First World War Museum – Gorizia
Photographs, objects and documents of the First World War
The Museum of the Great War in Gorizia takes up the basement of two ancient dwellings in Borgo Castello.
The exhibition is divided into 9 rooms. It exhibits photographs, objects, documents almost all collected in the field or from donations from soldiers’ heirs accompanied by multimedia applications recalling the experience of the war.
The everyday life during the war is the dominant theme of the exhibition and represents both the life of the soldiers and of the civilians.
The soldiers’ experience, regardless of their uniform, is marked by bloody battles and long stay in the trenches. Experience that is effectively reproduced in a room where visitors pass through accompanied by a sound reproducing the deafening noise of gunfire, explosions and screams.
The experience of civilians is represented in the room dedicated to the city of Gorizia, a city “on the front line”, with the inhabitants forced to take refuge in the cellars for fear of the bombings that have hammered the city for thirty months. The narrative is mainly focused on the Isonzo front.
Other war themes are also represented: one room is dedicated to old installations from 1924 and 1938 and another to technological innovation of weaponry.
The museum is dedicated to the “memory” of the war and the fallen of all conflicts and is also a tool to make the history and the main social problems of the First World War known.
For this reason, a whole room is dedicated to the year 1917 with an in-depth study on the war prisoners.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7pm
Closed on Monday.
For further info and booking please call +39 348 1304726 or send an email>>>
It is recommended to wear a safety mask and to keep an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter.
Photos from the Facebook page of the Provincial Museums of Gorizia
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