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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma

Palazzo della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233718
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Generally okay

If one is interested in coins, they have a big collection. Otherwise, the most arresting feature is... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
robin082
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Albany, New York
Interesting exhibits

Not only will you find a wide range of statues, artefacts from Italian digs there are also... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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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.
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

If one is interested in coins, they have a big collection. Otherwise, the most arresting feature is a group of eight Roman statutes excavated in the area.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Not only will you find a wide range of statues, artefacts from Italian digs there are also collections from Egypt. A large collection of statues of the great and good back to the 1st Roman Emperor including wives and family also. Very well put together...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

In teh combined Palazzo della PIlotta ticket this museum is also included. Small but very valueable artifacts, a lot which was found here in Parma. But there are also other Roman, Greek, Egyptien items.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

While visiting the Farnese teatro we visited the exhibition PArmegianino and Correggio Two Parma artists -16 the century and we enjoyed it very much. The museum has a nice collection of triptych + a lovely small drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Enjoy. Yona S.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum is small. It's included in the combined ticket and since it's located in the same complex as the Fornese Theater one might as well see it. It should take no longer than an hour for thorough viewing.

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Reviewed 7 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 27 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 7 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...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 13 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...More

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