The museum is placed inside the former Monastery of St. Agatha, that was built at the end of the 14th century in the area of the Roman Theatre.
Its rich collection includes finds coming from both Spoleto and its surroundings and documents the most ancient phases of the city of Spoleto, from the Bronze Age up to the Roman period. The numerous finds from the Valnerina testify to the strict cultural relations between Spoleto and the Valnerina.
Its visit has been lately enhanced by the extraordinary Umbrian funerary outfits dating to the 7th century BC, coming from a necropolis just outside Spoleto.
The finds on display, related to either the religious, military or politic domains, show the authority of the most ancient Spoletan Powers-That-Be, and include four exceptional sceptres in bronze and iron, decorated with animal shapes. The visit ends by the Roman Theatre, brought back to light following excavations between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Built in the 1st century, it stands on a wide, artificial platform surrounded by a semi-circular ambulatory, from which you can access the cavea, the steps where the audience used to sit. The remains of marble decoration offer a well-defined picture of the building’s wealth in ancient times.
In relation to the staging activities of the stage and of the structures related to the organization of the events foreseen for the 2019 edition of the Festival of the two worlds, was placed the closure to the public of the only area of the Roman theatre, this In order to avoid potential critical situations for visitors, related to the activities in progress.
Address: Via di Sant’Agata 18\A
Phone: +39 0743 223277
Managing body: Polo Museale dell’Umbria Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
every day from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Closed December 25th and January 1st,
Full: € 4,00
Reduction: € 2,00 (people aged 18 – 25)
Free until the age of 17
Reductions and free admissions respect the regulations included in Ministry Decree 27 June 2014 (see)
On every first Sunday of the month, Thursday 25 April and Friday 4 October 2019 – the entrance is free