Regional Archaeological Museum Agrigento

The collection illustrates the history of Agrigento and the region with treasures dating from as early as the 20th century BC - the perfect counterpart to your visit of the Valley of the Temples.

Overview

The museum is located just outside modern-day Agrigento at Contrada San Nicola, with a panoramic view over the hill of the Temples. This area has recently been identified as the site of the upper agora (city center) of the ancient city of Akragas. The collection includes items from pre-historic times, ceramic vases and objects, sculpture, and many other treasures that illustrate the history of Agrigento and the region, from prehistory to the period of Hellenization.

Regional Archaeological Museum Agrigento

The museum is located just outside the city of Agrigento at Contrada San Nicola, with a panoramic view over the Valley (or rather, ridge) of the Temples. The museum visit forms the perfect counterpart to your visit of the archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples.

The area of the museum has recently been identified as the site of the upper agora (town center) of the ancient city.

The museum is housed in a building complex that was redesigned in the 1960s, perfectly blending the new site of the museum with the restored Convent of San Nicola (14th century), which contains the library, the conference hall, and the auditorium.

The collection illustrates the history of the ancient city of Agrigento and its territory from prehistory to the period of Hellenization.

The original collection, from the Civic Museum, consisted of numerous items discovered during excavations conducted at the beginning of the 20th century. Other exhibits were ceded by the Archaeological Museums of Palermo and Syracuse.

The most important material stems from excavations conducted by the Soprintendenza of Agrigento, the government department responsible for monuments and other treasures.

The museum is arranged both chronologically and topographically, in two separate but complementary sections, and the exhibition is richly documented throughout.

 

Opening Hours

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cashier closes thirty minutes before the site closure.


Reserved tickets must be picked up showing the confirmation voucher at the cashier's desk.

Prices

Only full ticket

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.

Before You Book

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