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Papyrus Museum (Museo del Papiro)

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Address: Via Nizza n. 14 | Ortigia - Siracusa, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931 22100
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9:15 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

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Little Gem

Not included in many tour guides of what to see on Ortigia Island, Syracuse is this gem of a museum on the long and interesting history of papyrus in the world in general and in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A detailed and really interesting sequence of rooms showing the history and development of papyrus writings. The learned and enthusiastic founder of the museum was there, and had a chat. This museum is not to be missed.

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Lincolnshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

For the amount to see in here it is expensive to visit, we had to make a second visit as we arrived the first time in the afternoon to be told it was shut

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a small, but informative museum about Papyrus and Ortigia. It is easy to look at and was a pleasure to visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not included in many tour guides of what to see on Ortigia Island, Syracuse is this gem of a museum on the long and interesting history of papyrus in the world in general and in Sicily in particular. We found it uncrowded, well organized and staffed by knowledgeable and spoke good English. The video presentation (available in English) is very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I thought that the museum was well laid out. It was especially helpful to see the video (that was in English) to understand the history and the paper making process. One of the staff members came by and said "video" - so we followed her to watch the video and then returned to tour the museum. Note - the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about Papyrus - where grown, various uses, how it is made into paper. Very well presented and including a video presentation in English. One of the sources for papyrus is by a river near Siracuse and some can be seen growing near the Aretusa Fountain in Ortigia

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Papyrus museum was on my tour plans. When I arrived to Siracuse I managed by my navigator to this point, but unfortunately was pushed on closed doors at this place. No any information in English and nobody to ask. As it occurs it moved to another place in Ortigia. So my advice is to manage to this place entering the... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I wasn't sure what was in this museum until the first exhibit. Other than knowing what papyrus is I was clueless about it's history and Sicily's involvement in that history. It turned out to be very interesting. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but you might be surprised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This probably wouldn't qualify as a "must see" at all, but since I was staying in Ortigia for a week or so, I wandered on in when I came across it and am so glad I did. It's a lovely museum with good displays, lots of information, and when a nice man came running to find me, a great DVD... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was useful to be able to watch a video in English before looking at the displays. It was fascinating to learn about Papyrus in Africa and Sicily and the work of the great Sicilian professor.

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