We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Archeological Museum

Certificate of Excellence
History Museums, Museums
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman...
Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area.
read more
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 255 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
Lots of Pottery

If 2500 year-old pottery is your thing, this is your place. Lovely pots, large, small, and huge are displayed. Painted scenes depict life of our race 2500 years ago. Also some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
JohnFabian
,
Seattle area
Add Photo Write a Review

255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle area
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If 2500 year-old pottery is your thing, this is your place. Lovely pots, large, small, and huge are displayed. Painted scenes depict life of our race 2500 years ago. Also some jewelry, sculptures, and burial vaults. Best, most interesting, item is the actual colossus from the Temple of Zeus. Only a copy is seen at the temple site. Easy parking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The museum is outstanding: it has so many precious artefacts, among which is a telamon (giant statue) of Zeus, from the site of the Temples themselves, and of which only copies are left onsite, but the original is here in the museum. Housed here are many other historical findings from throughout the Agrigento province and beyond: smaller statues of deities,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shelter Island, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful museum. Not specifically creative displays, but the contents more than made up for the traditional designs. Each area was well organized and the museum kept me entertained for several hours. Well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

lots of interesting items for all ages, we loved especially the coins and the models of the giants and the tombs

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While waling around the big walls in the valley, the museum shows the other true gems of this place that need protection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Exquisite finds in great condition for the most part. Highlights include the Ephebus of Agrigento, the Greek warrior, attic vases, the dinos, the Telamon giant from the temple of Zeus and much more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Incredible collection of Vases, pots and figurines from pre Greek times thru the Greek settlements time frame. Photos of the Valley over the years accompanied by info and pictures along side the actual artifacts found at the site. Air conditioned. We found it difficult to find the parking. The entrance is a narrow rutted dirt lane. Difficult to see if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urbino
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A large and fascinating collection of finds from the Valley of the Temples - must be one of the best collections of Greek artefacts outside of Greece.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norway
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't think I have ever seen so many objects, and so many examples of the same kind. The museum is a liitle old fashioned: The collections are the important thing, the meaning and the story is not.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A great plus when visiting the temples - the displays are very well done and add context to the whole visit. So glad we visited the museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Archeological Museum also viewed

Agrigento, Province of Agrigento
 

Been to Archeological Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Archeological Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?