The museum’s collections of war materials began at the end of the First World War through donations from veterans, the families of fallen soldiers and members of the public. In the years that followed new donations were made by national institutions and foreign governments.

Even today numerous donations come from members of the public who wish to preserve objects and documents in their possession (learn how to donate memorabilia).

Over time the museum has extended its interests and collections to other conflicts, from the modern age to the Colonial Wars, the Second World War and the Cold War.

The materials, both exhibited and preserved, include weapons, soldiers’ uniforms and equipment, military vehicles, technical equipment, military objects of daily use, artistic objects, decorations of honour, posters, postcards, diaries and letters.

Marco Leonardi Scomazzoni
Davide Zendri
by appointment

+39 0464 438100

To preserve the collective historical heritage you can donate artefacts or documents to the museum.