The history of human settlements from the first Neolithic and Enolithic archaeological evidence to post-Renaissance glass and ceramics found during the excavations for the new town hospital are presented through an effective exposition based on chronological criteria.
Educational panels allow extra information.
Local archaeological tour available.
Early Middle Ages
Inside the first cabinets, important artefacts like the reproduction of a wheel belonging to the stilt houses of Lagoni di Mercurago are displayed, the area remained active during almost the whole Bronze Age (XVII – XIII century B.C.).
IV – VII century B.C. - Everyday Medieval objects have been accidentally found in Paruzzaro.
A large collection of coins is displayed inside the Museum.
There are several local Roman Age finds among which the statue of a matron whose image has been used as symbol of the Museum.
Inside the second and the third cabinets are the grave goods from the Celtic necropolis of Dormelletto (Second Iron age IV - I century B.C.); very interesting are the bronze bangles and anklets.
The First Iron Age (IX- V century B.C.) is represented by grave goods of the Golasecca Culture coming from Castelletto Ticino and the area of the Lagoni as well as by several ceramic fragments from Castelletto Ticino and Arona.
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