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On Tuesday 18 May the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari will reopen!

On Tuesday 18 May the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari will reopen to the public !!!

From Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00, the Archaeological Museum and the National  Gallery will be open to visitors again.

In recent weeks in the National Gallery we have set up two showcases dedicated to reliquaries.

In traditional Sardinian jewelry, reliquaries are small silver cases protected by two glasses created by local goldsmiths. The most frequent are the round or oval geometric ones, but there are also several examples modeled in the shape of a heart and worked with filigree decorations. They often contain fragments of fabric, generally brocades, removed from discarded clothes that belonged to simulacra of the mannequin type (called in Sardinia a cannuga) considered miraculous, or printed and blessed images.

In the section dedicated to the great figures of Sardinian archeology on the second floor of the Archaeological Museum, the portrait of Filippo Vivanet, architect and engineer who directed the Royal Archaeological Museum of Cagliari since 1878, is now exhibited.

You will also find the recently set up section of the Archaeological Museum, dedicated to glass from the Roman age, in which ointments, jugs, urns, cups and glasses from Cornus, Porto Torres and other places in Sardinia are exhibited.

These and other news await you at the Museum !!!
To ensure a visit in complete safety, admissions to the Museum will be limited, so reservations are strongly recommended for individual visitors and mandatory for groups.
Without reservation, entry cannot be guaranteed.


To book, write at least one day in advance to the address:


During the entire visit to the Museum it will be necessary to wear a mask, respect the safety distance and follow the instructions of the staff and information panels.

For more details on how to visit click here.

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