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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma

Palazzo della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233718
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma

The museum is small. It's included in the combined ticket and since it's located in the same... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron S
New York City, New York
Small museum with local finds

Mostly collections from excavation of this region with a small collection. Of Egyptian artifact... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Hong Kong, China
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The Archaeological Museum tells the story of the origins of Parma and reveals artifacts of rare beauty and great historical importance. Founded in 1760 to house the findings from the excavations in the Roman city of Veleia,near Piacenza, it was enriched by the Duchess Maria Luigia (1815 to 1847) with important epigraphic and numismatic collections and Greek, Etruscan, Italic and Egyptians artifacts. Since 1867 the Museum houses one of the first prehistoric exhibitions in Italy. Today the museum consists of two distinct parts: the collections section and the archaeological rooms, containing the findings from the Parma area. In the first section, the Egyptian objects have a special importance, together with the findings from Veleia, including 12 marble statues of the Julio-Claudian family and the Tabula Alimentaria, the largest inscribed bronze tablet of Antiquity. The second section is dedicated to the prehistoric and classical artifacts found during archaeological excavations carried out in the territory of Parma. The Neolithic tombs and the findings from the "terramare", settlements of the second millennium BC, are particularly important. The rooms dedicated to Iron Age, Romans and Langobards are currently under reorganization.
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Palazzo della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small. It's included in the combined ticket and since it's located in the same complex as the Fornese Theater one might as well see it. It should take no longer than an hour for thorough viewing.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Mostly collections from excavation of this region with a small collection. Of Egyptian artifact. Most exhibits come only with Italian description but worth a visit

Thank Lea369
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Many interesting antiquities, from Italy and ancient Egypt. It gives you a good idea about the Italian history.

Thank Doru C
Reviewed 6 November 2016

To me, this museum was quite a disappointment. The building outside, Palazzo della Pilotta, is much more impressive than its contents. Nonetheles, even its entrance isn't well signed. It was difficult to find out how to get in. The items on display are mediocre, at...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Amazingly poor collection of minor things that people happened to find locally. High point was a heavily restored Roman bust of a woman that looked like one in the Disneyland Haunted Mansio.

Thank Artaficionado
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This museum is focused almost entirely on Northern Italy, but, since there have been people in this part of the world for a long, long time, the subject isn't at all limiting. There are some wonderful sculptures and some really interesting exhibits on early man...More

Thank aleciaf
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

What an impressive museum. If you like a bit of all history, old, old history this is a fantastic collection on show. Nicely displayed in sections. Egyptian mummies, unearthed bones and full bodies, tools, jewelry, coins,ceramics,glass and more this is a great place to visit....More

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My husband and I spent a morning at this museum, which contained many interesting exhibits - good displays and lighting, interesting artifacts, etc. However, our enjoyment of our visit was considerably lessened by the most bizarre experience we've ever had in visiting any museum in...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

For only 5 euro this museum is worth a visit. Open on Sundays from 1.30-7 when most attractions are closed. Amazing Egyptian collection, Roman marble tablets. Incorporating media the curators are trying to keep up with technology too. Not all information on the collection is...More

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