Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

Reggio Calabria, Italy

The Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia (National Museum of Magna Græcia) is a museum in Reggio Calabria, housing an archaeological collection from sites in Magna Graecia.

Initially formed with a nucleus of material ceded from the city's Museo Civico in the 19th century, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Magna Grecia then grew via many discoveries in various excavation campaigns in the ancient city-states of Calabria, Basilicata and Sicily. 

The two large, well-preserved 5th century BC Riace bronzes, found in the province of Reggio, are thought to be the most significant bronze sculptures from the Greek period and among the few survivors of works by its master sculptors. Recent studies suggest they may represent Tydeus and Amphiaraus from a larger group of the Seven against Thebes.



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Founded: 1932
Category: Museums in Italy

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v (4 months ago)
Interesting museum, but... I was actually negatively impressed by the huge amount of museum personnel walking around doing nothing besides talking to each other with loud voices like at the bar. Zero professionalism for 8 euro ticket. What about hiring less people and having them work more and chat less?
Tiago Martins (13 months ago)
Great content, modern, stimulating and incredible. It will make you question all sorts of things. They have items from 500 b.c to a jaw of a Neanderthal child so being in 2020 looking at these gems does make you wonder. A must go once in Reggio
Andrea Guatteri (13 months ago)
The right dimension for a museum. Basically focused on the main show: bronzi di riace. I appreciated the length of the path, I personally don't like 10 hours long museum. This one takes 2 hours to me.
Adam Avni (14 months ago)
Lots of incredible information and artifacts with fascinating history, but stuck in museums past and not effectively or efficiently communicated. Needs some sort of audio tour option, better organization and better contextualization. Great potential....
Rikje Ruiter (14 months ago)
Be aware you have to make a reservation because of corona. You cannot step by without reservation. When we visited they were fully booked... this information is not mentioned on the website.
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