The National Museum of Palazzo Mansi

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Palazzo Mansi
Address: 

Via Galli Tassi, 43

Phone: 
0583-55570

The National Museum of Palazzo Mansi, an actual museum and residence, is an example of the homes of the merchants of Lucca. Transformed in the late 17th century by the Mansi family in "state rooms" and decorated according to the prevailing baroque style, today it is as an important example of "museum within a museum".

Within this typical house of Lucca, which retains much of the original furnishings and precious tapestries from Brussels, there is an art gallery with paintings of the Italian schools and of foreign artists from the 16th to the 18th century.

On the second floor there are rooms devoted to the 19th century and the 20th century. Where there used to be the kitchens, is now the weaving workshop "Maria Niemack", which contains frames and tools form the 19th and 20th century.

Timetable: 

Monumantal apartment
From Tuesday to Saturday:
- two entrances in the morning hours scheduled at 9.30 am and 11.30 am;
- two entrances in the afternoon time scheduled at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm;
Sundays, holidays and Monday closed.

Textile Collections Section
From Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30am to 7:3 pm, last admission at 7:00pm, the section dedicated to men's and women's historical clothing of the Textile Collections can be visited
Tuesdays - from 2:00pm to 6:00pm - and Thursdays - 10:00am to 2:00pm: the public can visit the textile workshop where the looms are preserved for the ancient technique of rustic weaving
Fridays - from 3:00pm to 7:00pm - and Saturdays - from 9:00am to 1:00pm: open the section of the textile collections, which includes clothes, liturgical furnishings and a selection of fragments part of the collection of Coptic fabrics donated to the museum by the family Tongiorgi.
For groups, accompanied by a tour guide, you can make a visit to the textile collections also on other days beyond those indicated by booking in advance by calling the ticket office of the Palazzo Mansi Museum

Prices: 

Adults € 4,00
Concessions: € 2,00
Combo of the two national museums € 6.50,  reduced € 3.25
Free entrance for people under 18 years old
Additional concessions according to current regulations

Guided tours by appointment: Schools: sbapsae-lu.museilucchesi@beniculturali.it - ​​Groups: phone 0039 0583 55570

Accessibility: 

Visitors with mobility issues can only visit part of the Museum

Paid parking is available near Palazzo Mansi:

  • Cittadella P1
  • ex Caserma Lorenzini P2