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Museo Etnografico Sardo

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Address: Via Antonio Mereu 56, 08100 Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
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A very interesting museum not to be missed

The Sardinian Ethnographic Museum (Italian: Istituto Etnografico della Sardegna), is an ethnographic museum in Nuoro, Sardinia. Its goal is to display the traditional life of the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Sardinian Ethnographic Museum (Italian: Istituto Etnografico della Sardegna), is an ethnographic museum in Nuoro, Sardinia. Its goal is to display the traditional life of the region. The museum building was built between the 1950s and the 1960s . The museum exhibits show all aspects of the material culture of the traditional Sardinian including clothes, jewels, weapons, masks, traditional musical... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The museum has been recently renovated and the part I visited seems now to be called the 'Museo del Costume'. The Sardinian costumes were the most interesting to me having read the book 'Sea and Sardinia' by D.H. Lawrence in which he describes people's clothes so I was keen to see what he meant since nobody wears such clothes any... More 

Thank Philip4153
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Not for anyone who doesn't speak Italian. I don’t understand how a museum for international visitors can have Italian only information and explanations?! The only English is to tell you the price and the times at the entrance. I really wanted to learn about Sardinian culture and history but all I could do was look at pictures and admire costumes.... More 

Thank Katiekrackers
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

You must travel to the Barbagia and visit the Nuoro Museum of Popular Life and Traditions, with your family! Located in the center of town, and surrounded by all of Nuoro’s natural beauty up in the mountains, this Costume Museum gives the visitor a glimpse back in time, of an ancient people and their traditions, colors, fabrics, tools and the... More 

2 Thank robert s
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

An insight into the culture and traditions of Sardinia, a wonderful collection of traditional costumes jewellery and masks. an informative booklet is given at the ticket desk make sure you get an English version

1 Thank JCT421
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Unless you speak and read perfect Italian, the information boards are useless. Nice building, the outside holds a promise it does not keep.

Thank Jeroen M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

There is the complete story of Sardinian life from the traditional costumes, musical instruments, masks and even the houses! And it's cheap to go in!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Apparently under restoration with reduced number of rooms. Didn't spoil the visit and was worthwhile going.

Thank 1111marcopolo
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Very good collection of typical costumes worn on festival days, as well as local clothing. Also extensive collection of jewelry, weaponry, and other cultural markers for the towns and villages in the Nuoro area. Good collection of masques and costumes from the various festivals (all with ancient cultural origins) that are celebrated a bit differently from village to village. Mamoiada... More 

Thank Rex W
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you have not visited Sardina and seen her in Festa, then you have the chance here to see some of the wonderful costumes that were worn, and still are in some remote parts of the island. The exhibition is small, well laid out. The jewellery is beautiful and show the workmanship of these people. It is possible to purchase... More 

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