Durrës Archaeological Museum

Durrës, Albania

The Durrës Archaeological Museum, established in 1951, is the largest archaeological museum in the country. The museum is located near the beach and north of the museum are the 6th-century Byzantine walls, constructed after the Visigoth invasion of 481.

The museum consists of 3204 artifacts found in the nearby ancient site of Dyrrhachium and includes an extensive collection from the Ancient Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Items of major note include Roman funeral steles and stone sarcophagi and a collection of miniature busts of Venus, testament to the time when Durrës was a centre of worship of the goddess.

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Founded: 1951
Category: Museums in Albania

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Charlie Richmond (3 years ago)
It's a shame this museum has not been able to expand to show more of their very large collection. Hopefully they will get the funding to fill the two empty floors of this most impressive building before too long! The items on exhibit were well displayed and described and the woman who gave us a very complete tour was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and informative.
mr julian (3 years ago)
An epic landmark for Durres and whole Country. An excellent one of a kind museum when you can get to know the ancient history of Dyrrachium. You can touch the history and feel astonished from the artifacts. Thumbs up for the actual administrator, Mr. Alban. He is always there, taking care of the museum and maintaining in clean conditions all the archeological sites in Durres.
Carel Erasmus (3 years ago)
Small but interesting displays. Was busy with renovations to expand the displays
Daniela Tola (3 years ago)
Magnificent place full of history and artifacts.
Drawswisgwr (3 years ago)
Nice place to see if you have too much of your free time. Currently, only the first floor is opened, while the rest of them are getting renovated. Like in every archaeological museum some old sculptures, coins and vases. Unfortunately almost none of the items were explained (like what it is, or what they used it for). If you are interested in stuff like that go check it out, but I personally would not go there again.
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