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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina

Closes in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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This fabulous place will take you back in time and you may even recognise an odd thing from your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzanne B
West yorkshire
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Rang the bell and the door was opened by Donato who told us about this museum .Paid three euros... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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A restored XVI century building with court located in via San Giovanni Vecchio 60 (Sasso Barisano) is the home of the 500 m2 large Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-Workshop of the Peasant Culture). The exhibition rooms are dedicated...more
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Via San Giovanni Vecchio 60, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 344057
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This fabulous place will take you back in time and you may even recognise an odd thing from your own past. Room upon room of amazing artefacts from days gone by. I have really never seen anything like it in my life. And if you...More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Rang the bell and the door was opened by Donato who told us about this museum .Paid three euros each and we entered into another time .This is a labyrinth of about thirty connecting rooms which hold all items of everyday life from years gone...More

2  Thank Philmarilyn
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Really good to know more about the city and the old life of the people that use to reside there too many years ago, a place with many amazing objects (originals) pretty good to know it and the owner of the museum it’s a really...More

2  Thank María Ignacia V
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

You can spend at least one hour in this interesting museum. Exibition of old professions, of which some still exist. Exposed in a beautifull cavehouse. Well preserved

1  Thank Marijke D
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Incredibly informative and filled with artifacts of the true life of the people of the Sassi. Donato filled our imaginations with the reality that was Matera. He has studied the history and knows the stories personally. Great guided experience.

3  Thank Jonette M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A worthwhile view into the past is provided by this small museum, such as it is. After visiting Casa Noha, this exhibition but some detail on what life was like in Matera years ago. Remember, Matera was an embarrassment for the Italian government in the...More

4  Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were met by the very cordial and informative Donato, the creator of this unique an fascinating museum of relics. We spent about 40 minutes, talking to him and learning about how people lived in the Sassi years ago. We really enjoyed ourselves and would...More

3  Thank nickpericle
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A wonderful collection of period pieces and photographs from the days in which the Sassi were inhabited. A memorable experience as it gives you the opportunity to see first hand the hardships that this population endured. It also lends to the reflection of how blessed...More

3  Thank mjs7246
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This little museum doesn't have a whole lot but it is very well kept and clean. Its worth a quick visit if you have some time and want to learn a little about Matera while you're there.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I visited this museum in June 2017 with my American family and Italian grandfather and considered it one of the highlights of our time in Matera. There were so many artifacts of everyday life and it was amazing to see such full displays of items...More

3  Thank Julianna A
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