The museum is housed in Villa Sottocasa in the historical centre of Vimercate.
MUST is a civic museum which narrates the history of the Vimercate area from the most ancient civilisations which inhabited it to contemporary society.
The museum brings together, catalogues, conserves, and displays cultural evidence – ranging from archaeological finds to historical-artistic artefacts, from videos to oral traditions – in order to weave around these an evocative and scientifically valid narrative of the local culture and history.
A narrative which becomes the tool through which complex contents, such as a work of art or a historical document, are translated into a language which is both popular and topical.
The collections are displayed on two floors consisting of 14 rooms in total. The ground floor is organised chronologically starting with the Roman Ages to the 19th Century while the first floor is organised on the whole thematically concentrating on contemporary history.