: HUMANITY DENIED" by Giovanni Grasso and Paco Lanciano.

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum reopens to the public on July, 14th

Museum of Palazzo Schifanoia

The Room of the Months and the Hall of Virtues have REOPENED to the public.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 'Filippo De Pisis'

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. Exposition begins with two works by Mario Sironi: Justice and Mural Composition.

Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza

The Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Museo dell'Ottocento

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Museum of the Ottocento begins with three rooms chiefly dedicated to religious subjects (Giovanni Pagliarini Madonna and Child) and historical ones (Gaetano Turchi Torquato Tasso in Sant’Anna).

Lapidary Museum

The Lapidary Museum, housed in the ex-church of Santa Libera, has a rich collection of Roman works in marble from the province of Ferrara. THE MUSEUM HAS REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC.


Valli di Argenta Museum

The Casino di Campotto is a rural building situated at the entrance to the Oasis in via Cardinala.

Water scooping plant of Saiarino and Museum of Land Reclamation

The Museo della Bonifica, situated at the Saiarino Pumping Station is an exemple of an industrial archaeology museum, where you can admire the complex mechanical system of land reclamation of the early 1900s.

Civic Museum

The Civic Museum of Argenta, opened in 1973 in the church of San Domenico, is home to the picture gallery...


Museo Civico Archeologico "G. Ferraresi"

The museum documents the rich history of Bondeno's territory.

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