Museo Arkimedeion
Museo Arkimedeion
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Tymberman
New Smyrna Beach, FL43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
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 machines that they drew. About half to 2/3 of them work, the rest either don't work or you are not allowed to play with them. No deep scholarship here, but still it is fun to play with the machines, and appreciate the creativity of these two men. There is a childs play area where you can build a clever bridge that uses nothing but the interlocking of the Lincoln log like pieces to hold it together and some other activities. So a fun 45 min or so that was a nice change from the usual museums.
Written May 23, 2016
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BlueNWashington
District of Columbia440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
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 and intrigued by the interactive and static displays.
In its favor, these exhibits are set up in a beautifully restored old building and they certainly give a good idea of the range of the Third Century BC scientist's huge range of thinking and understanding. The exhibits are all displayed in Italian and English and the kids in attendance seem to enjoy the place more than the adults. Admission price is a modest 6 Euros.
Written October 28, 2014
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Musicker
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
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 (and a son of Ortigia) and you are likely to learn a good deal from the exhibits unless you have covered all of his stuff in maths. The parabolas in the outer courtyard are also great fun and successfully illustrate some of his theoretical ideas. There is also a small but excellent shop with great T-shirts.
Written October 7, 2014
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NickCharman
NickCharman34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written April 4, 2015
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John S
Edinburgh, UK29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
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 hours but it was closed. So don't leave this one to your last day.
Written June 9, 2016
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klorigan
58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
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 were looking forward to learning more... I guess we'll just go to the Internet.
Written June 20, 2015
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Uday T
London, UK1,907 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
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 science degrees came out more confused and bemused than when we first entered
I would not really recommend this place
Written April 4, 2015
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Relaxalot
Sydney52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Archimedes was a fascinating man and the Arkimedeion ought to be likewise. Unfortunately many of the exhibits weren't working when we visited and this kind of defeats the purpose.

Archimedes deduced many of the fundamental rules in nature, often from first principles and sometimes via experiment. In that sense, he was one of the first true scientists and mathematicians. The Arkimedeion is a tribute not so much to the man (little is known about him) as to his thinking. So there is very little about him and rather a series of rooms and stations describing each of his breakthrough thoughts and inventions and with an interactive model to either illustrate it or to explain it.

The problem for us was that maybe a third of the interactive stations didn't work on the day and a lot of the explanations (possibly due to translation) were much more complex than most people would be able to "get". I've trained as an engineer and so familiar with most of the key principles but my partner was not and was really struggling to follow some of the explanations - particularly where the practical model wasn't working.

This is a quite small museum that charges six euros for entry and we didn't think justified this.
Written October 13, 2013
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SmiffyKendal
Kendal15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Some people had told us they'd found this place a disappointment, but we disagree. It told us lots of unusual stuff about Archimedes which surprised us greatly - who knew he was so successful in so many different areas? The displays were good and the hands-on exhibits very useful to help explain the trickier bits.
Written September 20, 2013
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
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.
Written January 15, 2016
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