Museo Archeologico di Siena

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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,642 contributions
Friends
This was an amazing find and although I went ‘ho hum another museum’ I’m glad my friends encouraged me to visit.
There are some stunning sculptures and artworks here but alas I didn’t find it disabled friendly.
There were a few students life drawing but they were rude and noisy chatting all the time.
Otherwise it was a good spot to see some traditional Italian workmanship.
Written May 11, 2018
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JeanChippenham
Bath, UK185 contributions
Couples
I really enjoyed this museum which contains many artefacts that there is no room for in the Duomo. There is a startlingly beautiful stained glass rose window removed during World War II. I've no idea why it was not replaced afterwards. There are lots of steps in the building so not good for severe mobility problems. I loved the old manuscripts.
Written May 16, 2018
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profjoypc
Alnwick, UK4,444 contributions
Couples
The Musea Archeologico is definitely worth visiting in association with il Duomo. It is possible to purchase an inclusive ticket for 12 euros which is good value for seeing such captivating statues and other artefacts. Many are by Giovani Pisano dating from 1248 to 1314 and were originally on il Duomo itself. Indeed it makes the cathedral tour complete to see the exhibits in the museum.
Written April 30, 2014
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,586 contributions
After walking down from Santa Maria Della Scala, if you enter the closest door on the left, where the workers sit in what looks like a ticket booth, you see two paths. The path on the left contains artifacts from Siena and the path on the right, National artifacts. The path to the right is rather short and you walk in and out the same way. The path on the left winds around with multiple rooms and paths. In one area you walk from one room to another through a curved walkway that appears to just be dug out like a cave. You also pass a section that I think may be bones that were partially dug out. You see old pottery and many other artifacts. The path winds around and comes out in a different area than where you came in. The place is quite large and I am sure I missed some rooms. There were very few tourists in Santa Maria della Scala and even fewer down in the Archeological Museum. I would have liked to have had more time to spend here.
Written December 14, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia7,519 contributions
This museum is located in the tunnels which are on the lowest level of what is the labyrinth that is the Santa Maria della Scala complex. Entry is EUR 9-00 for adults but concessions are available as well as combination tickets to visit the Duomo and various other Duomo related attractions or the Museo Civico which make the entry price cheaper. There are a number of stairways within the Santa Maria della Scala complex but I did see a lift just not sure as to whether it went to all levels.

The museum was started during the 1920's and 1930's and moved to Santa Maria della Scala in 1993. It was subsequently relocated to its present space in the tunnels in 2001.

The many Etruscan and Roman artifacts are exceptionally well displayed in glass cases, or if larger items, along the corridors and walkways that join up the various tunnels that have been dug into the rock under the old hospital. The lighting is used to very good effect to highlight the exhibits which are divided into two main sections being those which have been donated from private collections and those which have been discovered in Siena and the surrounding regions.

Well worth a look as part of a visit to Santa Maria della Scala.
Written September 13, 2019
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kim964
Cranleigh, UK52 contributions
Couples
Came here to see the old hospital but found ourselves lost amongst the old artefacts in the museum. You get an audio guide for free, but check it works we had to return twice!!
The museum/hospital is badly signed so you have no idea where you are, but nonetheless the place is interesting! Just give yourself plenty of time to explore
Written July 14, 2017
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barbaradtaylor
coppell texas usa106 contributions
Friends
The museum was interesting in parts. Seemed to be displays being rearranged or set up. The section about the recent earthquake in Umbria was very interesting
Written March 2, 2017
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David-3083-1138
12 contributions
Solo
**about 50% of the rooms on the map are closed
- Very poor lighting with very few worthwhile pottery pieces. Some Roman eroded/damaged marble cremation internment urns and containers
- basically for school field trips
Written November 5, 2015
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Elizabeth T
Lansing, MI304 contributions
Couples
Our life is in ruins. That is my husband and I are retired Americans who travel to ruins and archeological sites. We spent 3 weeks in Greece and now visit this fabulous museum. We arrived with no idea that Sienna had such antiquity. We expected dark ages and medieval enlightenment. Instead we found the most organic and dynamic display of artifacts we have yet to encounter. Loads of 6th century BC subjects.
Written May 11, 2015
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Alain410
41 contributions
Couples
This Museum is someplace we went on our last day. It was so amazing. 6 levels of wonder some of which are barely excavated and date back to the Etruscans around 300-700BC. Great artifacts, signage in English, and rooms and rooms full of ancient Tuscany history. It by far is one of the most impressive displays we have seen. The Siena people are very proud of their heritage and this is an excellent example based on what they have done and what they are continuing to uncover. You go down underneath the hospital to two levels of previous cities that existed on the site and each layer has its own artifacts. Beautifully done. And guards there are willing to tell you the story on how they are proceeding. A must see! We spent three hours there and could have spent a day.
Written October 28, 2014
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