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Archeological Museum

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological... more » Owner description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area. « less
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Aldgate, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A great museum, a must before heading to the Valley of the Temples. We were there the first Sunday in August and told it was free to enter as it was a holy day. So I don't know the cost to enter, go early to avoid the crowds.

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Napa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are into Archeology this is a great place and not to be missed. It is a great addition to visiting the various temples and feels in many of the missing pieces.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

well laid out, good captions in English as well as Italian, amazing range of finds from the various excavations many in excellent condition. Very imposing statue which has to have its feet in the open-plan basement area to fit into the building. Layout is straightforward (a circular route rather than too much winding in and out of little rooms) so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is nice to visit after you've visited the Valley of the Temples, and is included in the ticket price of €13.50. It was nice to wander through, however I would have preferred a guide or an information booklet to understand what I was looking at. Maybe next time I'll do that.

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Erie, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm not particularly fond of archeological exhibits unless there is a good overview provided to put things in perspective. This museum is impressive for the artifacts, but sorely lacking in English translations. Furthermore, there is no drinking water available inside or outside the building, and there is little to no seating inside if you want to sit and rest while... More

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Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited this museum with a local guide . I can't tell you how much I learned from him. We would have never understood the stories and background of all the pieces without his expertise as he walked us around to each glass case!

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Wellingborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fascinating collection of objects both large and small from different periods with good written explanations on each cabinet so very easy to follow if not that well clued up beforehand! My favourites were probably all the many different moulds for making the smaller pots, statues etc and the beautiful inscribed scenes on the vases depicting the fabulous myths and legends... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I am not into museums and galleries as much as most but with a package deal (when purchasing tickets at the entrance of the temples ask for the museum as well and it is cheaper than buying each ticket separately) it was worth visiting the museum.

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Dorset, England
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The exhibits are well presented (though sometimes the lighting is not quite right). Comprehensive descriptions in English and Italian. Highlights are the Greek amphorae (these are as good as they get). and some 'giant' statues from the temple of Hercules, which gives you a feel for the scale of the temple. Plan for a couple of hours at least, if... More

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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Many lovely things, Greek vases, a child's sarcophagus etc. but no help in finding the best things amongst the multitude of objects. If one had a whole day or preferably three, this would not matter. As it is, it is too easy to get lost or miss the 'stars' of the museum.

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