Belzoni Historical Museum at Padua
The Belzoni Historical Museum at Padua is a museum-laboratory that holds more than 400 scientific tools mainly dated around the time of the foundation of ‘G.B.Belzoni’ school in 1869, and also some items dating from the second half of the 18th century. The double name of ‘museum’ and ‘laboratory’ is due to the fact that the recently furnished rooms of the building will display the collection of instruments used by the Physics Cabinet in ideal pursuit of the main aim of this museum, that is to preserve the memory of scientific learning and knowledge. In this respect, the museum stands both as a collection of items, some of which very important, and as the place for experimentation and for the exchange and development of ideas, and fully meets the requirements of a modern museum that, beside spreading knowledge, should as well represent a dynamic experience for visitors. This museum offers the great opportunity to do research and improve the knowledge of the subject also using the tools provided in the school laboratories and studying the old and modern books kept in the school library. The museum is located in the old cloister of the 14th-century church and nunnery of St Ann. The century-old history of the buildings is proved both by some stone inscriptions kept here, and by several documents at Padua State Archive which tell of the reconstruction in 1303 of a Romanesque church built before 1276.
Via Speroni Sperone 39, Padova
Tel +39 049 655157
Fax +39 049 8755385