A long tradition of land, furnaces and work
Using a recovered seat from an ancient fountain, the Castel Viscardo's Ethnographic Museum was built by the municipality, with the effective support of the “Gal Trasimeno-Orvietano” and the Umbria Region, assuming at first the name of Terrecotte's Museum. The Museum is a part of the circuit of the “Ecomuseo del Paesaggio Orvietano”.
The main goal is to remember and valorise the work of the "fornaciai" (kilnsmen) of Castel Viscardo, an activity that is typical of the territory starting from the Middle Ages.
The "Castel Viscardo Cotto'' (Castel Viscardo's handmade bricks) is an example of artisanal activity that has been able to adapt to progress while remaining the same: today the bricks molding is rigorously handmade, exactly as it was hundreds of years ago.
During the 2019 the whole Municipal Council approved the change of denomination, into Ethnographic Museum, by virtue of a project to expand the offer which includes the setting up of an Etruscan-Roman room which will host a series of finds from the archeological excavations of the Municipal Territories. For this purpose, the Ethnographic Museum has the task of collecting, preserving and valorising the demo- ethno- anthropological evidence of the territory that it represents, in order to create a center of culture and research.
The will is to bind the territory to the Museum by seeking communication with schools, collaborations with Associations and Cooperatives, and to promote the diffusion and knowledge of the heritage of its own territory through congress initiatives, courses and laboratories.