Museo archeologico del Territorio di Populonia

Museo archeologico del Territorio di Populonia

Museo archeologico del Territorio di Populonia
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Allestito all’interno del Palazzo Nuovo, nel cuore del centro storico di Piombino, il Museo archeologico del territorio di Populonia è il luogo ideale dove tornare a fare un salto nel passato. Un museo spazioso (1.800 mq disposti su tre piani) che espone oltre 2.000 reperti preistorici, etruschi e di epoca romana. Da non perdere: il percorso multimediale e musicale, gli allestimenti in scala reale di attività e di ambienti antichi, le grandi ricostruzioni di paesaggio e soprattutto l’anfora argentea di Baratti, capolavoro in argento proveniente dal mare, simbolo del Museo e della bellezza del territorio.
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1-2 hours
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daedalux
Monza, Italy47 contributions
Aug 2022
Very interesting museum.
well arranged and explained archaeological finds mainly from the area of Baratti (Populonia) and surroundings.
Clear explanation of the ancient etruscan iron working technique.
It raised the interest (non so easy...) of the teens coming with me...
Written October 1, 2022
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Maryna Ch
5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The museum is not very big but quite interesting. Staff working here is nice and helpful. The Guide has a passion for the history and archeology of the region , all the stories she was speaking about were interesting.Indeed the place is quick insight in the history of Etruscan people.
Written July 23, 2020
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Mary Orthodontist
Warrington, UK18 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The museum is cosy small interesting place.
Quick insight into Etruscan history. Nice and helpful staff.
Written July 23, 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,880 contributions
Sep 2019
Those who visit the archaeological park in Baratti and Populonia (the park consists of three nucleuses, two in Baratti, in the flat and coastal area of ​​the Etruscan necropolis, and one in Populonia, high on the homonymous promontory), often find in the captions that the archaeological iitems found there are kept in this museum in nearby Piombino. A visit to the museum is therefore appropriate, whenever possible.
We visited the Museum on a sunny September weekend: the weather invited everyone to go to the beach rather than to the Museum. And in fact, in addition to us, only one other couple was present during our visit. It's the more commendable that the Municipality of Piombino foresees however for the Museum ample opening hours.
The Museum doesn't show the features of an archaeological museum of ancient tradition, albeit small: it was established in recent times, assembling together with findings of lower weight the outstanding ones, which give the Museum its character, and which date back recent, or that in any case have been recently put up in public institutions. Among them (let's take just a few examples here): the silver amphora with representations of the goddess Cybele, which documents, in the middle of the 4th century, the persistence of pagan worships (in this case, of oriental origin) in the territories of the Roman Empire; the mosaic with fish found into the Populonia acropolis, the "treasure of Rimigliano", consisting of a conglomerate of 3d century's Roman coins, which has been chosen not to break down to avoid damaging them and is kept in an "aquarium" to keep the recovery conditions.
The museum also has a strong didactic component, which leads it to be particularly suitable for school visits.
In essence, this is an attraction suitable for spending from one to two hours.
Written November 4, 2019
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hellmbeck
Fishers, IN816 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Off the beaten path and worth the drive! Small museum, easy to navigate. The silver amphora is the big draw and is beautifully highlighted with lots of information easily available. On your way back north, totally worth a stop in Bolgheri for wine tasting!
Written August 12, 2018
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BobC558
New York City, NY315 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
this is a must if you are at all interested in the history of the area that you are visiting when in Piombino. . Take the time and read the signs in the museum - they are in both italian and english, and it will make what you see all the more interesting.
Written May 1, 2016
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Hilarywears
London, UK52 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Don't miss the wall designed by Da Vinci on the way in! Another museum that deserved to be busier than it was with a good selection of finds from Populonia taking one through the history of the settlement
Written April 25, 2016
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Museo archeologico del Territorio di Populonia is open:
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM