Museum First World War, Gorizia

The Museum of the First World War is located in the Northeastern part of Italy, Gorizia, on the Slovenian border.

You find the museum, if you go through the centre of Gorizia to the fortress (Borgo Castello), on the hill.

The museum "Museo della Redenzione (museum of liberation)" was opened on the 8th July 1924. The idea came from Giovanni Cossar, who also did the collection work, which already started during the war.

The museum was totally updated in the year 1938 and renamed to "Museo della Guerra e della Redenzione (war and liberation museum)".

The museum was destroyed in a flood in 1983, but repaired and re-opened on the 16th July 1990 in the Borgo Castello Gorizia.

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The Borgo Castello, the fortress in Gorizia, where the museum is located.

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The museum on the right.

borgo castello gorizia museum of the first world war

The first room in the bunker of the fortress. It's shown the way into the war and the situation before the conflict.

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The Italian uniform of the first world war.

borgo castello gorizia museum of the first world war

Austrian-Hungarian dugout during the war.

borgo castello gorizia museum of the first world war

Looks like Italian machine gun.

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Austrian carbine.

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Photos of the conflict.

If you are interested in history and the first world war, the museum is worth to visit. The museum is signposted in Italian, but you will receive an information in German or English language.

Entrance fee: 3.50 EUR (June 2006)