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.
Museo Archeologico di Spoleto. La formazione della città dalle origini al Municipio (90 a.C.). Le sculture del Teatro Romano. Perugia, 2008; Museo Archeologico di Spoleto. Dal municipio all'età imperiale. Perugia, 2009; Morigi, Alessia Spoleto romana. Topografia e Urbanistica. Oxford, 2003
Address: Via di Sant'Agata 18\A
Phone: +39 0743 223277
Managing body: Ministry of Culture - Regional Directorate of Umbria Museums
National archeologic museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8.30 – 19.30 (last admission at 18.30)
Entrance fees are quoted every hour for 10 minutes
from 8.30 to 8.40 / from 9.30 to 9.40 / from 10.30 to 10.40 / from 11.30 to 11.40 / from 12.30 to 12.40 / from 13.30 to 13.40/ from 14.30 to 14.40/ from 15.30 to 15.40/from 16.30 at 16.40/ from 17.30 to 17.40
closed Monday and Tuesday
Parking: SpoletoSfera, then mechanized path
Access for disabled people: Yes
Adhibition: Exhibition center, venue for temporary exhibitions, events and performances
Management museum services: Ticket information, educational services, guided tours (su richiesta)
Event management services: Exhibitions, conferences, performances
Full: € 4,00
Reduction: € 2,00 (people aged 18 - 25)
Free until the age of 17
The reductions and free admissions comply with the regulations laid down in the entry regulations for Italian cultural sites, which can be consulted on the MiC website (see)