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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Piazza G. Bruno, 10 | Ex Convento S. Domenico, 06100, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number: 075-572-7141
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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A most interesting and comprehensive museum

This museum presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of the archaeology of the Umbrian region. It is beautifully presented and well documented. It is definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of the archaeology of the Umbrian region. It is beautifully presented and well documented. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank gianlorenzo
Perugia, Italy
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I told him we were going to the Archeological Museum on our outing he said "over my dead body". I said there was a riconstruction of an Etruscan tomb found unviolated in Perugia and therefore very important. After visiting the underground riproduction and seeing sarcofagi his comment was that they must have been very small to fit in there!... More 

Thank Cocciolino2015
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64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the Etruscan relics. Well displayed and the walk down to the museo and then along to the medieval gardens is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank GaryLex
Brookline, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Out and to the east of the center, next to the huge bulk of San Domenico, is this large center of archaeological research and display - largely of Roman and important Etruscan tombs and artefacts, many in bronze. The underground display of a recently discovered family necropolis is outstanding.

Thank NicJBoston
Krakow, Poland
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136 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Museum is located in very nice area. Entrence is2/4 euros. Colection is impressive - sarcofages, inscriptions, numismatic collections. Recommended.

1 Thank mojitoclassic
Perugia, Italy
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31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The museum is very nice in a very central place, very good conditions, nice garden and a lot to see, is medium small size, nice i recommend it.

1 Thank ExperianceForEver
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited this museum as part of a trip to Perugia and included it on our Perugia City Card. The museum is in an old church/cloister and the building itself is quite beautiful. The collection, however, was not really up to what we expected. There are quite a few Etruscan funerary urns in the cloister area and one good reproduction of... More 

2 Thank lizcasha
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are at all interested in learning a bit about ancient civilization in Italy this is a great museum to visit. You can start with a pictorial review of prehistoric sites and finds and progress through Etruscan history into the later Roman era with amazing remnants of those civilizations. Did you know that the Etruscans were already exporting wine... More 

1 Thank Mike A
Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you've any interest whatsoever in the Etruscans and/or ancient history, this is your zone for a grand total of four (4!) euros. I'm a Classics student, and have been there twice. It's not quite as fabulous as the museums in Tarquinia and Chiusi due largely to it's somewhat dated bldg - like many state-funded institutions in the current economy,... More 

2 Thank ElleSavn
Ancona, Italy
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1,227 reviews
761 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Light, airy, spacious, with a modern feel (it was only reopened a few years ago), full of variety, with well-lit, uncluttered displays, not patronising, not intimidating, not claustrophobic, helpful and intelligent people working there, it's nearly perfect... The only possible negative is that it's a ten or fifteen minute walk from the centre. I got a taxi. The person in... More 

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