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Antiquarium Arborense
Piazza Corrias, 09170 Oristano - Tel: 0783 791262 - info@antiquariumarborense.it

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The Archaeological Museum Antiquarium Arborense

The Antiquarium Arborense, founded in 1938, is the most important museum in the province of Oristano, dedicated to the famous scholar from Oristano Giuseppe Pau: it shows a large number of archaeological finds which date back to different ages (Neolithic, Nuragic, Punic and Roman period), coming from the city of Tharros and the Sinis Peninsula.
 
The Museum houses an important picture gallery, with the surviving panels of three retables (painted multi-panel altarpieces): the retable of Saint Martin (15th century), the retable of the Holy Christ (1533, by Pietro Cavaro from Cagliari) and the retable of the Councillors of Oristano (1565, by Antioco Mainas from Cagliari). 
On the first floor there are the plastic model of Tharros (4th century AD) and the plastic model of Oristano (14th century AD) during the age of the Giudicati, when the city was defended by imposing walls.
 
The Antiquarium Arborense is the only museum in Sardinia with a section for blind and visually impaired people, with the most beautiful manufactures of the museum and the reproductions of valuable artefacts of Oristano’s cultural heritage. The artefacts, made of different materials (ceramic, plaster, bronze, wood and marble), are chronologically ordered and information is available in large print, audio and Braille formats.  

Guided tours in the Museum and in the historical centre of the city of Oristano are available in English, French and Spanish language (booking is required).
 

Highlights

The brand new Antiquarium Arborense - 11th March 2016

generale reperti marzo 2016 16/04/2016 First room: The sand of time. The first room, quick like the sand of an hourglass, describes the territory of Oristano from the first human settlements in the Early Neolithic age (7500 years ago), testified by the obsidian of Monte Arci, subject of an intense international trade, to the presence of man during the Middle and Late Neolithic age in Sinis, Montiferru, Campidano and Barigadu, until the discovery of metals (copper) and bronze...

Services

Tactile museum

Tactile museum
The tactile museum was inaugurated in 2009. In this section, blind and visually impaired people can touch the most beautiful manufactures of the museum and the reproductions of valuable artefacts of Oristano’s cultural heritage

Didactic activities for children

Didactic activity
The Antiquarium Arborense offers a range of activities for students exploring the permanent collection and special exhibitions

Guided tour in the historical centre of Oristano

Guided tour in the historical centre of Oristano
It is a yourney in the world of history, culture and traditions of Oristano: churches, country churches and sanctuaries that date back to the age of the Giudicati and Spanish dominion, but also monuments and medieval wall's remains with two perfectly preserved towers

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Piazza Corrias, 09170 Oristano  |   Tel: 0783 791262  |   info@antiquariumarborense.it ConsulMedia 2012

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