This museum is located in the former refectory, kitchen and cellars of Saint Columban monastery and is set up as a journey through the history of the Abbey and the city. Multimedia and audio-visual locations tell the story of Saint Columban and his life, the activities of the scriptorium, monasticism and the story of the city itself. Above the main entrance is the motto of Saint Columban’s Rule: “Ne Quid Nimis” (not too much, no excess) which reminds all to be sober and to exercise restraint with food.

Inside there is the beautiful twelfth century tile decoration, the remarkable recovered floor, and a fifteenth century fresco that represents the Crucifixion with Saint Columban and Saint Benedict.


Saturday: 10.30am-12.30, 3.30pm– 6.30 pm and Sunday: 10.30 am – 12:30 and 3.30pm– 6pm


From November to March:

Saturday: 3.30pm– 6pm and Sunday: 10am – 12:30 and 3.30pm– 6pm

April – May – June – September – October:

Saturday an Sunday : 10am – 12:30 and 3.30pm– 6.30pm

July and August

from Wednesday to Sunday: 10am-12.30, 3.30pm-6.30pm


Full price ticket: € 3,00

Reduced price ticket: € 2, 00 (over 65, children from 7 to 14 years old, groups at least of 10 people)