1) NAME AND CONTACTS
Museum of the Battle and History of Anghiari
Piazza Mameli, 1-2 I-52031 Anghiari AR
2) THE MUSEUM
The Museum of the Battle and History of Anghiari is the historical and interactive museum of this Tuscan town. It is the museum that celebrates the painting of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo Da Vinci and the History of Anghiari. It has collections ranging from prehistory to the 18th century, from prehistoric tools to Anghiari’s famous firearms. The centre of the exhibition is the section dedicated to the Battle of Anghiari which tells the story of the unfinished painting by Leonardo Da Vinci and the historical importance of the battle itself. The museum is an introduction to the Landscape of Anghiari and the starting point for tourist-cultural routes in the area. The sections of the museum are a) Front office – administration b) Bookshop/gift shop – info point c) Tiber Valley Room d)Prehistory Room e)Roman Room f)Middle Ages Room g) Battle of Anghiari Room h)Town and Territory Room i)Arms and Pottery Room j) Education/library/meetings Room k) Courtyard garden.
From November 2nd to March 31st open every day: 9:30am – 1pm/2:30pm – 5:30pm. Closed on December 25th; From April 1st to November 1st open every day: 9:30am – 1pm/2:30pm – 6:30pm.
Full price ticket € 3.50 Reduced price ticket € 2.50 for Students under 25 years old; over 65s; teachers; Members of the Touring Club; journalists; groups of 15 or more people; companion to disabled visitors; owners of the “Valtiberina Museum Pass”. Free for children under 14 years old; ICOM Members; tour guides; Edumusei card; disabled. It can be possible for school trips, tours or events to visit the Museum outside the usual opening hours – advance booking is required.
Accessibility. The museum is partially accessible for the disabled. The basement (front office, bookshop, Tiber Valley Room, info point) and the ground floor (prehistory room, Roman Room, Middle Ages Room) are accessible by ramps. The first and the second floor have limited accessibility using a stair lift with the assistance of the front office staff ( Battle Room, Codes Room, pottery and arms room, reference library/education). The museum is equipped with tactile installations for blind or partially-sighted people, including Braille (entrance, prehistory room). All the information inside the museum is bilingual (Italian and English). The museum offers multimedia equipment to assist with any physical and cultural difficulties.
Storage/cloakroom. Backpacks and other accessories must be left at the front office. Jackets, coats and umbrellas can be left, free of charge, in the spaces provided for that purpose. There is no custody service. The Museum is not liable for any damage or losses. Information.
Opening hours and closing days are posted outside the museum; opening hours, costs and conditions of access are also indicated at the reception, on the website and on social media pages.
Prohibited. Inside the Museum the following are not allowed : - smoking - food and drinks – animals without a leash and entry permission from the front office staff – photographing or filming the exhibits except in special situations or for limited periods of time (events).
Complaints. Any complaints can be forwarded via e-mail to the museum contact address.
4. VISITOR SERVICES
Most of the principal international credit cards (except American express) are accepted. Payments can be made by credit card or by Direct Debit card. Mail order is also available. The bookshop has the same opening hours as the museum. There is free access to the bookshop. Tourism – promotions. The bookshop gives information and promotes local products that may be helpful to the tourists enjoyment of the territory of Anghiari and the Tuscan Tiber Valley using information panels and multimedia tools. Multimedia point for the disabled. The ground floor has computer access with full information about the museum and its exhibitions. Info point. The ticket office staff can give information about the town's historical center, the main museums and monuments and can supply brochures and other information leaflets.
Guided tours. Trained guides are available to give tours of the museum. A minimum of 3 days advance booking is required for tours in Italian and 7 days for tours in English, German, Spanish or French. The price, excluding entrance tickets, for a guided tour in Italian: for a group of 10 or more people is € 3.00 per person; for a group of 9 or less people the price is € 30.00. Rates for other languages available on request.
Educational activities for schools, families and adults. The museum develops and promotes activities for all school levels and is a participant in EDUMUSEI card, promoted by the Region of Tuscany. They are integrated within the educational activities’ programs of the Tiber Valley’s Museums network, that can be consulted on the blog: www.mondodascoprire.blogspot.it. Rates for the activities are available in the blog and where not present please contact the address provided in the blog.
Internships. The museum offers internships and supplementary training for the various sections of its collection. The internships are oriented towards the general public or for educational activities for schools, universities or other institutions.
Costumer satisfaction. The museum uses the Customer Satisfaction Survey Questionnaire of the Region of Tuscany, Museums sector. The questionnaire is filled out on-line by samples of visitors or during awareness campaigns.
Reference library. Access to the reference library for consultation purposes is free to all visitors to the museum. The books should be handled with care. There is no loan service. Access to Storerooms. The museum can give scholars permission to enter the storage rooms and to the non-exhibited collections. Access can only be allowed after a written request has been approved by the Direction or other competent bodies. The request must be sent via e-mail to the museum contact address.
Some rooms in the Museum can be hired for appropriate special events, either free of charge or with a hire fee. Requests must be sent via e-mail to the museum contact address.
Use of the courtyard garden; requests must be sent via e-mail to the museum contact address.
Wi-fi and Internet access. The museum is equipped with an internal wi-fi system which is also accessible outside in the area of Piazza Mameli. There is also a PC station with Internet connection for visitors’ use which is regulated according to current laws.
5. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
The museum is promoting energy saving through the progressive replacement of the museum's lights with others of lower environmental impact; - encourages recycling, which is mandatory on the premises; - promotes responsible use of water resources.