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Museo Archeologico, Milan

(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Situated inside a former convent, Museo Archeologico 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 Museo Archeologico and other Milan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Museum is well organized in terms of both the didactic exhibition so you can appreciate its content; is divided into sections of Greek, Etruscan, Roman and art of old Milan. Contains exhibits of great interest and requires you to spend at least half a day for a visit. Exit deserves to get into the adjacent church of San Maurizio who is a true gem.
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  • INTERESTINGLY, SUITABLE FOR ' CURIOUS ' OF ALL AGES. Visit enjoyable, exhibits well presented, you can't get bored, it's worth spending a day
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  • I remember a tiny Museum in a spectacular area: the convent next to the Church of San Maurizio, and so is still, but today the surprises! From small place, cramped and poorly lighted Museum with a capital M. Identical entrance and well articulated sections, well explained, nicely divided: I go by heart, but I would say live Mediolanum in the basement, the early Middle Ages, Greek and Etruscan section section going up, more something more exotic. For the history buff or wants to know more is a real treat: Besides some mosaic, some statue, the base of the Roman walls, can be admired outside the Tower of the Roman circus and the polygonal Tower of the walls, the latter can be visited. For a city that grows thick is truly amazing! ... the milanese archaeology does not disturb only work on subways, today is substantially live. Congratulations!
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  • 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.
  • Decent museum for the history of milan and a surprisingly good collection of Etruscan artifacts. Well worth a visit
  • Beautiful archeological museum! Explore the history and development of Milan throughout the centuries! There are few very interactive panels where you can follow the lives of Milanese in time! Being one of the city's museums, the entrance is free every first Sunday of the month so do not miss your chance!
  • Well designed museum with nice pieces of art :) highly prepared and friendly personell :)
  • Interesting museum with a range of artifacts.