Sant'Antonio Maria Zaccari, 4, 26100 Cremona
Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special openings 2023:
- Easter: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Angel Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- € 10.00 full cumulative ticket, valid for Diocesan Museum, Baptistery and Torrazzo/Museo Verticale, with 24 h validity
- € 8.00 reduced cumulative ticket for groups* over 15 participants, valid for the entire Diocesan museum pole.
- € 5.00 special schools*, valid for the entire diocesan museum pole
- € 5.00 special Monday at the Torrazzo. Valid only for the Torrazzo/Vertical Museum.
The Museum, through a specific exhibition path organized in a not-chronological but thematic itinerary, shows the path of the Catholic Church along the Centuries in the worship, in the catechism, in the culture and in the charity actions.
More than 120 artworks divided in seven sections which deal with topics like:
- the origins of Cremona’s Church: in this section are contained some of the most ancient artistic masterpieces which has been preserved till today, like the polychrome mosaic coming from the first Early-Christian Cathedral built in the town between the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th Century a.C.
- the incarnation and the mystery of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God: the mystery of the Incarnation and of the maternity of the Holy Lady are some of the themes treated in this section through the different iconography like the Annunciation, the Madonna of the People and the Nativity, in which the protagonist is the Mother of Jesus;
- the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: pain and salvation analyzing the paintings and admiring the Great Cross of the Cathedral;
- the Intercession of the Saints: St. Omobono, patron saint of Cremona, is one of the most important protagonists of this section;
- the room of the Panel Painting of St.Agatha: fundamental artwork in the evolution of the painting culture of the Northern Italy from the 13th to the 14th Century.
- the room of the Visconti Treasure from Pizzighettone: this legacy contains artworks connected to the historical events which involved Cremona’s territory from the 14th to the 16th Century highlighting the relationship of Cremona’s territory with the Lords of Milan and with the French King Francis I of Valois.
The collection of the Museum is enriched by more or less twenty-five artworks owned by the Foundation Arvedi Buschini.
In the Diocesan Museum of Cremona Art, Faith, neoclassical and contemporary architecture are the protagonists of an intense dialogue able to create a unique visual experience.