Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Only one of three floors has exhibits at the moment. There are a good number of funerary stelae, pottery and statues covering from the founding of the city through Roman times. While modest, it is worthwhile attraction for any tourist in town. The lighting is excellent. At one end was an exhibit of modern art which I did not care for, seemingly out of place with the museum's purpose.
Written 24 June 2022
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Carbo1960
Belgrade, Serbia200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
IMHO this is by far the best archeological museum in Albania (much better in the terms of the way the finds are presented and their quality than the one in Tirana) comparable only to the exhibits on the ground floor of the National Historical Museum in the capital. Captions in Albanian and English, as well as introductionary texts (neither too long nor too short) to each of the various sections offer a vivid picture od the life in ancient Durrachium. Unfortunately, only the ground floor (antiquity) is open for visits. First floor, which should contain Byzantine and medieval finds, is not yet ready. In high season (May - October) open Mon - Sun 9 - 19. Ticket: 400 ALL (cash only).

Immediately to the right of the museum there is a parking lot controlled by some shady characters who will allow you to park your car for the whole day in exchange of 300 ALL. No ticket is given, but when you consider how precious a parking place is in this part of the city, my advice is to accept it without hesitation.
Written 14 September 2021
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Jim H
Europe3,466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
A nice, small museum to learn about local history. Admission is 400 lek- a little pricey for Eastern Europe, but still affordable. Most of the artifacts are from ancient grave sites and some are from shipwrecks.
Written 10 February 2021
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Martin S
London, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Very interesting and informative museum. It was empty when we visited, saw no other visitors. Good displays with translations if needed. Very clear directions and friendly staff. Temp check etc. on arrival. Entry fee very reasonable. Sad to see the damage from the earthquake so hope it is repaired and fully opened soon. Don't forget to walk round the back as there are a few exhibits tucked away outside.
Written 22 September 2020
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Tim S
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
This is a nice visit while you are in Durres. It is well laid out and visitor friendly. Almost everything is in English as well as Albanian which is helpful for international visitors. The lady who works there is most helpful to visitors.
Written 5 September 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Forget about huge Archaeological museums worldwide overloaded with artefacts, crowds and thinking how much time you'll need.
The Durres one is small, very informative (almost all have English explanations), and you'll need max an hour. Add to that the bargain 2,5 Euro entrance fee and you're looking at an interesting outside heat break.
The museum displays items from far prehistoric era to Roman times which were most interesting.
Written 29 August 2020
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Miloš B
Belgrade, Serbia98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
A decent archeological museum with pots, vases, coins and other items of the peole who lived there once. And it's free for visiting which surprised me.
Written 9 August 2020
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Bjorna A8
Durres, Albania6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I really learned a lot about the past and the artifacts are so inspiring. The staff is very welcoming
Written 29 June 2020
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Wudd
Oxford48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Currently being renovated so not as much on display as usual but worth the visit. Artefacts are well displayed and labelled in Albanian and English, and of very good quality. Allow 45 minutes. 300Lek.
Written 26 October 2019
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k0pf0derzahl
Vienna, Austria105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Well displayed small museum with very helpful curator. The second floor was closed when we visited in August 2019. We hope to visit again when it will be open.
Written 6 October 2019
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