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Archaeological Museum of Paestum

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Address: Via Magna Graecia | Capaccio, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0)828 811023
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Must See Before or After Temple Visit

Doesn't matter whether you go prior or after your visit of the Paestum temples. Either way this museum sums up the beauty and sophistication of the Greek civilization in southern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Doesn't matter whether you go prior or after your visit of the Paestum temples. Either way this museum sums up the beauty and sophistication of the Greek civilization in southern Italy in 300-400 BC era. Many artifacts from nearby tombs and the temples are in incredible condition and not to be matched even in Greece itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A great museum to better understand what you will see across the street. Greek ruins which are amazing!!!

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Comox Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Coming from North America this was our firsthand view of a piece of ancient History. We took the train from Salerno and spent an hour leisurely exploring the many artifacts on display

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A brilliant museum showing many of the artefacts excavated from Paestum. Statues, terracottas, bronzes, amazing painted Greek pottery, but best of all were the Lucanian and Greek frescoes. They are well over two thousand years old, but still bright and vivid, amazingly lifelike and very evocative. Best of all were the frescoes from the Tomb of the Diver. Admission is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A pleasant, quite small museum, but definitely worth a visit. We went after walking round the temples, but I think it would be better visited beforehand.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The entrance to the museum and the site of Paestum is covered by a single ticket. The museum is a must visit as it shows representations of how the site looked and has recreations of the friezes along the top of the temple. There are numerous artefacts including the 'Tomb of the Diver' although I understand this is being loaned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been here twice now and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. If you love ancient history this is the place for you. You walk on the roads once traveled by the Greeks thousands of years ago and the temples are in exquisite preservation. The museum is modern and has many outstanding displays. Even the teenagers in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The museum is worth and hour, many parts of the buildings, metopes, etc., and interpretation maps and exhibits. It is much improved since my last visit a number of years ago. Free first Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is a small museum and you can visit the museum with the same ticket as the one for the temple-area.

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Swindon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nestled alongside the ruins (the ticket to the ruins covers the museum too), this is a beautiful accompaniment. Filled with artifacts and tombs paintings. statues, etc and covering both the Greek and the Roman era's, this is a must see once you've visited the ruins themselves. It's larger than I would have expected, perhaps an hour would be enough time... More 

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