Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Sandy S
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,018 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the life-size ancient Greek bronzes
    Also called the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, the museum was modern and well-lit, with the exhibits, mostly of grave goods, well-explicated. The place was laid out chronologically, with the oldest stuff on the top floor and broad staircases leading to subsequent levels. Pride of place went to the Riace Bronzes, two Greek statues or warriors or deities, each 6’3” tall, discovered underwater in 1972. Lost-wax cast in the Fifth Century B.C., they were remarkable for their lifelike depiction of muscles, tendons and expression
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Claire D
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum with the Riace Bronzes and so much more
    Fabulous museum covering the history of the area going back to 6,000 BC! We went to see the Riace Bronze sculptures but found so much more. The exhibits are presented well and everything has Italian & English descriptions. It's worth the trip!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Badforever
    London, Canada1,704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting, well laid out, English information provided throughout.
    We came on a rainy Monday morning at the first of March. We did not need to pre-purchase a timed entry ticket. We walked right up and entered for 8 Euros each. You are directed by one of many staff members to go up to the top floor, and then you simply follow the signs and work your way down to the bottom. The museum is sorted in this way by the oldest to the newest history - except for the Riace Bronze statues, which are last. For everything you look at, there is an information board in 3 languages, including English. Near the end, you enter the area for the Riace bronze statues - one of the highlights. Access is restricted to 20 people at a time, and you enter through a decontamination chamber. Photos are allowed without flash. We enjoyed spending about 2 hours in this museum.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia28,982 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Class Archeological Museum
    This museum was top class with an amazing array of exhibits all done very well with good lighting and signage and well organized. The famous bronzes were not on display (for some undefined reason) but still it was worthy of a visit. The cost was 8 Euro and there were far too many employed people standing around doing nothing.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2024
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Giorgio Cannella
Rome, Italy917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
At the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria there are finds that, for archaeologists, are more precious than the Riace Bronzes.

The first realistic bronze portrait in the history of Greek art.

A complete metope with a domestic scene.
Notice the details: the folds of the woman's robe, the feet of the lion's paw chest, the two cushions on the chair, the back of the duck-neck chair, the capital depicted on the top of the armrest of the chair, the scenes of combat depicted on the side visible to us of the chest, the household objects including a mirror depicted above.

A glass cup intact and not tarnished by time performed with the so-called sandwich technique (glass, gold, glass).
It depicts two hunting scenes: a subject on horseback with a spear is about to pierce a beast, an archer is about to hit some deer.

The depiction of girls dancing in Greek art... and in Magna Graecia art.
Note the difference: in Magna Graecia art the figures detach themselves from the background and acquire depth.
With this technique we have like a three-dimensional photograph of a dance from about 2,500 years ago.
Written 12 October 2020
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Badforever
London, Canada1,704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We came on a rainy Monday morning at the first of March. We did not need to pre-purchase a timed entry ticket. We walked right up and entered for 8 Euros each. You are directed by one of many staff members to go up to the top floor, and then you simply follow the signs and work your way down to the bottom. The museum is sorted in this way by the oldest to the newest history - except for the Riace Bronze statues, which are last. For everything you look at, there is an information board in 3 languages, including English. Near the end, you enter the area for the Riace bronze statues - one of the highlights. Access is restricted to 20 people at a time, and you enter through a decontamination chamber. Photos are allowed without flash. We enjoyed spending about 2 hours in this museum.
Written 6 March 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum was top class with an amazing array of exhibits all done very well with good lighting and signage and well organized. The famous bronzes were not on display (for some undefined reason) but still it was worthy of a visit. The cost was 8 Euro and there were far too many employed people standing around doing nothing.
Written 31 May 2024
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Alina
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wonderful artefacts in the museum and lovely staff, however the museum itself has a very confusing layout and the worst part was seeing how extremely inadequately installed were the Bronzi di Riace- absolute masterpieces in the whole history of art - but completely abandoned in a ‘white box’ room with dirty walls, awful lighting (rather than, what one would hope, to be theatrical and enhancing) and with no explanations on their history. Such a shame and frankly quite shocking such an installation would even be considered. Please give these masterpieces their due!
Written 20 January 2020
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,312 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends

We picked the Excelsior hotel across the street so that we are close to the museum and can see the famous bronzes. And we saw them, ok: granted, they are impressive (you can read the story online at the museum site) but without them there will be no museum. I imagine all other exhibits would be more of interest to an archeologist than to the general public. Admission is a stiff €9 and I imagine they need it to maintain the lifestyle of the multiple museum employees, gathering in the hallways and having their little friendly chats. What I found most unacceptable was the overwhelming stink of perspiration throughout the museum, as if the statues had not washed since they were created in the 4th Century B.C.
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Written 24 September 2023
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Matt R
London, UK424 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
The museum is just spectacular, if you have any Calabrian heritage, you need to stop there. The amount of Greek artefacts is just insane. Bronzi are a marvel. However, I cannot accept that a museum in 2021 doesn’t accept cards or doesn’t have a POS payment machine
Written 4 September 2021
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Mira V
Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
A great museum with numerous historical artefacts which could keep one's attention for hours. The most famous attraction: Bronzi di Riace, two bronze statues of warriors found in the sea.
The museum is well-organized, all covid measures are considered.
Written 1 November 2021
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mike a
Managua, Nicaragua46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A detailed history of the area with captions in English and Italian. The Riace Bronze statues are cool, the 2600 year old artifacts are very interesting. details on burial habits, coins, economy and only 8 euros. Highly recommend
Written 30 March 2023
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PF P
Torino1,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Modern building at the beginning of the beautiful, elegant corso Garibaldi and close to via Marina with its old marvelous trees. The museum is very well organized and shows very clearly the evolution of the local population and the Greek colonies. Me erthekess the sole presence of the masterpieces in bronze, the well known Bronzi di Riace, deserves a visit and leaves unforgettable feelings
Written 22 May 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,018 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Also called the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, the museum was modern and well-lit, with the exhibits, mostly of grave goods, well-explicated. The place was laid out chronologically, with the oldest stuff on the top floor and broad staircases leading to subsequent levels. Pride of place went to the Riace Bronzes, two Greek statues or warriors or deities, each 6’3” tall, discovered underwater in 1972. Lost-wax cast in the Fifth Century B.C., they were remarkable for their lifelike depiction of muscles, tendons and expression
Written 7 November 2023
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