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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Susan Guillory (7 months ago)
Excellent collection of the deep history and culture in Calabria. If you speak Italian, ask for Antonio on Saturdays. He's a wealth of info!
Laura Coia (9 months ago)
The museum is beautifully laid out and the exhibits are perfectly displayed. I really enjoyed the extra work put into the ruins. Filling in the missing sections really adds to the experience
tony shortland (9 months ago)
Hello dear reader, is it acceptable to review a museum, when one has not, in fact been there? My name is Tony, & I have twice tried to get to see the Raise bronzes, (by motorcycle) from England, twice, I got to Italy, last time, two years ago, near Pisa my friend had an accident so again, I aborted. I am now 66years, but plan a third attempt, next year. I look forwards to seeing the bronzes, it now seems like a destiny. It has been suggested to me, I could just fly there, but it missed the point really, I ride a 1973 Norton. And it's part of the point really. Best wishes..
Alba López (10 months ago)
Very interesting museum. The building is modern and the way everything is displayed is convenient and tasteful. Explanations everywhere that go into great details are both in Italian and English. The collection has really interesting pieces.
v (12 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?
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