Lucca – Birth Home Museum of Giacomo Puccini

The Birth Home, transformed into a museum back in 1979, reopened to the public on September 13, 2011. Important renovations reconfigured the original layout of the home and created a completely renewed exhibit. The museum preserves original furniture, precious objects which belonged to the composer, such as the Steinway & Sons piano on which he composed Turandot, autograph scores of youthful compositions (his first work, Preludio a orchestra, rediscovered in 1999, the Mass for four voices dated 1880), many letters from and to Puccini (those from Giulio Ricordi are particularly noteworthy), framed pictures, photographs, sketches, memorabilia and important documents showing the composer’s work, such as page proofs of the librettos of Tosca and The Girl of the Golden West, rich in autograph notations and musical sketches. From the donated collections, the costume of Turandot stands out—based on a sketch by Umberto Brunelleschi, worn by Maria Jeritza in the first staging of the opera at the Metropolitan Opera of New York (1926). Thanks to an agreement with Ricordi & C., in a room of the Museum named the “Salotto Ricordi”, it is possible to admire temporary exhibitions of priceless materials from the Archivio Storico Ricordi.

Opening times:

from April to October 10 am – 6 pm

from November to March 11 am – 5 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except for holidays) and on December 25


adults: € 7,00

concession: € 5,00

under 18 and over 65 years old; students up to 26 years old, residents of the City of Lucca, disabled visitors, institutions with special agreements

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Brochure in English of Birth House of Puccini

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