Salinas Museum Tickets & Tours

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Regional Antonino Salinas Archaeological Museum Tickets

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  • Enjoy entry to one of Italy's most important museums, active since the beginning of the 19th century.
  • See numerous items from excavations and acquirements all over the island of Sicily.
  • The most prized possession of the museum is a series of original decorative friezes from the temples at Selinunte.
  • Other important discoveries in the museum's collection include Phoenician sarcophagi from the 5th century BC, Etruscan mirrors, and the biggest collection of ancient anchors in the world.
  • Delve into the museum’s rich history, and how Antonio Salinas went on to shape the museum to how it is today.
  • Catch a glimpse of archaeological wonders such as the Palermo Stone and Greek carvings from Himera.


  • Entry to the Regional Antonino Salinas Archaeological Museum
  • Ages 0-17yrs go in for free (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Salinas Museum | Antonino Salinas Regional Archeological Museum

Named after the renowned archaeologist Antonino Salinas, the Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum in Palermo, Sicily, is housed in a medieval fortress that chronicles the history of western Sicily from prehistory to the Middle Ages. The priceless casket continues to inspire today's community via the beautiful lessons of tomorrow. 

Why Visit the Salinas Museum?

  • An Insight into Salinas' History & Culture: Learn about the town's traditions, historical legacy, crafts, and cuisine, and gain a rich understanding of the local way of life.
  • Experience Unique Exhibits:It showcases intriguing displays about the town's history, from its Phoenician beginnings to its Arab and Norman eras.
  • Connect with the Community: The global audience acknowledges Salinas' cultural heritage thus fostering a proud sense of community and identity. 
  • Family-friendly Activities: Engage in an exciting range of family activities and watch history come to life on your fun loaded museum trip.
  • Extensive Collection: The museum's vast and valuable collection includes artifacts from various periods, such as prehistoric, Greek, Roman, and medieval times.

Best Salinas Museum Ticket Options Explained

Best Salinas Museum Ticket Options Explained

Duration: Flexible

  • Avoid the last-minute hassles and never-ending lines at the counter with advanced online booking. 
  • Enjoy priority access and get transported to the era that birthed art, civilization, and changed the face of architecture.
  • Opt for guided tours and enrich your experience with wholesome background stories of all the significant masterpieces. 

Why Book Salinas Museum Tickets Online?

Salinas Museum Tickets Online
  • Convenience: Booking Salinas Museum tickets online lets you easily search for and compare different tickets options.
  • Time-saving:  You can effortlessly and instantly book your Salinas Museum tickets online. 
  • Customer Support: Dedicated customer support at every step via call, email, or chat, for a seamless experience. 
  • Best price guarantee: Online booking platforms offer competitive prices and deals.

What to See at the Salinas Museum, Palermo?

The Fountain of Triton

The Fountain of Triton

The fountain featuring Triton, the Greek god of the sea, was created by the Italian sculptor Francesco Camilliani in 1612. Viceroy of Sicily, Juan Alonso Herrera, later commissioned it to decorate the courtyard of the Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo.

The Palermo Stone

The Palermo Stone

The massive slab of black basalt is among the most important archaeological findings of the area. Its origin traces back to the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt( 2600 - 2200 BC). The inscriptions include the first pharaohs' names and crucial information about their reigns. It also demonstrates the evolution of Egyptian script and the language. 

Zeus Ourios and Zeus Solunto

Zeus Ourios and Zeus Solunto

The former was found in La Kalsa (16th century), depicting Zeus standing with his right arm raised, holding a thunderbolt. Zeus Solunto is smaller and was found in the ancient Greek city of Solunto in northern Sicily. This one portrays Zeus standing with his left arm raised and holding a scepter in his right hand. 

The Sarcophagi of Cannita

The group of six ancient sarcophagi was discovered in 1972 in the Cannita necropolis, an old burial site in Palermo. Relive the ancient Sicilian funerary art. Garner valuable insights into the beliefs and customs of the ancient Sicilian people, along with the artistic techniques and styles of the time.

Valle dei Templi - Temple of Concordia

Temple C

The reconstructed temple of today was originally built in the ancient city of Selinunte dedicated to the goddess Hera but was destroyed by the Carthaginians in the 4th century BC. One look and you can experience the grandeur of one of the largest and stunning temples of ancient Greece. 

Temple E

Temple E

The original Temple E was built in the 5th century BC and was one of the earliest examples of the Doric order of architecture in Sicily. The temple was similar in size and design to Temple C, and unfortunately, was destroyed at the same hands. The intricate carvings offer valuable insights into the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks. 

Plan Your Visit to Salinas Museum, Sicily

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Visitor Tips

Address: Piazza Olivella, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy (Find on Map)

Getting There

By Bus: Take bus lines to the Piazza Indipendenza bus stop, a short walk from the museum.

By Metro: Take the Palermo metro to the Stazione Orleans stop, about a 10-minute walk from the museum.

By Car: Head towards Palermo, take the A29 highway towards Trapani, and continue until you reach the Castelvetrano exit. Follow the signs towards Castelvetrano and then towards the Salinas Museum.

