Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Florence, Italy
Visit the Archaeological Museum without queuing up!
With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Archaeological Museum without standing in line.
With a few clicks you can visit a fabulous Etruscan and Egyptian section with masterpieces like the Chimera, the "Arringatore"(Orator), the Sarcophagus of Larthia Seianthi and the famous "François Vase”.
Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Florence.
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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.
What makes this Tour Unique?
- See Etruscan and Egyptian masterpieces like the Chimera, the "Arringatore"(Orator) and the famous "François Vase”
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Stay in the museum how long you want
Reduced and free tickets
- European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
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.
The Museum is located in Santissima Annunziata Square n°9b - Florence.
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:
- the Arezzo Chimera (IV century B.C.)
- the “Arringatore” (Orator) (I century B.C.)
- the Minerva (IV century B.C.)
along with famous funerary sculptures:
- the stone Mater Matuta (460-450 B.C.)
- the terracotta Sarcophagus of Larthia Seianthi (II century B.C.)
- the painted marble Sarcophagus of the Amazons (IV century B.C.)
Dating back to Greek-Roman times are:
- the renowned bronze Head of a Horse, once belonged to Lorenzo the Magnificent
- the bronze “Idolino” (Small Idol) from Pesaro
- the marble “Milani” Apollo and Little Apollo (VI century B.C.)
The real gem of the museum is an Attic black-figures crater called “François Vase”(VI century B.C.).
20 May 2016
The Museo Archeologice Nazionale is currently being renovated. It is nonetheless a great place to visit to see lots of wonderful art works. Steeped in history, it s well worth a visit.
14 Mar 2016
Take a 4 euro break from all the other museums and galleries and get an excellent history lesson with an impressive collection. Ground floor in construction Flux but follow the "museum itenary" signs to the first floor for an amazing Egyptian collection. Second floor covers the complete history of Italy with another comprehensive collection. All have English translations. The Chimera...
12 Feb 2016
For me this museum beat all the rest hands down even though we stumbled on it by accident walking across town from the hop-on/hop-off bus stop, and despite the fact we couldn't read much at all of the signs on the exhibits. This refers to hardly any English signage which probably stems from the fact that there were no tourists...
26 Oct 2015
The Archeological museum is not an upbeat modern museum so might be a little boring for the really young but it is well worth a visit if you enjoy treasures from the past. They seem to also have regular small but very interesting special exhibitions which are worth a visit. We have never found it to be crowded and it...
15 Aug 2015
This is one of the most important museums in the town and it must be visited imperatively. Awesome collections, specially the etruscan, greek and egiptian.
14 Jun 2015
Florence in June was incredibly busy so it was a relief to visit the Archaeological Museum - quiet and shady place, with just a handful of visitors in the entire building, and some great collections including Roman bronzes and Egyptian mummies.
11 Mar 2015
Located close to the Accademia , this museum has many wonderful Roman and Etruscan works as well a great Egyptian collection.
01 Dec 2014
i wanted to see fine Etruscan art and artifacts. I looked no further this museum for only 4 Euros has floors of fine Etruscan relics and artifacts. The most beautiful and well preserved I have ever seen. Original paint remained on some of the statues. The breath taking Chimera is on the second floor near the most awe inspiring cameos,...
07 Nov 2014
The museum holds some interesting facts for those interested in archaeology. It is not a well known tourist destination so there is no crowds and you can peacefully admire the artifacts. The museum is being renovated hall by hall so you may find some rooms with old display cases and Italian signage but there are also some rooms with extensive...
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27 Oct 2014
I was looking for a collection of Tuscan prehistory art. Beautiful. No crowds. Some explanation in English , but the exhibition is well organized , so there is no absolute need in a guide.