Polveriera Guzman via Mura di Levante, n. 7 - Orbetello
The highly didactic and themed exhibition space houses rich archaeological finds from the local area. Of particular value are finds from Orbetello (funerary offerings of Etruscan necropolises identified on the isthmus, or narrow strip of land) and from Talamone (funerary and votive offerings from the Vivarelli Collection and miniature and full-scale weaponry and agricultural tools from the Army Engineer Corps), found mostly in the 1800s and early 1900s.
The museum's educational activities can be enjoyed by schoolchildren of any age and level, and are designed in line with the national curriculum in order to provide an appropriate approach to learning about ancient civilisations. The activities act as a tool for dialogue between school, museum and the surrounding area, so as to create opportunities for extending knowledge about the topics studied, helping pupils to understand historical processes, art and traditions and encouraging reflection on the identity of our region. The proposed courses are geared towards: - developing a sense of history through narration, viewing works of art and iconographic documents. - developing an ability to interpret works of art and images and put them into a historical context. - promoting creativity and manual dexterity. The courses can take place at school or in the museum, and consist of the following: - Theoretical stage: themed preparatory lessons, using images and film. - Workshops: reproduction of artefacts and simulated activities, which lead the pupils to direct knowledge of the strategies used by man in the various historical eras he has experienced. - Guided tours: to the Museums or archaeological sites. A visit to the museum is essential, in that archaeological items are tools for learning and a way of acquiring and deepening, through direct experience, knowledge of the landscape, history and artistic heritage of our territory.
January - March: Saturday 14.30-17.30, Sunday and holidays 10.00-13.00; April - June: Saturday 16.00-19.00 Sunday and holidays 10.00-13.00, 16.00-19.00; July-August: Saturday, Sunday and holidays 18.00-22.00; September: Saturday 16.00-20.00 Sunday and holidays 9.00-13.00, 16.00-20.00; 1 October - 31 December: Saturday 14.30-17.30, Sunday and holidays 10.00-13.00; closed 23 - 26 December inclusive. The Museum can open in the mornings on request for school groups or other groups, except Mondays, which is the weekly closing day.
Info and reservations: 0564/860378 Museo 0564/861111 Comune
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