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Small museum with four centuries of history.


This small unique museum boasts an amazing collection of buttons which provide an enchanting insight into four centuries of history, from the 17th century to present day.

It was founded by its owner, after he closed his historic haberdashery in the centre of Santarcangelo.

The different sections of the museum describe Italy’s political, social and fashion history in the 1900’s, with reference to world history as well, through changes of material and style: buttons of the Belle Époque, wooden buttons of the 1930’s as well as fashionable “jewellery” buttons of the sixties.

The collection also boasts extraordinary unique buttons, such as the ones used by Louis XIV, the Sun King, or by the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti when she was in space.

In addition, there is a truly interesting section which tells the history of the button itself, and how buttons can reflect the emotions, character and social status of each person.

Address: Via della Costa, 11, 47822 Santarcangelo di Romagna RN