It is one of the oldest museums in the Veneto, opened in 1828 in the former convent of San Francesco. Since that time, it has hosted natural history collections, books and paintings from churches and convents suppressed in the Napoleonic era. The art gallery has over 500 paintings, including the largest collection of works by Jacopo dal Ponte and a rich documentation of his workshop. The section dedicated to Canova holds three thousand original drawings, the letters, the library, the sketches, plaster sculptures and the unique series of monochromes. One room is dedicated to the great baritone Tito Gobbi, the famous opera singer who was born in Bassano del Grappa.