You can book your visit and/or pay for your ticket on this page. You can also book your visit by calling 0382 986220, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00.

You can buy your ticket online and book your visit to any of the university museums. You can also book by sending an email specifying the name of the museum to the address

If you come to the museum without booking and the museum is full to capacity, you will be given a number to hold your place in the queue so you do not need to wait in line.
Access will be allowed also without a mask.
However, visitors are advised to wear a mask in the event of large crowds or where restricted spaces do not allow adequate distances to be maintained.

Please use the separate entrance and exit routes. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed at several points throughout the museum.

You can also book with Affluences, a free app downloadable from Apple Store or Play Store (or on your PC at Affluences gives you real time information on queue waiting time and the number of visitors already in the museum; as well as the weather forecast for the rest of the day so you can come when it best suits you. You will find everything you need to book in advance (opening times, practical information, ongoing and upcoming events, and online ticketing).


Adults 27-64 years old

€ 6,00

The full ticket gives you access to all the museums in the University Museums System within one month of your first visit.


Young people 6-26 years old (University of Pavia students free of charge)
Adults over 65 years old
School groups accompanied by a teacher
Groups of at least 10
University of Pavia staff
Members of the Associazione Amici dell’Orto Botanico
Members of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies

€ 4,00


Children 0-5 years old
University of Pavia students
Disabled visitors and one accompanier
Badged tour guides, accompaniers, and interpreters
Teachers accompanying school groups
Badged journalists
Members of the International council of museums (ICOM)
Members of the Associazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici
Musei Lombardia/Valle d’Aosta annual membership/ticket holders
“Nati con la Cultura” card holders


Ticket valid for entry to one museum (see below) for one year from the date of issue.
[also available for the other museums in the University Museums System: the Golgi Museum, the Museum of Electrical Technology, the Museum of Archeology, the Pavia University Museum of History, and the Botanical Gardens].

€ 15,00


Ticket valid for entry to six museums (see below) for one year from the date of issue.
Golgi Museum – Piazza Botta, 10 – Pavia
Museum of Electrical Technology – Via Adolfo Ferrata, 6 – Pavia
Museo of Archeology – Corso Strada Nuova, 65 – Pavia
Kosmos Museum – Piazza Botta, 9 – Pavia
Pavia University Museum of History – Corso Strada Nuova, 65 – Pavia
Botanical Gardens – Via Sant’Epifanio, 14 – Pavia

€ 20,00

Opening times

Museum opening times:
Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Friday 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 10.00 – 18.00

Last admission at 5:30 pm

The museum is closed on:
the 25th of December, Easter, the 1st of May and the 15th of August.

How to get here.

The Kosmos Museum is on the ground floor of Palazzo Botta 9, in the historical center of Pavia.
The building is situated in the limited traffic zone (ZTL), and access is monitored by traffic cameras.


Pavia is well connected to Milan, Piemonte, Liguria, Toscana and the south of France.
The train station is a five-minute walk from the Kosmos Museum.


Leave autostrada A7 at the BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD exit or the GROPELLO-PAVIA SUD exit. Follow directions for the centre of Pavia.
Leave autostrada A21 at the BRONI-STRADELLA exit. Follow directions for the centre of Pavia.
Leave autostrada A21 at the CASALPUSTERLENGO exit. Follow directions for the centre of Pavia.

Paid parking is available in the vicinity outside the limited traffic zone (ZTL) in viale Matteotti, viale Cesare Battisti, via Palestro, viale Nazario Sauro, piazza Petrarca, and the Area Cattaneo car park. There is a free car park in viale Indipendenza, 1.5 km away.


You can get to the vicinity of the Kosmos museum on the number 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 buses.
The interurban coach station in viale Trieste is a five-minute walk from the Kosmos museum.

Kosmos Unipv