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Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"

Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22100
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A gem of a small museum

Don't miss this most interesting little museum. We had no idea about the origins of papyrus and its... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
keithc519
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Oxford, UK
A Little Gem of a Museum

You would probably put this way down on the list of interesting places to visit in Syracuse, along... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
oborozuki
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San Carlos, CA
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Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Don't miss this most interesting little museum. We had no idea about the origins of papyrus and its connection to Siracusa. Beautifully presented and very detailed explanations....

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

You would probably put this way down on the list of interesting places to visit in Syracuse, along with the Puppet Museum, or another neighborhood church. But you would be wrong. This lovely museum, newly housed in a former convent is a little treasure of...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Reopened in new premises in 2014, this is the only museum dedicated solely to the history, agriculture and uses of papyrus. The museum is now housed in a small former convent. There is an excellent film and a well-illustrated booklet to introduce the subject. Papyrus...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

This small museum can be visited in a hour or two. It's a serene place that offers little in the way of interpretative material, but the displays are fun to look at. I'm fascinated by printing, paper, and books, so I was especially interested. The...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had read about this museum - people have said how good it is but you wonder if a museum about papyrus can be that interesting. Well it turned out to be more than just interesting - it was a delight! The whole history of...More

Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

We received a very comprehensive booklet which came free with our ticket. I was very disappointed not to be allowed to take photos as it was so interesting and I could see no reason for this prohibition. everything more or less was in the booklet,...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The history of papyrus paper making, a chance to see 4000 year paper, learn the process. A very enjoyable 45 minutes. I'm glad I went, but it wasn't overwhelming. I enjoyed seeing the painting supplies from Egypt, the boats, the whole thing. And if was...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Interesting museum to get acquainted with the story of papyrus, its uses and new research. You can visit in less than an hour. I thought 10 euros was too expensive for what it offers...

1  Thank Nh h
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Just so much history to read about and learn Very well presented and an amazing building that houses museum. It's just incredible to see how they went about things and how the developed this amazing product to put history on paper. Enter fee is worth...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

There was so much possibility in this museum... Sadly, it fell short. Having a real practical example of how to turn the reeds into "paper" would have been awesome for all. Also, the staff followed us around like we were potential thieves, yet didn't have...More

1  Thank klorigan
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Linda C
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Response from SelbyDale | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the late reply, I just returned from out of town. From the Museum's site: From May to September: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 19.00 Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 – 14.00 From October to April: Tuesday to... More
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