The Archaeological Museum of Camaiore, situated in Piazza Francigena, has been restructured, functionally upgraded and set up (PAR FAS founds 2007-2013, “interventions for the protection, enhancement and promotion of the cultural heritage”) over these latest years, in order to give the right value to the big amount of archaeological and historical witnesses that show the continuing inhabitance of this territory from Prehistory, throughout all the Medieval Age until the Proto-industrial age.
This approach to set the museum up guides the visitor not only in a methodological way, but encourages him to place the local history inside the wide frame of European-Mediterrean History and development. New ways of learning have also been created:
-touching stationings, where people can actually touch archaeological reproductions, can help to give a more direct approach to History;
-sperimental stationings, where people can experiment some techniques used by men during History, help getting involved visitors in a very active way.
-archaeological video clips, animations in some structures and touch screen stationings to deepen the knowledge on certain themes.
The meuseum is in Tori Massoni Palace. It is placed on the underground floor and raised ground floor and organised in 13 rooms.
Thanks to the excavations made on the underground floor in 2009, researchers have found the ruins from three different medieval residences. This witnesses can still be seen by a portion of a restored wall and by the finds found in the meuseum halls dedicated to the Medieval Age and Renaissance.
ARCHAEOEXCURSIONS SUMMER 2020 LET'S DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND THE TERRITORY OF CAMAIORE
ArcheoLab on the beach - The Archaeological Museum goes to the beach
New proposal in time of Covid-19 of the Civic Archaeological Museum of Camaiore for a different summer!
The activities will take place in an outdoor environment (with well-established and large shaded areas) in dedicated spaces, at the Bagno Marisa of Lido di Camaiore that has joined the initiative providing free space.
From 22 June to 31 August, 3 afternoons per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 17:30 to 19:00 (reception from 17.00)
Ages 6 to 11 years (primary school)
Type of activity proposed: experimental archaeology laboratories
The rate for each workshop activity is Euro 3,00 per child.
Bookings will be based on available places (max 7 children per activity).
The Civic Archaeological Museum of Camaiore IS REOPENED from Saturday, June 6, 2020 in a gradual and safe way for all, with required reservation and fixed time agreed directly with users (average duration of visit 50 minutes, in case of different needs you can ask to the museum). The maximum presence inside the museum is 8 people at a time.
THE MUSEUM LOOKS AFTER YOUR HEALTH….
…. sanitizing every day all the rooms and objects exposed in tactile floors
YOU CAN HELP US TO THINK ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
…. respecting certain measures for a responsible and safe visit, such as the obligation to wear personal protective equipment and to respect the social distance for the duration of the visit. For this you will find a short decalogue at the entrance that you can also download at the link http://www.comune.camaiore.lu.it/it/settore-1-servizi-generali-e-attivita/cultura-sport-e-turismo/musei-civico-museo-archeologico
ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM
- Guided tours (individual or per family): EUR
2.00 per person (free of charge under 3 years). Booking required and time of your choice to be
agreed (duration 1.15 h approximately)
- Educational activities (treasure hunt, various games) for children and young people (from 3 years) belonging to the same family: EUR 3.00 per child/boy, free of charge for any accompanying person (duration 1.15 h approx.). Booking required and time at your choice to be agreed.
WHAT AWAITS YOU ALSO AT THE MUSEUM…
- a short guide to the rooms that you can take home or download in pdf on smartphones and tablets
- the appropriate qr-code to access in-depth information on tactile plans on your smartphone or tablet
- a small game/quiz on your responsible behavior within the museum… and if you have passed the test you will receive a gift for your visit!!!
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TIMETABLES AND PRICES
from tuesday to friday: hours 9,00-12,30
saturday e sunday: hours 10,00-13,00 and 15,00-18,00
from tuesday to friday: hours 9,30-12,30
saturday e sunday: hours 10,00-13,00 and 17,00-20,00
Adult: 4 euro
Reduced Ticket: 2 euro For children and young people aged between 6 and 18 years old, for people over 65 years old, for university students, for residents in the municipal area, for people over 50 years old and teachers accompanying the students from 6 years to 18 years old, for holders of CARNET VERSILIA MUSEI, for holders of EDUMUSEI CARD
Groups Ticket: 3 Euro From 8 people
Free admission For schoolchildren of the municipal area with 2 accompanying, disabled visitors and their guest or helper, for tourist guides and teachers accompanying groups, for holders of ICOM card.
Free open every first Sunday of the month
Guided tours 2 Euro
Laboratory activities 2 Euro for children up to 12 years old
"Birthday at the Museum" 3 Euro for children up to 12 years old