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Museo Arkimedeion - CLOSED

Piazza Archimede 11 | Palazzo Pupillo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 61121
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This museum is not at the location shown on TripAdvisor but in a narrow street quite nearby. There... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
John S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
good if you know what to expect

Stumbled across this place while wandering around town. It's a very small place, on an even... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
9 Jun 2016
23 May 2016
“good if you know what to expect”
Piazza Archimede 11 | Palazzo Pupillo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 61121
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is not at the location shown on TripAdvisor but in a narrow street quite nearby. There are posters advertising it around Ortygia and we were keen to see it, having an interest in the history of science. We arrived within the advertised opening...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stumbled across this place while wandering around town. It's a very small place, on an even smaller street. It is essentially a hands on museum of DaVinci and Archimedes' machines. There are quite a few large scale wooden and metal machines that attempt to create...More

Thank Tymberman
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across the fountain walking the pretty street of Syracuse. It is a fine architectural fountain and it's worth seeking out when visiting the area.

Thank theharrogatelady
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This square is really beautiful. Located halfway from the Apollo Temple and the Piazza del Duomo it has a wonderful newly restored fountain in the middle and all is surrounded by excellent example of baroque architecture. The actual italian prime minister, Mr Matteo Renzi, when...More

Thank Denim L
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Siracusa last night, hoping to learn more about the great Archimedes in his birthplace, only to find it closed up, with no indication of when it will open again. We were recently in Olympia, Greece at an outstanding "storefront" Archimedes exhibit. We...More

2  Thank klorigan
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This is a small museum. You pay to visit it. The idea is to demonstrate many of the thoughts and experiments of Archimedes. Many of the displays did not work Many of the explanations were complicated and confusing - eight of us - all with...More

2  Thank Uday T
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Went all the way there having checked it's website first and found it empty and closed! All dressed up and nowhere to go! So went to small Leonardo da Vinci exhibition nearby then went to lunch! Ortiega is a lovely spot but no Arkimedean any...More

3  Thank NickCharman
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Two of went to this small museum that showcases the scientific and math theories and projects of local hero Archimedes. My teacher companion was enthralled and kept saying that his elementary students would love the place. I confess that I was, by turns, bored, perplexed...More

1  Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is a well-planned museum with fascinating exhibits, albeit on a relatively small scale (with a couple of the exhibits not working properly) and therefore questionably not worth 8 euros. Yet a visit is definitely worthwhile as Archimedes was an immensely important scientist and mathematician...More

1  Thank Musicker
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

It contains some inventive exhibits which cleverly illustrate the genius of Archimedes so to that extent it's worth paying the 6 Euro entry (per person). However it is smaller than it looks and three of the interactive exhibits either didn't work properly or at all...More

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