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Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici

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Address: Piazza Olivella, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 611 6805
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09:30 - 13:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 13:30
Tue - Fri 14:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting displays in an impressive building

My wife and I visited the Archaeological Museum in Palermo during a two-week vacation in Sicily. Entry is free and the museum contains a variety of interesting artefacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard_Harpum
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is small as renovations are been done. It contains many statues, artifacts etc you would see in Athens etc. what is extremely interesting is that Greece occupied Sicily and built a large town with a building equivalent to the Acropolis. This site and ruins still exist. The contents of the museum comprise of items taken from this site.... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Archaeological Museum in Palermo during a two-week vacation in Sicily. Entry is free and the museum contains a variety of interesting artefacts, including some large statues. However, probably the best thing about it is the beautiful building in which the displays are housed. Well worth a visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a few minutes walk from Teatro Massimo at Piazza G. Verdi , right on lovely Piazza Olivella , you may find this stunning museum . If you are into Archeology - google it up , it's interesting , and don't miss visiting the museum itself . Also , the interesting church next door may be open for your enjoyment... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A free museum housed in a convent which has been painstakingly converted for its current use, this building is really lovely. Artefacts have been carefully chosen and are displayed artfully with extensive descriptions in both Italian and English. The collection has been curated to cover an extensive period of time, with some items pre-dating Christ. I thought the gold leaf... More 

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the prairie
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is really a great little museum with some very special pieces. It is a great way to spend a few hours and children will like it. When we visited some of the museum was closed for reconstruction but what we saw was really fabulous. There are some really unusual items here. From inscribed metal curse sheets to tombs stones... More 

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london
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Despite ongoing restaurations, there are enough interesting exhibits available on the ground floor that is still accessible for free (but get a ticket at the entrance). See my photos for the variety of artefacts on show.

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MuseoSalinas, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, responded to this review

Dear Uxj, thank you for your precious feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your beautiful pics. Hope you'll come back soon! More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This Museum is still under construction but what is there is very interesting. We had duck in to get of the rain and we were treated to very interesting regional museum about Sicliy and Palermo Archeolgico finds. I would definitely add this as part of your City Walk

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MuseoSalinas, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, responded to this review

Dear Oliver, thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visit and the exhibit. Hope you will come back soon and remember that, if you want, you can contact or follow us on our Facebook page. More 

Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visit the museum on Sunday - free entrance, a lot of visitors, only the first floor was open but still worth the visit

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MuseoSalinas, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you for your positive review. We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon. For any further information please contact or follow us on Facebook. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I visited here (free entry) this morning. Its on the Via Roma next to the Post Office. 10 minutes from the railway station. Note its closed on Mondays. Really nicely displayed in English and Italian of Greek and Roman artifacts and statues/frescoes from the various Temples. Good for displays from Greek Temples which are difficult to get to on public... More 

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Dear visitor, thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visit and the exhibit. Hope you will come back soon and, if you want, follow us on Facebook for updated news. More 

Newbury, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Apparently this museum has only recently reopened after extensive renovations. As of Sept 2016, only the first floor is open and thus free. In the future there will be an admission fee. English and Italian labeling on exhibits that is very informative, including an extensive dig site going on right now. I can't remember name of that site, but this... More 

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MuseoSalinas, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, thank you for your very positive feedback. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed the exhibit and the labeling. The site you are referring is Selinunte, beautiful, right? Hope you will come back soon and for any further information, please contact or follow us on our Facebook page. More 

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