Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is one of Milan’s historic house museums, with their unique collections of art and antiques. It is situated in Milan City Center , in the heart of Milan’s Fashion District and it is one of the top things to do in Milan. The museum can be visited in the afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday. The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum not only offers a 33% discount on entrance with a MilanoCard, but is also part of the Run4FREE offer, where holders of the Milan City Pass have the chance to enter for free. Click here to find out more.
History of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
In the 19th century, the museum was the home of two brothers, Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi. They refurbished their home in the Neo-Renaissance style and began to collect art of the 15th and 16th centuries to adorn their home.
The house remained in the hands of the Bagatti Valsecchi family until 1974, when one of Giuseppe’s children sold the home to the region of Lombardy and created the Bagatti Valsecchi Foundation as custodians of the art collection. The museum opened to the public in 1994 and today is one of the top Milan museum, you can find it on any travel guide like Lonely Planet Milan .
The museum houses an eclectic collection of art and antiques. Today, visitors to the house can look at the important collections of Renaissance furniture, musical instruments, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, clocks, tapestries and arms.
The museum is keen to welcome visitors of all ages and regularly runs events. These include free guided tours, children’s treasure hunts, family time and dramatic guided tours, when you will be greeted by Fausto and his doorkeeper and escorted round the house.
Where else to visit
If you enjoy your visit to the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, during your Milan sightseeing you don’t miss out on the rest of the historic house museums. The Necchi Campiglio Villa, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and the Boschi Di Stefano House Museum all have their own unique character and stunning collections.
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum , Via Gesù 5
Opening hours: 1-5.45pm Tue, Wed & Fri-Sun, to 9pm Thu