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Archaeological Museum of Paestum

Address: Via Magna Graecia | Capaccio, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0)828 811023
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Paestum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

we contemplated not doing the museum but were glad we did. It's quite big but we chose an audio guide which is for the ruins also and this was great. There is a variety of stuff on display with something to suit everyone.

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Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I saved this museum for the afternoon when I knew it would be raining. The fascist architectural building was designed in 1938 but built in 1954. I personally loved all the slabs or frescos that portrayed ancient life in Paestum. I also appreciated the English descriptions throughout. The fresco "Tomb of the Diver" is the museums's treasure dating from 480... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great collection of every day life objects from the Hellenic period. It's not a big museum, but there's a lot to see in a well organized space.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum offers everything that was ever found in the archaeological site of Paestum. The finds range from the stone-age to the Roman period. The ticket for the museum is not expensive. Especially if you consider what is there to see. Some artifacts are beautiful; especially jugs, other kitchenware etc. You should really take your time and explore the museum!

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Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum contains a comprehensive collection of finds from the Paestum area. It really captures the essence of the place and it should not be missed. The collection is divided into 3 parts. The Neolithic and Iron Age which has very interesting finds with excellent English explanations as well as interesting videos showing the life and crafts of these era.... More 

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Leander, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent addition to the site nearby, provides an insight to the people and the lives they led. Well laid and presented. Attendents answered questions well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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207 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

You have go here to purchase your ticket to get into the Paestum. It is across the street (there are signs from the archeological site directing you to it). You can decide if you want to go into the site or the museum first. It was only 10 euros for the museum and the site. It is worth checking out... More 

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West Yorkshire
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32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum is dedicated to Paestum and its locality but has finds of international importance in its collection. Its small but presents itself really well with English translations for most items. The really special items were the painted tombs in such amazing condition, but the neolithic grave goods were also fascinating and some of them were discovered during the second... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Amazing to see so many artifacts that are ancient. It would have been better if more descriptions had been available. The museum is very convenient as it is cross the street from the ruins.

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Denver, CO
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Firstly, this museum is not in Greece. It is in southern Italy, by the archaeological ruins of Paestum. The metopes from the Temple of Hera are well exhibited, without being overly restored. There are many of the lovely treasures unearthed at Paestum, but by far the most interesting are the frescoes from the tombs, "The Diver" being the most famous.... More 

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