The museum guests rare and precious testimonies of the partecipation of the ferraresi patriots in the epic deed of the Italian Risorgimento. The documents cover the time from the French occupation to the period of the Carbonarist movement and so run through the events that precede and follow the Indipendence war. Othere documents and objects show the history of the First World War and the colonialism. In the 50's the part dedicated to the Resistence was added. Noteworthy objects are: military uniform of the different peeriods, symbols of the martirdom of the patriots Succi and Malaguti, shot in 1853 during the austro- papal restoration period, together with Luigi Parmeggiani.