A journey through Brescia’s history, art and spirituality, from prehistoric times to the present day

Unique in Italy and in Europe due to its display concept and location, this museum set in a monastic complex of Longobard origin, offers a journey through Brescia’s history, art and spirituality from prehistoric times to the present day across an exhibition area of approximately 14,000 square metres.

UNESCO World Heritage

Since 25 June 2011, the monumental complex of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia and the Roman Brescia Archaeological Park have been included in the World Heritage List, promoted by UNESCO in the serial site “The Longobards in Italy. The Places of Power (568–774 CE)”.

In fact, numerous traces of the early medieval phases are preserved in the area (ceramic kilns, burials, modest houses) which testify to the long life of this area.

Santa Giulia 360°

360° photographs by © Pietro Madaschi, Italy – www.360visio.com courtesy of Fondazione Brescia Musei

 

Collection

Laid out on approximately 14,000 square metres, and displayed in chronological order, is a display of about 12,000 works, tracing the history of Brescia from the third millennium BCE to the Renaissance.

The works, found in the city and its surroundings, or coming from bequests from Brescian collectors, are organised in chronological and thematic order. Those exhibited in the archaeological sections refer to monumental architecture of ancient Brixia, which can be visited in the nearby Archaeological Park. Among the works exhibited in Santa Giulia, some are of universal value, due to their rarity and historical importance, such as the bronze head portraits, the late antique ivory diptychs, and the Cross of Desiderius.

Exhibitions and Events

Information

We recommend buying tickets before the visit, as current regulations allow only a limited number of visitors.

 

For conservation reasons, the temperature in the museum rooms is maintained at around 20°C. Visitors are therefore advised to bring an over garment for use during the visit.

Pricing

Full price

€ 10,00
Groups (from 10 to 20 people) and affiliates

€ 7,50
14-18 years old, the over-65, university and academy students
€ 5,50
6-13 years old, schools, university students in groups of min. 10 people, disabled person (with disability up to 75%) + free companion

€ 3,00
Children up to 5 years old, licensed tourist guides, journalists and publicists (upon presentation of their professional association membership card), disabled persons (with disabilities up to 75%) and their companions, ICOM members, 1 group leader per group, 2 teachers per school group
Free of charge
Subscriptions (Brescia Card and Abbonamento Musei Lombardia)

Free of charge
University Thursdays (free admission for students from Brescia universities, every Thursday afternoon at 14.00)

Free of charge
Brescia University students with drawing tools to make copies of the works
Free of charge
On the occasion of one’s birthday (on presentation of ID only)
Free of charge
If you present a ticket from this museum at other civic museums, on the same day and before 17.00, a reduction will be applied


Combined ticket for Santa Giulia Museum + Brixia Roman archaeological area

Full price

€ 15,00
Reduced
€ 10,00
6-13 years old
€ 4,50
Free of charge
€ 0,00

Opening times

Last admission at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday (all non-holiday Mondays)
Closed

Information and booking

Should purchasing tickets online prove impossible we recommend contacting the CUP – Centro Unico Prenotazioni Booking Centre (Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or checking the website www.bresciamusei.com to see current reservations.

T. 030 2977833
T. 030 2977834
E. cup@bresciamusei.com

Getting here

via Musei, 81/b – Brescia

By Bus and subway

  • by bus: check bus routes on the Brescia Mobilità website
  • by subway: Piazza Vittoria stop + a 15-minute walk

By Taxi

Radio Taxi Brixia
tel. (+39) 030.35111

Car parking

  • Arnaldo, piazzale Arnaldo
  • Goito, via Spalto San Marco
  • Fossa Bagni, via Lombroso
  • Agip, Piazza Vittoria
  • Castellini, via Castellini

To visualise all the parking areas and the ZTL areas (zones of restricted circulation) please check the Brescia Mobilità website

Bicimia

Go to the Brescia Mobilità website to discover this bike service

By Train

From Brescia train station:

  • on foot: 20-minute walk, direction Piazza Duomo and via Musei
  • by subway: Vittoria stop + 10-minute walk

By Plane

Gabriele D’Annunzio Brescia Airport
(20 Km from Brescia)

Orio Al Serio Bergamo Airport
(56 Km from Brescia)

Valerio Catullo Verona Airport
(70 Km from Brescia)