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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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Tue - Sun 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

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It is not just for writing

A very interesting museum. Until the visit I thought papyrus was only used by the Egyptians for writing. I now know that it had a lot of many uses.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Interesting museum to get acquainted with the story of papyrus, its uses and new research. You can visit in less than an hour. I thought 10 euros was too expensive for what it offers...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just so much history to read about and learn Very well presented and an amazing building that houses museum. It's just incredible to see how they went about things and how the developed this amazing product to put history on paper. Enter fee is worth it and more. Should visit close to centre of Ortigia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There was so much possibility in this museum... Sadly, it fell short. Having a real practical example of how to turn the reeds into "paper" would have been awesome for all. Also, the staff followed us around like we were potential thieves, yet didn't have anything to offer when we asked questions. As an ancient history teacher, road schooling my... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A very interesting museum. Until the visit I thought papyrus was only used by the Egyptians for writing. I now know that it had a lot of many uses.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The first challenge was locating this museum -- the town map the hotel supplied was out of date and showed the old museum location, out by the archaeological park. Later when we stumbled upon its current location in Ortygia in a beautiful old building, we seemed destined to visit. I recommend starting your visit with the very informative film (shown... More 

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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, United Kingdom
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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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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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Additional Information about Papyrus Museum (Museo del Papiro)

Address: Via Nizza n. 14 | Ortigia - Siracusa, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931 22100
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

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