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Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro

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Well displayed - extraordinary range

The Museum has an extraordinary range of geological treasures here, and you can see why this Island... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
Carrie P
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Great Collection

This museo is still undergoing rehabilitation so only a few galleries were open, but were they ever... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2016
SCFoster
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Ferndale CA
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3 Apr 2017
“20 main.”
2 Mar 2017
“Well displayed - extraordinary range”
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The Museum consists of more than 600,000 fossils divided into numerous collections, fossils embracing a time interval of more than 270 million years of geological and paleontological history of Sicily. The exhibition space is divided over three...more
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Corso Tukory 131, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 2386 4665
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

Would be more interesting if it was in English. Open until 1pm. We only spent 20 minutes maximum. Lots of stones and rocks...

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

The Museum has an extraordinary range of geological treasures here, and you can see why this Island has been a draw for Paleontologists for the last two centuries. take your time and bring a pocket guide on geology with you!

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed November 6, 2016

This museo is still undergoing rehabilitation so only a few galleries were open, but were they ever worth visiting! It is a beautiful building filled with amazing artifacts which were displayed artfully!

Thank SCFoster
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Although interpretive text was all in Italian, I enjoyed seeing sulfur crystal specimens in the Hall of Crystals, learning about the evolution of elephants and the species native to Sicily, and seeing the remains of Thea, the prehistoric woman. The staff person, Giovanni, was very...More

Thank ddickers53
Reviewed October 18, 2015

It's a small effort, translations would make it a lot more understandable and although we speak 4 languages, it is just a lot easier to go through the museum reading interesting stuff in a language you are familiar with.

Thank jeroen_duijndam
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Very insteresting museum. Don't miss it when you're in Palermo! Fair price, very friendly & english speaking staff. There is a lot to see. We were in the museum for about 1.5 hours. You can see fossils, a hall about mankind, elephant's room, crystal hall...More

Thank Carola K
Reviewed September 3, 2015

must visit , entry is free , display is good and very convinetly located , a good place to go with children ,

Thank himanshududwadkar
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Very Interesting to see, ancient ruins and great story boards. See at you own pace, people very friendly there, definitely worth the price of admission, FREE!

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