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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Piazza G. Bruno, 10 | Ex Convento S. Domenico, 06100, Perugia, Italy
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+39 075 572 7141
08:30 - 19:30
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If you are interested in learning more about the Etruscans (and I am), this the place for you. If you are just a casual tourist, then perhaps this is perhaps not your thing. It... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Koper, Slovenia
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The museum is housed in a handsome and vast cloister of the Dominican church below the upper town. It has an enormous collection of Etruscan cinerary urns (containers for the ashes of cremated people) not all of them beautiful but an amazing number of them. There are fragments of superb metalwork, formerly the decoration of an ancient Etruscan cart. A... More 

Thank Carol K
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

A wealth of material on Umbrians, Etruscans and the Hellenic influence that underlies Perugia could make this museum a real star -- if, a big if -- it were arranged and focused on interested visitors rather than on professional anthropologists and students of Italian history.

Thank Fletch W
Koper, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are interested in learning more about the Etruscans (and I am), this the place for you. If you are just a casual tourist, then perhaps this is perhaps not your thing. It has more Etruscan funerary urns than you can shake a stick at. You can see plenty of them for free in the cloisters outside without paying... More 

Thank AGuyfromBristol
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This museum had many amazing artifacts. We especially appreciated the Cutu Tomb, which enabled us to see how the funerary urns and tomb goods would have been arranged. There's an amazing skeleton of a prehistoric bear, Etruscan glass bowls with superb craftsmanship and interesting collections of amulets, bronze items, ancient signet rings and jewelry.

Thank Jackie G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was impressed with the way the museum recreates the ancient etruscan and other cities. Entry here is free on the first sunday of every month, too.

Thank Tobechi N
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Etruscan finds are of incomparable beauty. Even the collection of amulets is very attractive. The historical artifacts of other ages are very interesting and very well described.

1 Thank albinaepaolo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This museum presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of the archaeology of the Umbrian region. It is beautifully presented and well documented. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank gianlorenzo
Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

When I told him we were going to the Archeological Museum on our outing he said "over my dead body". I said there was a riconstruction of an Etruscan tomb found unviolated in Perugia and therefore very important. After visiting the underground riproduction and seeing sarcofagi his comment was that they must have been very small to fit in there!... More 

1 Thank Cocciolino2015
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

We really enjoyed the Etruscan relics. Well displayed and the walk down to the museo and then along to the medieval gardens is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank GaryLex
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Out and to the east of the center, next to the huge bulk of San Domenico, is this large center of archaeological research and display - largely of Roman and important Etruscan tombs and artefacts, many in bronze. The underground display of a recently discovered family necropolis is outstanding.

Thank NicJBoston

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