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Trieste commercial museum and coffee museum

The Trieste Commercial Museum takes its name from the institution promoted in 1906 by the Chamber of Commerce of Trieste
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The museum, inaugurated in 2005, is located on the main floor of Palazzo Dreher, in Via San Nicolò. The building was designed between 1909 and 1910 by the Viennese architect Emil Bressler and re-adapted in 1928-1929 to host the "New Stock Exchange" by Trieste's architect Gustavo Pulitzer-Finali, founder of the Italian modern maritime interior design.

In the various rooms visitors will find documents and artefacts that belong to the history of Trieste's Chamber of Commerce, established by Maria Theresa of Austria in 1755; they will also have the chance to admire the tools used to check goods and the product laboratory as well as the sections dedicated to the sea and the port.

The Museum of Commerce also hosts the Coffee Museum of Trieste, founded in 2001. Originally located in the Lloyd tower, its exhibits mainly come from private donations: coffee cups once used in Trieste's historic coffee shops, coffee grinders, artefacts to verify the quality of the coffee and many other interesting items. Over the years, the Coffee Museum has partnered with institutions of other European Countries, including the Peugeot Museum, which originally was a coffee grinder factory. The museum also is involved in the organisation of events such as the Triestespresso Expo, held every two years, and the Trieste Coffee Festival held yearly.
Green Pass from 6 August 2021
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In compliance with the provisions of current regulations, from 6 August 2021 it will be possible to access museums, other institutes and places of culture and exhibitions, shows open to the public, sporting events and competitions, cinemas and theaters, only if you are in possession of a Covid-19 green certification (green pass) which certifies that you have had at least one dose of vaccine or have tested negative. to a molecular or rapid swab in the last 48 hours or to be cured of COVID-19 in the previous six months.


Children under the age of 12 are excluded from the obligation of the Green Pass, and those exempt on the basis of showing suitable medical certification.

The check is carried out by personnel assigned to control services of entertainment and show activities in places open to the public or in public establishments registered in the list referred to in Article 3, paragraph 8, of Law no. 94., through a smartphone set up with the "VerificationC19" app for reading the QR code. The operator is also entitled to ask for an identity document.
Museo Commerciale di Trieste
via San Nicolò 7, II floor
tel. +390406701229/221

Free entry

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