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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Address: Piazza Arsenale, 09124 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 39-070655911
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Ranked #185 of 936 things to do in Cagliari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The pride and joy of their collection are pieces from an iron age civilization called Nuragica. They seem to followed a form of ancestor worship and scattered across tombs across the island were little bronze figures representing different types of people (the Shepard king for example) and big limestone statues representing the ancestors of particularly powerful families. I'm still looking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The museum was well displayed but would have been better with more English Language translations. Disliked the old toilets.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You could spend hours in this extremely well set up museum of the history of Sardinia and its ancient peoples. Well displayed. Well labelled. Air conditioned. You could not ask for more. Reasonable entrance charge.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I spent two hours wandering the collections in this museum in the heart of the historical centre of Cagliari and emerged filled with awe. For people (like me) who had no idea of the unique pre-history and history of Sardegna, this is a great place to begin the journey of discovery.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was looking forward to seeing the articles in this museum, particularly the Nuraghic and Roman items. The items are quite extensive which is great. The downside is the layout - the layout is geographic, so items found in the same general area are grouped together. That isn't obvious, and means that you may run across the same type of... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The objects on display at the museum are fantastic, and it is worth visiting just to look and get a better idea of the rich history of settlement in Sardinia from the earliest times to the Roman period. However, the presentation is confused and very dull and old fashioned. It shouldn't be difficult to make such great material engaging. Better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This museum is only recently opened after the archaeology program that commenced in the area in the 1970's. Many historical objects to view - and "The Giants" have to be seen. It is a nice size and 2 hours will be ample when you have time.

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Kotka, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was little surprised when I read some of latest reviews of Archeological Museum of Cagliari in TripAdvisor. Some reviews seem to focus on the fact that museum was closed on Monday (museums in Italy generally are closed on Monday) or that the toilet was uncomfortable - because of that they have given 1 or 2 stars. These reviews seem... More 

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Glengarry, Tasmania
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12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My partner was REALLY looking forward to visiting this museum as he'd read that the displays were set out chronologically. We thought we'd be there for most of the morning. First disappointment was that it isn't open on a Monday...luckily we were coming back to Cagliari at the end of our holiday.. When we arrived, there didn't seem to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

They say the National Museum of Archeology in Cagliari is in the Citadel of Museums in Piazza Arsenale and it has the most extensive collection of objects from the Nuraghe in Sardinia.The Nuraghe are some strange buildings done by a civilization little known around 1500 BC.Fact is they have around 8000 such places in Sardinia,the site at Barumini being on... More 

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