Open all year
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cortile della Maddalena, Alba (CN).
Entrance from Piazzale Giovanni Falcone, 1.
TRUFFLE MUSEUM OF ALBA
The musem path
Mudet museum is located inside the building surrounding the Cortile della Maddalena, the city’s historical complex overlooking the main road, via Vittorio Emanuele II. The area is organised on two floors: on the ground floor, in addition to the reception and ticket office, there will be a sales point and a cafeteria. The first floor, instead, hosts the exhibition halls that will accompany visitors on their discovery of the truffle. The museum is developed on 530 square metres that show the several aspects of an extraordinary ground product all year long: the naturalistic, historical, cultural and gastronomic aspects of a hypogean mushroom that has managed to make a name for itself worldwide over the years. The ten halls, split into 4 thematic areas, include a workshop area and describe the world of truffles through 140 metres of graphic illustrations, multimedia devices and a collection of over fifty thematic items on display.
A photographic project by Steve McCurry
Since its opening, Mudet will host a photographic project by Steve McCurry, represented in Italy exclusively by the Sudest57 agency in Milan. The exhibition – created ad hoc for the museum itself – will be produced as part of the layout of the Truffle Museum by the City of Alba, with the coordination and collaboration of the National Centre for Truffle Studies and the contribution of the Piedmont Region. A series of shots by the famous American photographer – with portraits of truffle hunters from all the provinces of the region, with the whole of Piedmont represented – will be part of the permanent display. The exhibition, curated by Maurizio Beucci, will be named ‘Truffle hunters and their dogs’.
Steve McCurry. Courtesy: Tourism agency Langhe Monferrato Roero
The Alba Truffle Museum is a project realised by the City of Alba with the support of the Piedmont Region, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo and the collaboration of the National Truffle Study Centre, the Cavour Piedmontese Regional Enoteca, the Municipality of Montà d’Alba and the Alba Fair Authority.
Information and timetable
The Museum is provided at its entrance with a cafeteria and bookshop open to the public, where the entrance ticket can be purchased.
The Alba Truffle Museum was officially opened on 14 October 2023. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entrance at 6.30 p.m.).
The museum entrance is located in piazzale Giovanni Falcone, 1.
The average visit time is estimated to be around one hour. It is possible to take videos and photos inside the museum, but without the use of flash or professional equipment (e.g. tripods). For the safety of visitors and for reasons of conservation of the items on display, only accompanying dogs for disabled and animals used for pet therapy are permitted entry, subject to presentation of a medical certificate.
The Museum ticket is valid for the whole day, does not need to be booked and costs €5. Free entry for people under 15 years of age and disabled.
In order to provide safety for visitors, the Museum is equipped with a system for estimating the number of people in the exhibition areas, and if the maximum capacity is reached, there may be a few minutes’ wait at the entrance.
Tickets can be purchased at the museum bookshop or online: click here.
Contacts (Municipality of Alba):
Telephone exchange: (+39) 0173.292111