Samnite Provincial Museum

Samnite Museum

The Samnite Museum , the oldest museum institution in the Molise region, is currently located in the historic center of Campobasso in the building that once belonged to the noble Neapolitan family of the Mazzarottas. Inaugurated on 24 September 1882, after various vicissitudes, during the Second World War most of the material was stolen and only 560 pieces of the original heritage were saved. Reopened in 1995, the museum houses a large part of the regional archaeological collection , set up according to an exhibition itinerary organized on the basis of chronological and thematic criteria. The exhibited materials, coming from excavations and archaeological research carried out throughout the Molise area, offer a significant overview not only of the domestic, religious and funerary culture of the Samnite communities, but also of the testimonies of the Roman and medieval era, such as the very rich tombs of Bulgarian knights found in the Piana di Bojano. The Samnite Museum therefore intends to tell the millenary history of these places, promoting their knowledge through an inclusive and multimedia experience.


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Via Chiarizia, 12
86100 Campobasso


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