The museum was opened in 1967 to house the artworks of the Prato cathedral and the objects of the Sacra Cintola (the belt that the Virgin Mary gave to Saint Thomas at the moment of the Assumption of Maria). It later became the museum of the diocese to conserve sacred works from Prato and surrounding areas. The rooms showcase paintings, sculptures, and sacred furnishings, from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
Among the most important works are the marble pulpit by Donatello (1433-38), the exequies of San Gerolamo by Filippo Lippi, a relief by Giroldo da Como (1262), miniatures by Attavante Attavanti, Lorenzo di NIccolò, Carlo Dolci, Matteo Rosselli, Livio Mehus, and Alessandro Franchi. A small archeological section was recently added to the museum.
Monday to Saturday, from 10:30am to 1pm and 3pm to 6:30pm;
Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 1pm;
Closed on Tuesdays, Dec 25, Easter, May 1, August 15 and January 1.
5€ (8€ cumulative ticket with the Emperor’s Castle, Museum of mural painting; reduced 5€); 3€ reduced price for youth 18 years and under and adults over 65; free for schools.
Disabled access: Partial