We are finally back! The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto is reopening on June 2, on the occasion of Italy’s Republic Day. Opening times will be 9:00 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 19:30 (last admission is at 17:30).
We are reopening with many new features, new visiting procedures that ensure the safety of our public and staff as well as activities designed to make everyone feel especially welcome at the MArTA. As safety remains our first priority, online time slot booking and ticket purchasing are mandatory to ensure access to the museum during visitors’ pre-booked time slot. Online pre-booking starts on June 1 on www.novaapulia.it at a presale price of only 1 euro. Holders of any special free or discount tickets are requested to specify when purchasing online and subsequently exhibit them at the museum’s ticket desk.
Season tickets valid through 31 December 2020 can also be bought at special low prices to allow everyone to enjoy the treasures kept at the museum more than once. They are available for: couples and families, children, individuals, senior citizens.
In order to allow visitors a broad selection of timed entries, we are not changing our opening times:
Mondays: access to the museum is only for groups of visitors who have booked in advance.
Weekdays, from Tuesday to Friday: 08:30 – 19:30 (Ticket Desk closes at 18:45)
Saturdays and the first Sunday of each month: 08:30 – 19:30. There will be no free admissions to the museum on the first Sunday of each month.
Sundays (excluding the first Sunday of each month) and Public Holidays: 9:00 – 13:00 / 15:30 -19:30.
To best protect our visitors and mitigate the spread of the virus, health and safety measures have been put in place.
Visitors will be able to access the museum during the time slots they prebooked. A maximum of 15 people will be in the museum per each 2-hour time slot (10 if in a group). The reception staff will monitor the time spent in the museum’s rooms to comply with the capacity restrictions enforced. Visits will be about one hour per floor.
One person at a time will enter the museum. Visitors will make sure they are on time to prevent crowding and allow for staggered entries. A thermal scanner placed at the entrance of the Museum will measure visitors’ body temperatures, with a threshold cut-off set at 37.5 ° C for entry.
Wearing a facemask is compulsory inside the facility. Only visitors already wearing a facemask will be allowed into the museum.
Information panels, signs with directions and indicators for social distancing, will facilitate visitor movement and circulation inside the rooms; hand-sanitizer dispensers have been installed in several places.
Visitors are requested to abide by social distancing rules at all times while in the museum and to follow the instructions provided by the reception staff and specifically indicated on the signs along the directed paths. Multimedia touchscreen devices will all be turned off and not available for use.
We wish to offer our visitors a special welcome back, with events that will differ from day to day to provide visibility to the objects in the museum’s deposits and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the activities at the MArTA.
We are ready to start on 2 June, at 11:00 and at 12:00 with “Il MArTA per voi” (The MArTA For You). The MArTA staff will help visitors discover the main exhibits on display at the museum and will elaborate on specific themes and topics.
Throughout the month of June, several events organized by the Museum’s technical and scientific staff will be available to the public free of charge. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 11:00 and at 15:00, “Treasures you’ve never seen before” will present unknown museum objects from our deposits and provide insights into the activities and research in progress at the MArTA. Special events for families will be scheduled on Thursdays, at 11.00 and 15.00. Prebooking the selected time slot and purchasing entrance tickets to the museum are mandatory for admission.