We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
A Must-see Museum

Visiting cities, specially historical ones, archaeological museum is one of the very first place to... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Tehran, Iran
An outstanding museum

An excellent museum in the city of Ferrara! It offers the visitor a wonderful exhibition of the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Athens, Greece
Read all 471 reviews
All photos (388)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
The National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara is housed in the magnificent Palazzo Costabili (said of Ludovico il Moro), one of the most beautiful Renaissance palazzi of Ferrara by the great ferrarese architect Biagio Rossetti. The central...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via XX settembre, 122, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 66299
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ferrara
from US$43.80
More Info
from US$56.40
More Info
Reviews (471)
Filter reviews
58 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews etruscan artifacts excellent museum english explanations po delta stunning collection greek boats pottery spiga amber treasure maps palazzo findings city heritage hall
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Visiting cities, specially historical ones, archaeological museum is one of the very first place to visit, regarding to learn about the history of the city I am in. In this museum particularly I have found various parts of Etruscan's history. Variety of discovered parts in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank farhadzekavat
Reviewed 10 April 2018

An excellent museum in the city of Ferrara! It offers the visitor a wonderful exhibition of the rich archaeological heritage of Ferrara, especially the artifacts of the ancient etruscan city of Spina. Don't miss also the the beautiful ceiling vault "Hall of the Treasure" by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank antypasm
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have visited a number of Etruscan related museums in Italy and can say without doubt the museum in Ferrara is the most impressive! The contents are clearly laid out offering full and close access to these treasures. It's a must see 'location' when in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AubreyWenhaston_UK
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Unique collection of Etruscan tomb findings in a lovely palazzo with a splendid garden, far from the touristy center but near several other worthwhile sights.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank wws68
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We walked 1.3km from our Hotel Touring to spend the morning visiting the sights of East Ferrara. Beginning at the 9 AM opening of the 1469 Palazzo Bonacossi, then the 15th C Basilica Santa Maria in Vado, to 14th C Palazzo Schifanoia, to its Civico...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 1 May 2017

In this museum are exposed the remains of the old site of Spina, which developed about 500 years B.C. There is a rich and extended display of ancient Greek pottery, jewels and so on. The exposition is marvelous and very well-displayed and explained.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank zozopy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Extraordinary collection, great exhibition in a Renaissance Marvellous Palace. What's most compelling than a museum in the museum?! A trip accross History!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank giovibucci
Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you compare this museum to other archeological museums, it has a lot of special stuff to offer. While most such museums will show stone and bronze tools from the corresponding ages, and maybe a few items utensils from medieval times, this museum has four...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were lucky to find it open and free on New Years day. Excellent exhibits from ancient greece in excellent condition. Adorable maze garden was nice to explore. Easy walk from town centre.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JuneC683
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought? This museum has the largest and best collection of Etruscan artifacts in the world! Pots, necropolis, jewelry, maps, boats and visual presentations of Spina from 450 BC. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Sheila M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Residence Sweet Dreams
40 reviews
.65 km away
Hotel San Paolo Ferrara
405 reviews
.92 km away
Albergo San Romano
211 reviews
.97 km away
Antica Dimora della Racchetta
3 reviews
1.03 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 631 nearby restaurants
Trattoria le Nuvole
1,056 reviews
.49 km away
I Piaceri DI Lucrezia
909 reviews
.29 km away
Il Sorpasso
596 reviews
.53 km away
Pizzeria Orsucci da Armando dal 1936
178 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 178 nearby attractions
Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine
292 reviews
.25 km away
Le Mura di Ferrara
1,045 reviews
.23 km away
Museo di Casa Romei
377 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo Archeologico Nazionale staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines