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Ragusa Archaeological Museum

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Address: | Palazzo Mediterraneo, 97010, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0932622963
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Worth a short visit

Once we had found this free museum (by going into the Hotel Mediterrean and taking their lift down to their car park basement and after exiting turning right on the road and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
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Burford, United Kingdom
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Burford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Once we had found this free museum (by going into the Hotel Mediterrean and taking their lift down to their car park basement and after exiting turning right on the road and then immediately right again down a passageway, we were very pleasantly surprised. It is small but there are some very interesting finds. We spent an interesting 30 minutes... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Firstly, this not an easy museum to find. A cursory glance at a map seems to show it by the Via Roma. It isn't. The Via Roma crosses a valley at this point, and the museum is really on the valley side below the bridge on Via Natelli. The finds are local, especially from Kamarina. There is a very good... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This museum exhibits a few thousand artifacts from the region, from around 6 th Century BC. Although almost all descriptions are in Italian you should be able to figure out most things. The diversity of objects is quite broad -- mostly ceramics; some metalwork, including two really interesting Greek helmets; some glass; and some installations showing how the archeological site... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Having spent much of the day in Ragusa Ibla and then parts of Ragusa Superiore, I wanted to complete the visit by seeing the archeological museum. First challenge was to find the entrance! From the bridge on via Roma I could see it, and so first tried the steps by the BW hotel, no joy. Then worked out if I... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This museum is highly recommended, both for the collection & its presentation. Once you have visited, it is a short walk to the Catacombs,where you can have a conducted tour to extend your knowledge of Regusa's long history

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Divided into periods/areas. Hundreds of artifacts and pottery fragments and some larger pieces. Several diggings reconstructed. Good labels (some English). Quite hard to find.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Plenty staff standing around with no interest in what seems like a good collection but poorly displayed in run down building with toilet out of service, no shop or services.Hard to find the dingy, dirty entrance poorly signed. Museum needs some tender loving care.

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

it's not a big museum but inside there are a lotta oldest things, vases and ancient Greek pottery 4,000 years ago, very important place.

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Oxfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First you have to find the entrance! It is cunningly situated round the side and does not look like a museum entrance and also it is on a level below the road bridges linking the two bits of the town. We were lucky and had gone there in a taxi and the driver showed us where the entrance was as... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A bit hard to find (decent the stairs next to the Best Western Mediterraneo hotel). Worth a visit - it's totally free and houses a wonderful collection of antiquities!

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