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Cagliari, National Archaeological Museum

Cagliari, National Archaeological Museum

Cagliari, National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, comprising the Archaeological Museum, the Pinacoteca, the San Pancrazio Space, the former Royal Museum and the spaces of Porta Cristina, is an Institute of the Ministry of Culture with special autonomy since 2019.
The museums are located in the ancient Castello district, inside the Citadel of Museums built between 1956 and 1979 with the recovery of the Royal Arsenal and the medieval walls designed by the architects Libero Cecchini and Piero Gazzola.
The archaeological collection includes more than 4000 finds that tell a story that spans almost 7000 years, from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, from Neolithic mother goddesses to Nuragic bronzes, from Phoenician and Punic jewelry to Roman statuary to cult objects from the Byzantine era.
The historical-artistic section houses a valuable collection of altarpieces of Catalan-Aragonese culture from the 15th and 16th centuries and pictorial works up to the 20th century.
Inscriptions and coats of arms make up the lapidary that tells the urban and social evolution of the city of Cagliari.
Traditional Sardinian fabrics, baskets, weapons, ceramics and jewels, as well as a precious bronze aquamanile from the 11th century, complete the Museum's rich collection.

Why it is important to visit it
Thanks to the vastness and quality of its collections, formed starting from the nineteenth century, the Museum offers the opportunity to make a complete excursus of time from prehistory to the modern history of Sardinia.

Structure category: museum, gallery and/or collection

Content type: Archaeology

Usability: Open

Province: Cagliari

Common: Cagliari

Macro Territorial Area: South Sardinia


Address: piazza Arsenale, 1

Telephone: +39 070 655911





January - December

Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

8:45 AM - 7:45 PM

Information on tickets and access: Starting from November 07, 2023, the museum restores Tuesday to its weekly closing day. The ticket office closes at 19:00. Every first Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free. It is also possible to purchase tickets online by registering on the following web page.

Access mode: For a fee

Tickets :

  • Integer : 9 €, grownups, .

  • Reduced : 4.5 €, , .

  • Reduced : 2 €, young people in the EU between 18 and 25 years old, .

  • Freeware : 0 €, minors up to 18 years old, people with disabilities and caregivers, MiC staff, I.C.O.M. members, licensed EU tourist guides, groups of students from public and private schools in the EU, accompanied by their teachers, upon reservation, teachers and students of university courses from the following faculties: architecture, conservation of cultural heritage, education sciences or letters and philosophy with an archaeological or historical-artistic orientation, journalists through the exhibition of documents proving the professional activity carried out, personal Italian school teacher with a certificate issued by the educational institution, soldiers of the Cultural Heritage Protection Unit, .

Services information: Reservations are required for guided tours and educational workshops.

Other services: Route for the blind and visually impaired with tactile maps.


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