Piazza Eremitani 8 - 35121 Padova (PD)
Tel. 049 8204551 - Fax 049 8204566
Web site http://www.padovanet.it/padovacultura
The Archaeological Museum of Padua displays items of great importance coming both from private collections and excavations led by the municipality and by the Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici del Veneto during the last two centuries. The route is arranged along 19 rooms which show step by step the historical and archaeological development of the territory of Padua and display noteworthy finds. The Museum is part of a municipal web which makes available to the tourist, with a single ticket, a wide choice of places of archaeological and artistic interest (Cappella degli Scrovegni and Palazzo Zuckermann).
Collection history
In 1825, nearby the loggia of Palazzo della Ragione, the most ancient public collection of Padua was established. The original core, collected with passion by abbot Furlanetto, contained Venetic, Greek and Latin inscriptions coming from excavations and from private collections, particularly from Alessandro Maggi da Bassano's collection, formed during the 15th century. Soon the location seemed to be inadequate, for donations were frequent and large; so in 1880 the whole collection was decided to be shift in the fourth cloister of the Basilica del Santo. During the 20th century the items displayed were re-arranged; in 1970, after the return to the friars of the rooms used for the archaeological exposition, a complete revision was carried out; it led in 1985 to a new arrangement inside the old convent of the Eremitani, restored by studio Albini.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: Full fare (Palazzo Zuckermann, Civic Museum, Cappella Scrovegni): 13€; full fare (Palazzo Zuckerman and Civic Museum): 10€; reduced fare: 8€; special reduced fare: 6€; special reduced fare for schools: 5€; free admission for children under 6 years of age and people with handicaps. Reductions with Padovacard, Padova Musei and Family Card.;
School access
Disabled access
Opening Times

Recommended tour time (minutes): 120
Services for visitors
Rest points
Educational Services
Guide a stampa Audio guide Brochure
Information boards
There arte both specific black panels in Italian and generic grey panels in Italian and English.
Captions under exhibits
Multilingual ads: Inglese
Grey panels also in English.
Guided Tours
Educational activities
Educational workshops
Library and documentation centre
Other activities