Museo Nazionale Cerite
Museo Nazionale Cerite
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
It is hosted in the fortress of the 1200, which was converted into a castle by the Orsini family in the 1400. There are displayed some of the artifacts from the Etruscan Necropolis of Monte Abatone, Banditaccia, Bufalareccia and Sorbo. In 2013 the new media path has been opened, and it is developed in four sections. Thanks to the installation of four 3D projectors it is possible to understand the history of the most famous art crafts of the collection. At the beginning the visitor is welcomed by a introductory video with the voice of Piero Angela describing the peculiarities of the museum. The works of art have a time spanning over nine centuries. Thanks to the multimedia animation, we can see the decorations of vases better and renewed, ancient myths, everyday life scenes, sport and religious cults are easy to be understood, the history of the object is understandable. it is the concept of the "Alive Museum" where the interaction between the visitor and the object is inverted, the museum is describing itself relating to the public in a unique new way, using new technologies and an easier accessible language.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Stephen M
Thailand8 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a superb day combining this place with a trip to the necropolis. The Etruscans were astonishing in their ceramic technology and this is beautifully represented in a lovely collection. You also appreciate this great pre-roman civilsation and its links to Greece. Also worth walking around the outside of the ramparts.
Written March 2, 2020
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Clive B
Dartford, UK1,354 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Not worth visiting just for the museum alone, but if you are interested in visiting the UNESCO site, ancient villages of Cerveteri, or the Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia, then it is a must see attraction that adds life to the area. You can purchase a joint ticket that works out cheaper too. The artifacts within the museum are impressive for such a small centre, many being produced around 500BC, and the information on each objeft is available in both Italian and English. Where there are flags on the glass (Italian and English), just touch the flag of your choice to select the language, then touch the glass once for an audio visual description that adds a lot more information to an otherwise static historic object. The museum is on two levels, with an exit on the second floor, so you can do the ground floor first, then go up to the second floor before exiting. The second floor exit takes you back to outside the main entrance on the ground floor. Toilets were clean and tidy, but limited in number; one male, one female and one disabled.
Written August 16, 2019
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heehawEngland
England80 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
most exhibits in italian so not much for an english speaker but the exhibits are still interesting for a quick visit as part of a joint visit with the necropolis.
Written November 2, 2018
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dawn o
Shanghai, China34 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We paid the 8€ ticket to do both the necropoli and museum. The first was spectacular and well worth investing time and effort - although we later saw from photos at the museum that it had been quite badly kept, with no attempt to restrict the growth of grass, plants etc that can so badly damage stonework.
We spent the majority of the day there.....and therein lay our problem!
We don't speak Italian but didn't expect this to exclude us from such architecturally important sites (we do speak other languages so its not a case of "lazy English"). Firstly, we were not told that we had to visit both sites on the same day, or pay again (which is what we had to do, even on a Sunday when most of Europe allows free entry). Secondly, and only once you've got past the completely ignorant staff, apart from a few posters of the sites and touch screens describing various artefacts, there was nothing (not even in Italian) explaining where items were found, what they were for, why they were important etc. obviously we could appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the items on display - its just a shame we still have no idea what relevance they have!
Written August 25, 2013
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Thanks for your visit and review, we are waiting again in Cerveteri
Written August 7, 2016
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annonymus800
London, UK1,188 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
A very good and beautiful collection of mostly ceramics, but other Etruscan art and every day objects. Highly recommended if you just been to the Necropolis. One hour well investided.
Written December 16, 2017
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Good morning, thanks for visiting cerveteri. Greetings
Written March 7, 2018
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Caroline S
3 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
We did the combo and the Necropoli was excellent but the woman working at the museum was very miserable. My kids were looking at the pieces and my little guy got excited over something he saw so he ran over to it. The woman started scolding him very angrily in Italian then shushed my other son for walking up the stairs too loudly?? As she left us on the 2nd floor, she warned me there were cameras?? Very insulting and inappropriate considering I am strict with my kids and not the type to defend them when they actually do something wrong. Oh, and we were the only ones in there!! Ruined the visit completely so we just left. A real shame people are so mean to kids!!
Written November 24, 2016
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Good morning, we are sorry though for the experience that you have had in our museum. We apologize for the incident, we will present to the lady you met that day. I still do our apologies, I hope we will return to find. See you soon
Written February 15, 2017
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euromarch
Canada123 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
We visited the museum after the tombs, on the same day. I can't really see travelling to Cerveteri to only see the museum, but it is an interesting and informative addition to the tombs. The vases recently returned by the Met Museum in New York are here, which is interesting in itself. The museum has a neat holographic audio-visual system for many artifacts where you touch the glass in front of it and it seems to lift up and rotate, and might even be shown being used! It is amazing to think of the investment in this system in such a small local museum. The museum is included in the same ticket as the tombs, and is located where all of the local buses stop. I would budget between half and hour and an hour, depending on your interest in Etruscan culture.
Written October 19, 2016
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Thanks for visiting. Greetings
Written March 7, 2018
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Marcin
Rome, Italy129 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
It is an interesting museum. I would recommend this as a complementary visit to the necropolis if you are into the Etruscan culture.
Written November 3, 2014
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Thanks for your visit and review , we are waiting again in Cerveteri
Written August 7, 2016
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daddiov
USA17 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
Great collection but poorly arranged and displayed.

Visit the necropolis first and watch the movie about the Etruscans so that you will know what you are seeing in the museum,
Written March 20, 2014
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Thanks for your visit and review, we are waiting again in Cerveteri
Written August 7, 2016
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HarmV_2000
Leiden, The Netherlands80 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Only after local people suggested us to go here we discovered this marvelous site. A little outside Cerveteri this old impressive site is excavated and yet quite a few tombs in the neighbourhood are to be excavated. This site provides you a view in the variety of Etruscan history, you can enter some tombs and in the size of the excavated site you experience several aspects of a civilization unknown to me. Don't forget to watch the movie next to the little restaurant, it realy helps you in understanding the background. This site is not yet crowded by busloads of tourists. Have fun!
Written August 16, 2013
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Thanks for your visit and review, we are waiting again in Cerveteri
Written August 7, 2016
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