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Regional Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Regionale)

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Address: Piazza Olivella 24, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 61 16 805

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Small but lovely

Tucked away in the winding streets of Palermo. There are much better archeological museums in Itally. Saying that this is small but has some interesting things and it's free! The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tucked away in the winding streets of Palermo. There are much better archeological museums in Itally. Saying that this is small but has some interesting things and it's free! The people who work there are warm and welcoming.

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that this museum continues to be listed and promoted locally it has apparently been closed for 3 years!? It is undergoing a renovation Palermo style. Further, the date to reopen is?! This is common in Palermo...open no....closed si.

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Luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the other reviews on Tripadvisor, we had expected the museum to be closed, but they have such amazing exhibits that we thought it was worth trying. We were welcomed in to the first courtyard (free entry) and there was a small exhibition on the founder of the museum with a selection of artefacts. No information on when the museum... More 

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Gloucestershire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Surprisingly the lady at the tourist office marked the location of the museum on a map for us but omitted to mention that it was closed, so we tried to visit. A prominent sign saying this would have been helpful as we ended up going in through a side door and being told it was closed. We have had a... More 

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New York City
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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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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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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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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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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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