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Archeologico National Museum

Piazza Santissima Annunziata n. 9b, Florence, Italy
055-23575
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Ranked #120 of 215 Attractions in Florence
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum holds some precious pieces of a interesting era and are worth seeing, however staff are unpleasant and dull the experience

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I joined TripAdvisor just to write a review for this place. Cannot recommend it enough. One of the finest and most relaxing collections in Florence. Where the rest of the city's galleries are a rush of Renaissance grandeur -- this museum surprises you. Pleasant staff, no crowds, and most importantly, seriously great art. Worth it just to see the Chimera... More 

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Chicago
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The exhibit on the ground floor about the Etruscans is done well-enough, with decent lighting, labels, and sight lines, but the treasures upstairs, including some astonishing Egyptian ones, are another story. The lighting is bad, there are no labels for individual works or even groups of works, not even in Italian, and with the exception of a bit of Egyptian-style... More 

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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251 attraction reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I was up early one morning and wanted to go to the Museum of San Marco but was a little too early. Just around the corner I found this wonderful museum, which I had almost completely to myself. Full of Etruscan art and all sorts of interesting artefacts, I really enjoyed my time here. About an hour is all you... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Archeologico National Museum is worth seeing because there are many archaeological remains that are beautiful and worth seeing. However the museum is not well organized and there are many displayed items without identifying names. We had to ask the young ladies working in the museum for the names of the exhibits several times. The bronze "Chimera of Arezzo" is... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have to differ from other posts as we found this museum absolutely amazing. Yes it does need some work and maybe some labels in English or at least a guide in English that you can follow along. The downstairs seemed to have recently been renovated and upstairs there were no cabinets that were empty. One room was closed for... More 

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Chicago
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

With some of the best Etruscan art, if only it was displayed to match the work. A LOT of the place is just a gaping empty room. And then there are rooms chock-a-block jammed with funerary pots. Once again, like the Ufizzi--it needs work. And money put into it, not boondoggled out.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I loved this museum! If you have an interest in Ancient History, it's definitely worth having a look. There's a huge collection of Etruscan artifacts, and the second floor has a wonderful collection of Attic Greek vases. There are some very significant pieces there and it's amazing to see them in real life! This museum also has the second largest... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a very extensive collection of artifacts at a reasonable price, but not recommended for children who would become as bored as the staff. The entrance itself must keep out many potential visitors. It is easy to overlook and appears closed with no information about opening hours, prices or what is within. You have to approach an automatic door... More 

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Rome
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My visit to Florence's archaeological museum was a most dispiriting experience. I had gone expressly to see the bronze Etruscan statue known as the Chimera of Arezzo (which is magical) and was astounded to see how poorly laid out and curated the collection is. It seems that all the innovations in museum design and presentation, which have taken place in... More 

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