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Regional Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Regionale)

Piazza Olivella 24, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Castellammare)
091 61 16 805
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Ranked #134 of 154 attractions in Palermo
Type: History Museums, Museums
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New York City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We tried visiting the museum today. How is it possible that this is still closed after almost three years!? It's becoming a joke. Please re-open soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

no date for reopening, as of yet. keeping fingers crossed it will happen soon, as it houses very important artifacts, including from the temples at Selinunte.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

But some signs of life so may be next year it will be open again? We visited in 2012 and the place was covered in plastic tarps. These are now gone and the side door is open but a very nice man says the museum is still closed without any fixed date to reopen : (

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I wonder if this important museum will ever reopen??? After all the noise about disappointed tourists because of loans for an exhibition at the Getty and Cleveland, there is, evidently, no local interest in opening… I will not be back.

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Centreville, Maryland
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42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Sometime in 2013 but not yet. Our taxi driver told us so but had to see firsthand that it was indeed closed. The website doesnt give any information. Disappointing since this was on our list.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

Having visited the wonderful Greek ruins at Selinunte - we decided it would be great to see the artifacts in Palermo on the way home. Unfortunately the museum was completely encased in plastic wrap with no information about the expected date of re-opening. Call them if you plan to go in 2012 to see if they are back in business!

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Brisbane, Australia
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We were looking forward to visiting this museum. The Lonely Planet guide indicated it is open from 8:30 - 6:00pm. Only thing they didn't mention was closing for lunch. Staff were sitting inside but completely disinteresed when we tried to get in. As we had a plane to catch later in the day we had to miss it. Some parts... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Like so many places in Palermo, closed for restoration. No serious idea of when it might reopen (though they say sometime in 2012 - wouldn't place bets on it). Has an astonishing collection, which you will have to see in books for the moment...

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Fresno, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

When visiting Palermo in September 2011, I was disappointed to learn that the Museo archeological Regionale was closed for renovation. I'm not sure how long. I look forward to an opportunity to return to Palermo one day to see this site.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

Like many things in Palermo, the Archaeological Museum could use an infusion of euros to bring its displays up to date. That's not to say that it doesn't contain some real treasures. Do some research before you go regarding the Metopes of Selinunte, and the Sicilian 'Rosetta' stone,etc. Not much info is available at the Museum . There is a... More

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