Archaeological Museum of Arta


in short

The Archaeological Museum of Arta exhibits finds from the prefecture of Arta and mainly from the city - state of Ambracia, which is presented through the urban planning, public and private life of its inhabitants as well as their relations with their neighbors.
The Archaeological Museum of Arta
© Ministry of Culture & Sports, General Direction of Antiquities & Cultural Heritage, 33rd Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities
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Archaeological Museum of Arta

in detail

The Archaeological Collection of Arta was founded in 1972 and was housed in the restored Trapeza of the former monastery of Paregoretissa. The collection included finds from Arta and the wider region. However, the sheer volume of finds from the excavations of the last decades of the 20th century made imperative the establishment of an Archaeological Museum in the city. The Archaeological Museum of Arta was built close to the historical bridge of the city and opened to the public in autumn 2009. The permanent exhibition features primarily Ambracia, the ancient city buried beneath modern Arta, and includes three major sections: the public life, the cemeteries and the private life of Ambracia.
Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Άρτας
3 / 2€ Free for schools, visitors under 19y, university undergraduates and students from EU countries, holders of a free entrance card or a Culture Card, journalists, guides, serving military, ICOM and ICOMOS members.
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Visitor entrance

Archaeological Museum of Arta
Region “Trigono”, 500m from the historical bridge
471 00 Arta
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Opening Times

08:30 - 16:00
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08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
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