Between the steps of Piazza del Plebiscito, at the foot of the statue of Clement XII, you enter the City Museum and its story on the history of Ancona. It is set up inside the evocative rooms of the ancient hospital of San Tommaso di Canterbury (13th century) and of the former fish market founded in 1817. Located between the most prestigious square in Ancona, Piazza del Plebiscito, and the tangle of streets that divides the historic city from the modern one, the Museum is a historical tale, a venue for events and training activities, a meeting place. It is spread over an area of 600 square meters with an exhibition path divided into four sections that tell the story of Ancona from its origins until 1860. The urban, social and cultural development of the city is told through archaeological finds, works of art, historical plants and graphic reconstructions. Inside, thematic itineraries, educational activities and historical-cultural meetings are usually held around the main city themes. Since 2018 the museum is also equipped with the OCULUS virtual reality viewer which allows you to undertake an interactive journey in the Roman Ancona in the company of the Archaeologist Ciriaco Pizzecolli (1391–1452).