Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art




Sunday: 2.30-6.30 PM (until 28 January 2024)

Wednesday: 3.00-6.00 PM (until 30 June 2024)


Special Opening:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 21, 28 January 2024

WARNING: the Museum will be closed on 31 Jannuary 2024 e 1 May 2024



Ticket: 3 Euros

Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 kids up to 17 years old): 6 Euros
Free entrance: kids up to 12 years old; people with disabilities and an a accompanying person; students and staff of Padua University, including senior staff, with UniPd badge; members of the Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova; ICOM and ANMS members; journalists and guides with currently valid badge.

In the Museum, it is possible to use the free of charge audioguide, available on your mobile through a QR code.



Purchasing the integrated ticket Padua City of Science you can access the Museum for free.



It is possible to visit the Museum accompanied by a guide. All activities to book. The groups, of max. 25 people, must already be established.
The cost is 50€ per group

Discover our guided tours

• General visit of the Museum
Duration 1 hour, cost € 50, maximum 25 people.

A trip to the Museum to discover the ancient civilizations linked to exhibited collections, the stories of the collectors and scholars who found them and the stories of the people that have contributed to the birth and development of the archaeological sciences over several centuries.


• Gio Ponti and the Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Liviano
Duration 1 hour, cost € 50, maximum 25 people.

The current headquarters of the Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art is the result of excellent design, which is due to the architectural genius of Gio Ponti. The visit will highlight the main elements of Pontian design against the background of the historical events of archeology in Padua in the period between the two wars. It will be highlighted in particular the period of the rectorate of Carlo Anti, who was also director of the Institute of Archeology and the museum in those years.


• The Mantova Benavides collection at the Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Liviano
Duration 1 hour, cost € 50, maximum 25 people.

The Mantova Benavides collection was formed in Padua in the Renaissance by the family of the same name and the major collector of the family, Marco Mantova Benavides. At the beginning of the 18th century this collection passed in part in the Museum of Antonio Vallisneri and from there, by donation, it came to the University of Padua where the finds are still preserved today, mostly at the Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art of which this ancient collection constitutes the original nucleus.


• Stories of ceramics: the collections of Greek vases
Duration 1 hour, cost € 50, maximum 25 people.

The Greek vases in the Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art largely prevent them from collections, although there are some excavated finds. The many lives of these particular finds, so coveted in the collections of antiquities of all times, are told in this path that combines the archaeological and historical-artistic exegesis of the artifacts with the antiquarian taste and the collecting of antiquities, following their evolution up to the our days.




Scholars interested in the Museum's collections: please contact the museum’s curator, Alessandra Menegazzi.




Reservations Service
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every day from 09:00 to 17:00
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Visitors with limited mobility may ask at reception for lift access from street level