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“An elegant, modern museum in an old fashioned 19th century building”

Musa - Museo Storico Archeologico
Ranked #36 of 149 things to do in Lecce
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MUSA is an University Museum that exhibits archaeological remains from Prehistory to Middle Ages together with reconstrunctions of ancient contexts and multimedia contributions. Its innovative exhibition shows the research activities conducted in Salento and in other areas of the Mediterranean basin (Malta, Sudan, Turkey, Syria, Iran) by the archaeologists and historians of the University of Salento
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We've not been very lucky with the archeology museums of Puglia. Ostuni's museum was under heavy and chaotic reconstruction. Taranto' museum was closed without any previous announcement and has been so, according to our host, for many years and will remain closed for at least another number of years. So, it was with some reluctance that we paid a visit to Lecce's provincial museum, that hosts the local archeological collection.
But what a pleasant surprise! The old fashioned 19th century building contained a sort of mini Guggenheim museum with sloping ramps instead of stairs offering views of the floors connected. On the floors a wellconserved collection of antiquities can be observed, neatly described, nicely grouped.
Some archeological museum have depressing outlook, all these treasures collecting dust.
This one was alive and kicking and proud to show itself. There were some minuspoints: the text on the labels was mostly Italian only and at some point in the past the museum apparently had received some subsidy for computer animations that were now completely outof order. A challenge for the next future?
Benzee, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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