The Archaeological Museum of Massa Marittima is housed in the Palace of Podestà, in the Cathedral Square.
Visiting the Archaeological Museum, we can walk again, step by step, along the history of the settlements in the territory of Massa Marittima, starting from the lower Paleolithic to the Etruscan age.
The ground floor is dedicated to Prehistory and hosts many findings collected in the several caves of the territory, showing how remarkable was the attendance of this area during the Prehistoric age. Since 2004, in order to better illustrate to the visitors – especially to the youngest ones – how the inhabitants’ life used to be, a new very impressive mounting was made up: two life sized reconstructions of Prehistoric caves representing the relationship man-cave the way it was really experienced during the Prehistory.
You can also find a department dedicated to Archaeospeleology.
Of special interest, inside a niche at the ground floor, you can see the Stele found in the neighbouring area of Vado all’Arancio.
At the first floor is the Etruscan section, hosting the findings coming from the excavations made, in several years, in the area of the close Accesa lake. Here, many tombs and an Etruscan settlement of great importance have been brought back to light.
At the moment you can also visit an exhibition about the Etruscan symposium and banquet.
from April to October (until last day of Summer time): 10.00-12.30 / 15.30-19.00
from November to March (until last day of Winter time): 10.00-12.30 / 15.00-17.00
Closing day: Monday
ticket price: € 3,00
reduced ticket: € 2,00
Ticket Archaeological Museum + Candlestick Tower: € 5,00