Impressive collection but unless you are a fan /connoisseur of 4th century BC coins and pots one can have too much a good thing. Teenage offspring definitely got rather bored.....
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plenty of wonderful exhibits but...appallingly curated; half the lighting and air conditioning wasn't working, and in the beastly heat and missed most of the stuff. appalling.
This museum is a must see if you are in Syracuse. Get the combo ticket for both the museum and the Archaeological Park. The museum has a interesting coin collection, nice pottery and some good sculptures. Unless you have a particular interest in one of...More
A huge museum which will take hours to visit in detail (which we did not have!) We were surprised with the numismatic (coin) exhibition within the basement vault. The curator, Miss Rosalba, gave a very good and vivid explanation on this normally dull topic of...More
Extensive displays of the archeologic highlights of the area. We spent several hours and could have spent more. Things are well displayed, annotated and well organized.
Firstly - you can get a joint ticket with the Archeological Park and it is valid for 3 days. So if you are visiting both think ahead! Secondly - this is a fairly large museum, so it really helps to have read a guide book...More
This is fascinating museum. The building is a modern structure and the exhibits are well laid out in different rooms with very good multi-lingual explanations. If you have a better than average attention span or have a specialist interest in archaeology then you could spend...More
A very extensive collection, covering many types of statue, pots, bowls, jugs etc, coins. It is possible to get close to the exhibits and the sheer number is impressive, but all descriptions are in Italian only. I would recommend it, but think I could have...More
If you are into this kind of museum, don't miss this one. Particularly fascinating the the extensive coin collection. Doesn't sound fascinating, but it really is, along with the other exhibits, which are very well presented and curated.