Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas"

Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas"

Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas"
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Il più antico museo di Sicilia è stato riaperto dal luglio 2016 ed è pronto a svelarvi i suoi tesori. Il piano terra, la parte più rilevante delle collezioni, vi accoglie con un nuovo allestimento: ai grandi capolavori noti, come le famose metope dei Templi selinuntini, definito il più importante complesso scultoreo dell’arte greca d'Occidente, e la "Pietra di Palermo" una stele con iscrizioni geroglifiche di importanza capitale per la ricostruzione della storia dell’antico Egitto, si aggiungono i Decreti di Entella e i meravigliosi gioielli provenienti da Tindari, solo per citarne alcuni. Nel marzo 2018 è stato inaugurata l'Agorà, nuovo spazio espositivo dove ammirate le monumentali sculture del tempio della Vittoria di Himera e l’imponente frontone con la Medusa del tempio C di Selinunte. Spazio polifunzionale, piazza ideale di aggregazione e produzione culturale, luogo in cui s'incontrano "le storie di tutti noi".
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joelob22
Portland, OR274 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Wow - what happened?? They have been renovating the 2nd and 3rd floors for over 8 years and still no idea when they will reopen! There is SO MUCH fantastic stuff hidden from view because we have NO ACCESS. I’m glad I went 20 years ago so at least I could see it then!

Go to the museum in Siracusa if you want to see a real museum and not a tourist.
Written 15 September 2022
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Malin
Stockholm, Sweden27 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
On our first day in Palermo, we went straight to this museum in order to gain some historical knowledge and context of this old city. In this beautiful building (with a fountain and garden in its courtyard), we were met with some unique and telling physical findings of Palermo and Sicily’s old past. We really appreciated the statues and the objects, but unfortunately the storytelling was lacking. We were missing timelines, more historical background, maps and and just more information in general. At several times, we found ourselves wondering what we were looking at. Everything was translated into English, but we were truly missing more informative signs about context/location. We read more about excavations than the objects’ (possible) usage. One room was however named after a famous Syrian anthropologist who lost his life in protecting the ancient city of Palmyra which brought a tear to both our eyes. We also loved the room dedicated to the different languages of Sicily but it was much too brief.

We still appreciated our visit and will definitely go back when we return to Palermo, but the museum left us hungry for more ;-)
Written 25 July 2022
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larryjman
Montreal, Canada257 contributions
Apr 2022
With the proper care and publicity, this museum could be turned into a premier museum of Sicily. Maybe even Italy.

The collection is fantastic. There is some wonderful history to be found in these walls. Roman, Greek, Moors, Normans, all of the occupiers in Sicily's extensive history. I found the building itself to be a gem as well. The exhibits require you to walk around the outdoor courtyard to reach, which at it's centre contains a beautiful garden and fountain with little turtles frolicking around. There is seating here too, where you can enjoy the greenery and the classic European feel of this area.

But back to the exhibits themselves. I probably spent a good hour and a half admiring all this place has to offer, but you could easily spend an entire morning or afternoon if you took your time.
Written 5 May 2022
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S B
Sacramento, CA54 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
One of the best archeological museums I have visited. Information was provided to put the historical items in perspective. The interior of the palazzo/museum if wonderful. Nice coffee bar. Not much to look at on the outside but don't be fooled by that. Venture in and retreat in time.
Written 16 April 2022
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Rubysoul
Cologne, Germany111 contributions
Jul 2021
Surrounded by busy Palermo this place offers a tranquil, slightly escapist athmosphere. Information boards are in Italian and English, which is nice, but the attitude is rather academic. If you know what you‘re looking at here, great. If you bring teenagers, make sure they‘ve been well fed before and are ready to invest some patience (entry is free for everyone under 28, and teachers with certificate).
Written 28 July 2021
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Nikolay V
Sofia, Bulgaria61 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Honestly I didn’t want to visit this museum but I bought a combined ticked including visit to the museum. I was nicely surprised by the archeological treasures exposed at the museum. It is lovely place with nice garden inside. Even if you aren’t an archeological fan would be a really nice experience visiting the place.
Written 30 June 2021
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Panagiotis Papageorgiou
Galatsi, Greece237 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Felt like home.
Don't misunderstand it; the early antiquity years of Sicily, weren't Roman but Greek (and a bit of Phoenician).
This place pulses of splendour. It's one of the finest Greek Antiquity museums I ever saw, and sends you back 2,500 years, when the Greeks were the naval megaforce of Mediterranean Sea, spreading their colonies from Spain to the Black Sea.
Some of the most magnificent items from classical greek ages of Magna Grecia, in a very beautiful building.
A real history jewel!
Written 13 February 2020
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consolef
San Diego, CA77 contributions
Nov 2019
Norman, Greek, Roman, some Moorish so every influence is represented here. Browse and take photos.....enjoy the relaxed yet professional atmosphere.
Written 18 November 2019
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SeekerOfGoodValue
Saint Louis, MO333 contributions
Sep 2019
On a recent trip, I wanted to learn more about Magna Graecia, the Greek colonies in Sicily and Southern Italy. My wife and I visited a number of Greek ruins (Agrigento, Syracuse, and Taormina) and three archaeological museums that focused on Magna Graecia (Palermo, Agrigento, and Reggio Calabria). Each museum has its strengths.The museum in Palermo is very good. In total, the three museums display a wide variety of artifacts that demonstrate just how large Greece's Italian footprint was. They explain the chronological, historical and cultural context of the Greek colonies, including their relationship to indigenous peoples, Carthaginians, and Romans, their ties to the Greek City States that sponsored them, and their competition with each other. In short, they tell an important story that is generally ignored, a story important to developing Roman culture and therefore to Western Culture in general. Spend 2-4 hours in this museum.
Written 1 November 2019
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,306 contributions
Oct 2019
Having seen the incredible Archaeological Museum in Naples, I had great expectations from this place: after all, Sicily has been on the crossroads of so many cultures throughout the centuries. Well, I did not get my wish: this museum, while cheap, is anything but interesting; my guess is that it contains the private collection of somebody who decided to donate instead of pay the taxes... It's of no interest at all. Add rude service in the shop and you know you should skip it.
Written 30 October 2019
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MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO REGIONALE "ANTONINO SALINAS" (Palermo) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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