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Diego de Henriquez War Museum for Peace

The Henriquez collection of approximately 15,000 inventoried objects, including 2,800 weapons, 24,000 photographs, 287 diaries comprising 38,000 pages, 12,000 books, 2600 posters and leaflets, 500 prints, 470 geographical and topographical maps, 30 archives, 290 music files, 150 pictures and a film archive (with 250 film documents stored at the Istituto Luce in Rome), was bequeathed to the City of Trieste by his heirs in 1983.
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The collection contains documents relating to both World Wars, but the centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War was considered an appropriate time to open the new museum, with most of the available space reserved for exhibits related to that earlier conflict, some of them unique and extraordinary. 
The first part of the museum was opened with an emphasis on inclusivity, as its creator wished. It was not a war museum as commonly understood, but a museum of twentieth century society at war, with its demons and horrors, struggling in hope along the long and difficult path towards a lasting peace.
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The ground floor of the restored main exhibition hall houses a permanent exhibition entitled "1914-1918, THE FUNERAL OF PEACE", dedicated to the history of World War I. It opens with the funeral procession of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, who was assassinated with his wife in Sarajevo on 28 June 28 1914, an event that sparked the Great War. It continues with a display of gunnery and military vehicles of the period, accompanied by explanatory texts and photographs, plus propaganda posters, weapons and other contemporary items. An exhibition on the upper floor, "A Hundred Years of War", summarises the story of Trieste, intertwined with the life of Diego de Henriquez, from the early twentieth century to the present, including World War I, the Fascist period, World War II and final unification with Italy in 1954.
Group booking
The group leader must ensure interpersonal distancing of at least one meter between members, except for cohabiting groups.
In consideration of the organization of the spaces of the individual museum structures, the composition of each group is allowed:

in the maximum number of 15 people for the Revoltella Museum, the Winckelmann Museum of Antiquities, the War Museum for Peace "Diego de Henriquez", the Risiera di San Sabba-National Monument, the Castle of San Giusto - Armeria and Lapidario Tergestino to the Lalio Bastion, Civico Museo del Mare - Sezione Lloyd al Magazzino 26, Orto Botanico;

in the maximum number of 10 people for the "Carlo Schmidl" Theater Museum, the Sartorio Museum, the Museum of Oriental Art, the Museum of the Risorgimento and the Oberdan Memorial, the Documentation Center of the Foiba di Basovizza, the Museum of Natural History;

in the maximum number of 5 people for the Swabian Museum, the Joyce Museum, the Petrarchesco-Piccolomineo Museum.

Reservations (max 1 group every 15 minutes) can be made from the home page of the single Museum which directs interested parties to the Midaticket portal; to the e-mail address of the individual Museum; by calling the Museum directly during opening hours.
Civico Museo Revoltella -

Civico Museo Teatrale "Carlo Schmidl" -

Civico Museo del Castello di San Giusto -

Civico Museo di Guerra per la Pace "Diego de Henriquez" -

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba -

Civico Museo di Storia Naturale -

* with pre-sale right of € 1.00
Museo della Guerra per la Pace Diego de Henriquez (Diego de Henriquez War Museum for Peace)
via Cumano 22
tel. +39 040 675 4699 - +39 040 675 8377

admission fee
opening hours and admission price on the museum website

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