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Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola

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Very accessible

My travel companion and I were looking for something to do after enjoying a meal and paseggiata on... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Marian C
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Great Archaeological Museum

Today we managed to visit several museums on one of the days it was free. Students are giving free... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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Via Domenico Ridola 24, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310058
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Visiting the archaeological museums is a must in Basilicata. Without them you miss so much of the rich history which extends thousands of years into the past. This museum is relatively small, a manageable size if you are looking for a way to relax for...More

1  Thank Theo_10101
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We had a little time to kill in Matera and thought we'd check out the museum. The admission price was low - 2-1/2 Euros, I believe, but we were a little put off by the person selling tickets, who seemed annoyed that we only had...More

1  Thank LPonch
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Some of the art displayed is interesting not in terms of quality but in terms of history. But the way it is displayed is really poor. No descriptions in English, very poor hanging of the art pieces, and worst of all: the heat inside the...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My travel companion and I were looking for something to do after enjoying a meal and paseggiata on a Sunday evening in Matera. We were shocked to find that the museum was still open. The cost is incredibly low and many of the objects are...More

1  Thank Marian C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Today we managed to visit several museums on one of the days it was free. Students are giving free guided tours on these days. The archeological museum in Matera has a wonderful collection of ceramic pieces. Worth a visit even if it's not free.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This museum is a must see even if it's just to look at the caves it's situated in. The sculptures are worth a look as well

Thank Coleen H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We had some free time on our tour of Matera and spent it in the archaeological museum. Though small, it had a strong collection of Greek pottery. The admission charge was only 3.50 Euros and well worth the price.

Thank WHGC
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Vast collection. Not for those who are interested in highly marketed museum 'bling' but substance. Few illuminating labels on the collection. Alot of hero worship concerning the founders of the museum. Very good explanation of Greek vase iconography, alas that is on the second floor...More

Thank reneebe
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Matera is such a vibrant town, with increasing numbers of tourists, I was surprised to be the only person in this museum the afternoon that I went. It is well put together and even for a non-Italian speaker, enjoyable. The main displays have some English...More

Thank Pixiefairweather
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Interesting artifacts and reconstructions that appeal to all ages. Some stairs involved but manageable

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This excellent establishment merits far more visitors than there were when we visited. It has many fascinating exhibits very clearly displayed, which enhance one's experience.

Thank marina d
Reviewed 2 April 2016

All signage is in Italian, so it doesn't take long for an English-speaker to get thru it. If you want to go in sequence, start with the exhibit rooms on the right after the ticket office.

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