Sometime in 2013 but not yet. Our taxi driver told us so but had to see firsthand that it was indeed closed. The website doesnt give any information. Disappointing since this was on our list.
Having visited the wonderful Greek ruins at Selinunte - we decided it would be great to see the artifacts in Palermo on the way home. Unfortunately the museum was completely encased in plastic wrap with no information about the expected date of re-opening. Call them if you plan to go in 2012 to see if they are back in business!
We were looking forward to visiting this museum. The Lonely Planet guide indicated it is open from 8:30 - 6:00pm. Only thing they didn't mention was closing for lunch. Staff were sitting inside but completely disinteresed when we tried to get in. As we had a plane to catch later in the day we had to miss it. Some parts... More
Like so many places in Palermo, closed for restoration. No serious idea of when it might reopen (though they say sometime in 2012 - wouldn't place bets on it). Has an astonishing collection, which you will have to see in books for the moment...
When visiting Palermo in September 2011, I was disappointed to learn that the Museo archeological Regionale was closed for renovation. I'm not sure how long. I look forward to an opportunity to return to Palermo one day to see this site.
Like many things in Palermo, the Archaeological Museum could use an infusion of euros to bring its displays up to date. That's not to say that it doesn't contain some real treasures. Do some research before you go regarding the Metopes of Selinunte, and the Sicilian 'Rosetta' stone,etc. Not much info is available at the Museum . There is a... More
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