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Regional Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Regionale)

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Address: Piazza Olivella 24, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 61 16 805
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Unfortunately Closed for Renovations

We were very disappointed that this museum is still closed. They had a culinary exhibit that consisted of a few antiquities in glass displays. It is a shame as we were really... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend a visit only when you happen to be nearby. Almost all artefacts are hidden in closed rooms. It is a shame!

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Much of the museum was closed for renovation for our visit (it should have reopened in 2013) but there was a free and fascinating display on the history of food in Palermo from prehistoric times to the time of the Normans with detailed descriptions in English. Very informative and interesting and displaying many artefacts related to food and cooking from... More 

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Lauria, Italy
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I first went this museum several years ago and it has been shut since, its denying people to see the beautiful artifacts that complete the story of this island. It maintains an online presence but no information on when it will open, surprisingly online it seems to be impossible to find information about the museum re opening. I hope the... More 

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Thank Stephen N
Florida
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157 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We were very disappointed that this museum is still closed. They had a culinary exhibit that consisted of a few antiquities in glass displays. It is a shame as we were really looking forward to visiting. It is a travesty that this place is still closed after many years. The reason you visit Sicily is to see the ancient antiquities... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited this museum in early November 2015. Except for two tiny exhibits, the museum is closed for renovation (possibly for a year). My rating of one star is based on the fact the museum is essentially closed. I am writing this review to alert Palermo travelers that this attraction is essentially closed.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This was hard to find but worth the effort. Entry is free and the exhibitions are good, with English translations of all information. However, we were informed that most of the museum is closed at the moment and it was frustrating that so much was closed off.

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Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Located only 2 Blocks from Massimo in a lovely Piazza. The building has been beautifully restored. It traces the history of mankind in the Palermo Area. Beautiful Statues and exhibits that detail the evolution of food and wine in Palermo. Do not miss!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tucked away in the winding streets of Palermo. There are much better archeological museums in Itally. Saying that this is small but has some interesting things and it's free! The people who work there are warm and welcoming.

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Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that this museum continues to be listed and promoted locally it has apparently been closed for 3 years!? It is undergoing a renovation Palermo style. Further, the date to reopen is?! This is common in Palermo...open no....closed si.

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Luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the other reviews on Tripadvisor, we had expected the museum to be closed, but they have such amazing exhibits that we thought it was worth trying. We were welcomed in to the first courtyard (free entry) and there was a small exhibition on the founder of the museum with a selection of artefacts. No information on when the museum... More 

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