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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Inside the Museum there is a cloakroom where visitors can hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks.
There is one bookshop inside the Museum where it is possible to buy guide books in various languages and objects inspired by works of the Museum.
The museum is accessible for disabled persons.
One of the most important archaeological museums in Italy, it is mainly renowned for a very important Etruscan collection and an amazing Egyptian section, second in Italy (the first is in Turin).
The Museum was opened in 1888 when most of the Etruscan, Greek and Roman works collected by the Medici and the Lorraine families were moved from the Uffizi Gallery to the Palazzo della Crocetta (a 16th C. Medici property). A few years later, Egyptian works discovered by a French-Tuscan expedition to Egypt (1828) were moved to the museum and there arranged.
The Egyptian section shows works from Prehistory to the Copt era: steles, pottery, amulets, small bronzes and fabrics. The Etruscan section includes a huge collection of cinerary urns, sarcophagi, stone and bronze sculptures, small bronzes, home tools and pottery.
Important marble and bronze sculptures are displayed in the Greek-Roman section, along with a big collection of Greek painted pottery. A new splendid section has been recently added, with Etruscan and Roman precious stones, gems, cameos and jewellery.
Among the main Egyptian works there are some statues (Amenophi’s time), a military chariot (18th Dynasty), a pillar from the tomb of Sety I, the “square lip” faience goblet, the portrait of a lady from Fayum, the collection of Copt fabrics.
The most important Etruscan works are three celebrated big bronzes:
along with famous funerary sculptures:
Dating back to Greek-Roman times are:
The real gem of the museum is an Attic black-figures crater called “François Vase”(VI century B.C.).