Civic Archaeological Museum, Milan

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#25 of 74 in Museums in Milan
Situated inside a former convent, Civic Archaeological Museum traces the history of ancient Milan. The complex, established in the 9th century, now features modern exhibits designed to provide a glimpse into the city's earliest days. The museum displays artifacts unearthed in Milan and the surrounding area, and is best known for containing ancient statues and rare examples of Roman glass. Follow the viewing route to access the three sections dedicated to Etruscan and Greek civilizations, as well as Lombardy in medieval times. Look for ancient Greek theatrical masks, Roman funerary stele, and Corinthian helmets from the 5th century BCE. Our Milan tourist route planner makes visiting Civic Archaeological Museum and other Milan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful Museum with the different eras represented on different floors. The remains inside are also clearly visible. The second most recent room is also better laid out and more pleasant to visit.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Museum is used inside the old Maggiore monastery. It is a historic building itself exhibits. Article on the history of the ancient Roman Milan, ancient Greece and Roman archaeological and historical exhibits. Museum in the Western Roman Emperor Maximian times Tower (The Plygonal Tower), city walls and the inside seeing you can. It is a Museum of Roman age like enough fun.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Italian Museum which preserves artefacts Lombards, Romans, Etruscans and Greeks. Especially interesting the Mediolanum's history and the evolution of the city through reconstructions and finds. A hidden Museum to visit!
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  • April 19, 2017
    The museum is small but it has a lot of artefacts about four stages of civilizations, residing in Italy - Greek, Etruscan, Middle ages, Antiquity. It is located in an old monastery. It is worth for people interested in archeology and history
  • April 14, 2017
    Small place, nice but not a big amount of exponate. For someone interested in history is a must.
  • May 11, 2017
    Very interesting and calm. A bit of history about the city ruins placed​ in the different parts of the city.
  • November 18, 2016
    The little museum is a nice change from the bustling city and has some nicely preserved samples from times long gone. For 5€ just go there and enjoy one or two hours of archeology, depending on your level of interest. You can also sit and relax in the yard while looking at the ruins there.
  • May 14, 2017
    Very small but informative. Can be full of kids and information is normally in Italian.

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