Paleontological Fossil Museum


dove è situato

Corso Vittorio Alfieri, 381


Monday to Friday

From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Tuesday


60 minutes

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For tickets:
+39 014 1592091
+39 340 3506539"



Palazzo Ottolenghi and Museum of the Risorgimento , Guglielminetti Foundation , Palazzo Alfieri , Red Tower , Church of Saint Catherine

Testimony of the wealth of fossil deposits in the area of Asti

The most important collection of fossil cetaceans in Italy and Europe

Discover the bone remains of whales and dolphins from the Pliocene age

The Seat of the Museum

In the evocative rooms and cellars of the 16th-century Palazzo Michelerio, archaeological finds and fossils found in the Asti area are exhibited.

The Museum Exhibitions

In the first part of the exhibition, the general concepts of paleontology are illustrated and, through the testimony of fossils, the main geo-paleontological events that determined the formation of the Asti area are described.

The Most Prestigious Finds

In the second part of the exhibition area, the museum houses a series of finds unique in the world: these are the remains of whales (mystics) and dolphins (odontoceti) attributable to the Pliocene era, ie between 5,3 and 1,8 million years ago, when the entire Po Valley was occupied by the sea.

Among the finds preserved in the museum one of the most relevant is the Whale of San Marzotto d'Asti which is a unique specimen in the world and still being studied today.