Museum ID Card

Museum ID Card


Name: Priabona Paleontology Museum, or Priabonian Study Centre

Date of birth: 1989.

Contents: numerous fossils, including microfossils from the Priabonian stratotype, illustrations, unusual viewing systems, a small library, a wolverine skull, hundreds of fossil teeth of tropical fish, and, last but not least, a reassembled elk skeleton

Management: the museum is run by a group of volunteers, and acquisitions are funded by Monte di Malo Municipality.

Location: Priabona, a village in Monte di Malo municipality, Vicenza Province, north-east Italy. The entrance to the museum is in the piazza in front of Priabona Parish Church.

Opening times: to the public on the first Sunday of the month, from 3 pm to 6 pm (except for important feast days). The museum can also be visited during guided nature walks; schools, groups and families may visit by appointment.


Dimensions: the museum has three rooms, each one covering a different topic.

How to get there: follow this link to Google Maps.

GPS coordinates: 45.634023,11.372963

Distinguishing features: the museum has an enthusiastic team of guides who are able to fire the imagination of young children. It is also visited by students and academics from Italian and European universities.

Statistics: the museum receives over 3000 visitors a year and the majority leave an appreciative comment in the Visitors’ Book.