The Museum was set up in 1976 in the house of Puccini's ancestors bought for this purpose by the "Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo" together with other heirs. The Museum occupies three floors. On the first floor is a typical musician's drawing room, while the bedroom contains original furniture from the house where Puccini was born
in Lucca and the kitchen is that of a country house. The upper floor is dedicated to his ancestors with a room full of family souvenirs such as photographs, documents and pieces of furniture.
On the ground floor two cellars are used mainly for musical events and art or photo exhibitions on topics related to Puccini; in the remaining 6 rooms you can see the piano on which Madame Butterfly was composed, the phonograph donated to the composer by Edison, photos, letters, portraits, musical notes, librettos, posters and magazines of Puccini's time, that give us the opportunity to follow the most important events of his life and artistic carrier.