The initiative, curated by CoopCulture for the Province of Avellino, is an invitation to spend Christmas together with an ever new cultural offer that includes reading and music meetings, thematic visits, educational activities, creative workshops, special events and new paths to discover our ancient and recent history, according to a well-established, highly successful formula. And there will be a surprise for families who want to spend a fun day at the Museum!

It starts Friday, December 13, at 6.00 pm, with the first appointment of “Music between the lines” at the monumental Bourbon Prison. Special meetings by the journalist Antonella Russoniello that together with artists from Irpinia and Campania (but not only) will talk about books and music stories.
Saturday, December 14th, at 17.30, we move to the Archaeological Section in the Palace of Culture in Corso Europa for the thematic route to discover the 400 nativity scenes from the world that inaugurates the program of “Tours with tea”. A warm surprise awaits all participants!
In the Christmas program essential are the workshops for the little ones and a moment dedicated to the whole family with the recreational-educational activities of “The Museum of the Festivals” and the Family Game scheduled between the two sites of the Museum.
Starting from the festive period, the Irpino Museum opens its spaces with wider hours and several days of
opening from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm All public services will be carried out by the specialized staff of educational operators at the Bourbon Prison monumental complex from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00; and to the Archaeological Section from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and Saturday afternoon from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm, guaranteeing guided visits by appointment also on the other afternoons of the week.

Complete program

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TOUR WITH TEA
Special thematic visits to the two sites of the Museum
New special occasions that invite you to learn about the history of Irpinia through the heritage of its museum center. Not just guided tours but re-reading routes of spaces and collections to (re) discover, through the story, the charm of our past. And at the end a special thanks.

Palace of Culture, Corso Europa
Saturday, December 14th, 5.30pm
The 400 nativity scenes from the world

Monumental complex, Bourbon prison
Thursday 19 December, 5.30pm
The party dress. The fashion of the 800 between the models and the paintings of the Museum

booking recommended
max 30 partecipant
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MUSIC AMONG THE LINES
Books and music stories edited by Antonella Russoniello
Special meetings to talk about music through the books of Irpinia or Campania authors (but not only) that, directly or indirectly, tell us of their great passion for the music and writing and let us know some artist, genre or period in a way fun in form but rigorous in content.

Monumental complex, Bourbon prison
Friday, December 13th, 6.00pm
Carlo Crescitelli,
Walking with the Airman, ed. The Terebinth

Friday 20 December, 6.00 pm
Donato Zoppo,
Somethings. The Beatles 1969 is a legendary song,
GM Press publisher

Friday 3 January, 6.00pm
Vincenzo Rossini,
Unadimille – 1000 Italian songs told, Arcana Edizioni
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THE MUSEUM OF PARTIES

Educational activities and workshops for children aged 6 to 12 years

STORITOMBOLA
Bourbon Prison monumental complex
Saturday 21 December, 17.00

An unusual Christmas bingo to discover the history of Italy playing with numbers!
Recreational and educational activities for children aged 6 to 12 years
booking recommended
max 20 partecipant

TO THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS. THE MYTH OF THE INVITED SUN
Palace of Culture, Corso Europa
Monday, December 23, 10.30 am

Educational workshop for creative writing
Ages 6 to 10 years
booking recommended
max 20 partecipant

THE “PORTAFORTUNA” MUSEUM
Bourbon Prison monumental complex
Thursday 2 January, 10.30 am

For the new year, we will make an amulet that will bring us so much luck!
Age 8-12 years
booking recommended
max 20 partecipant
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FAMILY GAME
Team game for families

Bourbon Prison monumental complex
Saturday 4 January, 10.30am

A journey through quiz games, skill tests and artifact hunts, to discover the beauties, secrets and curiosities of the Risorgimento Museum. A fun one opportunity to play with the whole family, while discovering the fascinating story of the nineteenth century told through the finds of the Museum.

The activities are completely free, taken care of by CoopCulture  and promoted by Province of Avellino.
Children can participate in up to two workshops to give ample opportunity of participation.

Maximum punctuality is appreciated, with children already present at the Museum given the priority.

Booking is strongly recommended.