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Museo Archeologico di Gela

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 1, 93012 Gela, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0933/912626
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Renovation needed!

The collection is rich and priceless, but the organization of museum doesn't worth the showpieces.It is very old styled, and I suppose not interesting for children or people who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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English first
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Here you get a broad overview about the history of Sicily starting with the first settlements and going to the times of the big Roman Emperors. Worth to go there.

1 Thank Red_Chinese
South Bend, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a small museum that is not worth going out of your way to see. If you are driving by, you may want to stop in.

Thank dapaze
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This Museum is well known to specialists but few people visiting the Island seem to include it in their program. It contains a world class collection of early Greek pottery and many other artifacts retrieved from the area. The most momerable for me was a bronze helmet retrieved from the beach in around 2000. It is in stunning condition and... More 

1 Thank arthurrbailey
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The collection is rich and priceless, but the organization of museum doesn't worth the showpieces.It is very old styled, and I suppose not interesting for children or people who aren't keen on history. They have all to make a great fascinating museum! And definitely translation needed, all descriptions are in Italian only.

2 Thank NastassiaS
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I've got family from Gela and on a visit to see them with a friend I took a trip here - The museum itself is relatively well stocked with local artifacts from the areas very rich history and ancient Greek heritage, but nothing was really signposted and there was no description in other languages. I speak Italian, but my friend... More 

3 Thank Mykola C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Spending a month in Sicily, we found that many of the archaelogical museums are closed, officially "for renovation", but, I came to believe, more to balance local authorities budgets. Gela's is open, and quite nice and - if you're interested by such things - quite interesting. It's not as big as the one in agrigento, but well worth a visit... More 

1 Thank chansley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This museum is wonderfull and unique it has one of the most wonderfull Old coins collection of south italy two wonderfull "are" rich Old vases and one of the unique collection of the greek Temple . People that work inside are very gentle and inside you can live a unique and wonderfull Old greek atmosphere

Thank Kampeador
Sicily, Italy
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The museum was reasonably interesting but we probably only spent about half an hour there. None of the explanations/leaflets were in English, the staff on the day, didn't speak much English and displays are very traditional. However there are a lot of red and black vases and lots of coins.

1 Thank Laura S

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