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“Small museum with local finds”

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma
Ranked #36 of 141 things to do in Parma
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Archaeological Museum tells the story of the origins of Parma and reveals artifacts of rare beauty and great historical importance. Founded in 1760 to house the findings from the excavations in the Roman city of Veleia,near Piacenza, it was enriched by the Duchess Maria Luigia (1815 to 1847) with important epigraphic and numismatic collections and Greek, Etruscan, Italic and Egyptians artifacts. Since 1867 the Museum houses one of the first prehistoric exhibitions in Italy. Today the museum consists of two distinct parts: the collections section and the archaeological rooms, containing the findings from the Parma area. In the first section, the Egyptian objects have a special importance, together with the findings from Veleia, including 12 marble statues of the Julio-Claudian family and the Tabula Alimentaria, the largest inscribed bronze tablet of Antiquity. The second section is dedicated to the prehistoric and classical artifacts found during archaeological excavations carried out in the territory of Parma. The Neolithic tombs and the findings from the "terramare", settlements of the second millennium BC, are particularly important. The rooms dedicated to Iron Age, Romans and Langobards are currently under reorganization.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Mostly collections from excavation of this region with a small collection. Of Egyptian artifact. Most exhibits come only with Italian description but worth a visit

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Many interesting antiquities, from Italy and ancient Egypt. It gives you a good idea about the Italian history.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

To me, this museum was quite a disappointment. The building outside, Palazzo della Pilotta, is much more impressive than its contents. Nonetheles, even its entrance isn't well signed. It was difficult to find out how to get in. The items on display are mediocre, at best, and most don't have quality information, even in Italian. English information on the exhibits is practically non-existent. The one room with the exhibit of the statues of the Imperial family Giulio-Claudia was the most interesting to me—but still poorly displayed. I expected more.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Amazingly poor collection of minor things that people happened to find locally. High point was a heavily restored Roman bust of a woman that looked like one in the Disneyland Haunted Mansio.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This museum is focused almost entirely on Northern Italy, but, since there have been people in this part of the world for a long, long time, the subject isn't at all limiting. There are some wonderful sculptures and some really interesting exhibits on early man - especially jewelry, pottery, and other household items. It's really worthwhile to visit for anyone interested in this subject. They also make it easy for people with mobility issues to see the sites (there are chair-lifts on the stairs, and there is a handicapped entrance and exit.

Thank Alecia F
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