Museums of Taranto

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF TARANTO
The collections of the Archaeological Museum are waiting to return to their final location in the former Convent of the Alcantarins and are currently – and partially – set up at Palazzo Pantaleo. The prehistoric section exhibits only a few pieces, which partially retrace the history of settlements from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age. The most interesting part of the museum tour is the reconstruction of the necropolis of the ancient Spartan colony of Taranto, the head of Artemis – symbol of the Museum – belongs to this collection. in this section you can admire vases of different shapes, craters, jewels and everyday objects. Finally, the collection of Roman terracotta and votive objects, coming from the funerary objects exhumed during the excavations in the city, is exhibited.

Place: Taranto
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Telephone: 099 / 4532112-4581715
Opening days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

“ALFREDO MAJORANO” ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
The Majorano museum, as it was conceived, constitutes a real and effective scientific communication space, an important opportunity to meet what constitutes “historical memory” for a community, the humus from which the present draws vital sap, a key metaphorical to enter the true history of the humble with respect. Palazzo Galeotta is an architectural structure from the 1700s, the seat of the Department of Culture and Tourism, which becomes a precious container of the history of our popular traditions and opens up culturally to become an extraordinary stimulus for a careful and critical reading of signs and fragments of a past that belongs to us, whose rediscovery must invite us to reflect that the history of humanity is made not only of the great that have conditioned the course of events, but also of ordinary men.

Place: Taranto
Address: Palazzo Galeotta, Via Duomo 234 (Old Town)
Telephone: 099 4581747 – fax 099 4581720
Opening days: Winter September 21st – June 21st
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 15.30 – 17.30
Summer 22 June – 20 September
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm