Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico

Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico, Isernia: Hours, Address, Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico

Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico
4.5
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
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4.5
156 reviews
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FrankXXX
Utrecht, The Netherlands267 contributions
Very nice museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
This museum gives you the development of man.
How were people living in the Paleolitucum?
Lots of finds. Of animals and man.
The museum also shows an ongoing excavation.
Very interesting.
Written 19 September 2019
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Ian F
Warsaw15 contributions
Excellent presentation of a really important site.
Nov 2017 • Family
Great contextualisation of the findings; however, the English translations are a bit weak. Google translate isn't perfect yet...
Written 5 November 2017
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giorgiocannella
Rome, Italy812 contributions
The most important Paleolithic deposit of fossil finds in Europe.
Oct 2017 • Friends
The most important Paleolithic deposit of fossil finds in Europe dating back to 700,000 years ago.
"The excavations have resulted in a complex stratigraphic sequence of roughly five meters thick, characterized by the accumulation of fluvial lacustrine and volcanic deposits."
Among the animals that have been found there are: bear, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, megacero, deer, bison, cervids.
Museum layout is well cared for and also suitable for school visits.
The entrance ticket has an irresistible price: 4 euros.
Written 14 October 2017
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74marianne
Molfetta, Italy29 contributions
Really nice
Sep 2016 • Family
This museo is just fantastic place to visit. Really well made and excellant way to learn how people lived in paleolitic time.
Written 29 August 2017
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purpleboots
wales120 contributions
Worth the trip
May 2017 • Solo
Made a special trip to isernia to see this new museum and was pleased to have done so but......
It's a wonderful new building purpose built around excavations that started back in 1978 when the new motorway unearthed palaeolithic items - all very exciting and the museum is laid out to give visitors a view of the findings (reproduced with sound effects) in one building that also fixes some background. Furthest away and right on the motorway is a covered building where they are still excavating (tho not when I was there and frankly it looked pretty deserted) it's big enough to give you a good idea of the number of and depth of layers they have to go through - all around the museum there are diagrams showing how the different layers are laid down. Closest to the ticket office (but the place they suggest you visit last ) is a big room (aimed at school parties I'd guess) that contains examples of the housing that might have been used by humans at each stage and explanations of the changes and examples of places (mostly in Molise) where they've found examples of these encampments. Much of it is in English but sadly they haven't bothered to translate the boxes specifically aimed at children (& I do mean bothered - the boxes are only about 100 words in each and the Italian is very simple so it could easily be run past mr Google and pasted up)
Something well worth seeing if you've got elementary Italian (or Spanish or French) is the time machine which takes you back from now to when the original items were left - brilliant !
Biggest problem for me was actually getting there by foot - all signage from town is for cars - if you're walking arm yourself with a map aim for the cemetery and go right around the back of the walls and take a left at the very end of what seems to be a dead end but in fact beings you into a small road that goes up and out onto a road about 200 m from the museum (just keep walking )
No cafe at the museum - or bookshop or anything else that would add to the experience (I probably caught them on a bad day bit they seemed genuinely confused that I wanted a ticket) it's a real pity that this place isn't better advertised / known as it's a great space that kids in the dinosaur stage would really enjoy with enough gritty details for history geeks .
Written 31 May 2017
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ForzaRocca
Boston, MA71 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2016 • Family
A lot of interesting history to see here. There is not much to do in Isernia for the tourist, so this would be suitable if you are trying to site-see!
Written 3 February 2017
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Alimarinaio
Reading, UK14 contributions
Very interesting
Dec 2014 • Couples
The site of the earliest evidence for humans in Europe and use of fire. Went deep in winter and had the place to ourselves an excellent little place with a really good interactive part and the chance to observe the current excavation. Only down side is in the non interactive main hall there is very little translation from Italian to other languages despite this being done in the interactive section.
Written 31 August 2015
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Annette R
Cambridge, UK17 contributions
A Museum which puts it all into perspective
Jan 2015
This was a nice hour and completely off the beaten track in Isernia, and an interesting break from trekking through the Centro Storico or surrounding hills. It was interesting to view the various historical periods throughout history, contrast them with the views outside, and note that this part of Italy has been continually inhabited throughout the history of mankind. Views of the actually archeological sites from above are fun.
Written 26 August 2015
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