Archaeological Museum of San Lorenzo

Cremona, Italy

The Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo hosts Roman and Medieval antiquities Cremona. The museum is located on the northern end of Cremona’s historical center, at about a 10 minutes’ walk from the city’s cathedral square. Outside, the museum is admittedly not much impressive; nevertheless, it looks quite better inside.

Housed in the former Romanesque church of San Lorenzo (from which the museum takes its name) built in the 12th century on a former 5th century early-Christian burial ground, together with an antique artifact collection, the museum presents on-site archaeological excavations of structures dating back to the late Roman empire age and the early Middle Ages.

The permanent collection of the Archaeological Museum San Lorenzo comprises sculptures, amphorae, architectural artifacts, jewels, everyday objects, tableware, and mosaics mostly dating back to the Roman empire era.

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Founded: 2009
Category: Museums in Italy

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Tony Goode (2 years ago)
This is a lovely museum in a heritage building. The deconsecrated church which houses the exhibits would be worth it on its own but a slow browse of the exhibits is more than worthwhile.
Emily Bianchi Bazzi (2 years ago)
This museum is a little jewel. Everyone will be delighted by the fascinating and beautiful finds which are imaginatively displayed. Many items come from excavations in what is now Piazza Manzoni, the site of a sumptuous Roman Domus. There's a virtual reality experience too!
Janis Fesani (3 years ago)
Wow
Gordon Simmons home (5 years ago)
Great place to learn about the early history of Cremona. Artifacts beautifully displayed with informative and interactive signage.
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