  • Opening Hours
    Tuesday - Saturday : 9:00 AM – 06:30 PM
    Sunday : 9:00 AM – 01:30 PM
  • Last Admission: One hour before the closing time.
  • Days of Closure - Monday
  • Best Time to Visit 
    If you enjoy warm weather and vibrant outdoor activities, then the summer months, from June to September, may be the best time to visit the museum. However, if you prefer to avoid large crowds and long lines, the off-season, from October to April, suits you perfectly. 

  1. Audio Guides: Add value to your tour with audio guides available in multiple languages. 
  2. Restrooms: Enough number of restrooms available throughout the museum, including facilities for people with disabilities.
  3. Museum Shop: Take back small tokens of your memories from the museum gift shop that offers a variety of souvenirs. 
  4. Free Wi-Fi: Available throughout the museum so you stay connected while exploring the exhibits.
  5. Guided tours: Available for groups or even individuals, providing a more comprehensive and personalized experience.
Wheelchair Accessibility
  1. Wheelchair Accessibility: The museum is wheelchair accessible, with elevators and ramps available to provide access to all areas of the museum.
  2. Audio Guides: Available in multiple languages, including Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish, for visitors with visual impairments.
  3. Large Print Materials: The museum offers large print materials for visitors who have visual impairments.
  4. Signage: Signage throughout the museum is available in both Italian and English.
  5. Service animals: Service animals are offered in the museum for help.
  6. Restrooms: Specially accessible restrooms for people with disabilities.
  7. Guided tours: Guided tours can be arranged for visitors with disabilities, for a more personalized experience.
  • Café del Museo: Located inside the museum , you can find this on the ground floor.  The cafe offers beverages, snacks, and light meals, perfect for breaks. 
  • Ruvolo Ristorante: Enjoy gorgeous city views while enjoying the rich local flavors in every bite. The restaurant is a short walk from the museum
  • All'Olivella Wine 'n' Dine: Located at a walking distance of one minute, All’ OLivella Wine ‘n’ Dine has refined your typical wine n dine experience. 
  • FUD - Bottega Sicula: Near the museum, Bottega Sicula's carefully curated selection of local specialties will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Palermo.
  • Da Bacco: Enjoy delectable Italian cuisine made from freshest ingredients and time-honored recipes at Da Bacco, a short walk away from the museum.
  • Budget
    Astoria Palace Hotel (6.27 km) , Hotel Columbia (0.96 km
  • Mid Range
    Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal (0.48 km) , Massimo Plaza Hotel (0.16 km) 
  • Luxury
    B&B In Centro Palermo (0.96 km ), Casena Dei Colli, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western (5.7 km
Cathedral of Palermo
  • The Cathedral of Palermo: A stunning example of Norman architecture and houses the tombs of many notable figures from Sicilian history.
  • The Catacombs of the Capuchins: Home to thousands of mummified bodies, including some of the most well-preserved examples in the world.
  • The Massimo Theatre: The largest opera house in Italy and is known for its stunning acoustics and beautiful architecture.
  • The Palazzo dei NormanniNorman Palace is the oldest royal palace in Europe and is home to the famous Palatine Chapel. 
  • The Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti: A stellar testament of Arab-Norman architecture and is known for its beautiful red domes.

Compulsory Online Booking
  • Plan Ahead: It is a large museum with many exhibits, so planning your visit always helps.
  • Compulsory Online Booking: For Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays, 24 hours advance booking is mandatory.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: There'll be a lot of walking owing to museum's multiple floors and large area, so wear comfy shoes.
  • Respect the Exhibits: Follow the museum's rules, including not touching the exhibits, and avoid using flash photography.
  • Take a Break: A proper museum tour can be overwhelming, so take a break to sit and relax in any one of the sitting areas through the museum.
  • Consider a Guided Tour: If you're interested in learning more about the exhibits and their history, consider booking a guided tour of the museum.
  • Time allotment: The Salinas Museum has many exhibits, so plan for at least a few hours to see the museum properly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salinas Museum Tickets

Q. Where do I buy Salinas Museum tickets?

You can buy Salinas Museum tickets here.

Q. Are Salinas Museum tickets available online?

Yes, Salinas Museum tickets are available online.

Q. What is the cost of Salinas Museum tickets?

The standard cost of Salinas Museum tickets starts from €6 for adults.

Q. What is included in my Salinas Museum tickets?

Access to the museum's exhibits, collections, and any public spaces such as galleries, outdoor areas, or educational programs. Depending on the museum, certain special exhibits or events may require an additional fee or ticket.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for the Salinas Museum tickets?

These tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled.

Q. How long are my Salinas Museum tickets valid for?

The Salinas Museum tickets are valid for the entire day.

Q. Who can avail discounted tickets to the Salinas Museum?

There are certain discounts and free entry available to specific age groups depending upon the state regulations.

Q. Can I buy Salinas Museum tickets in advance?

Yes, you can buy Salinas Museum tickets in advance.

Q. Do I need to book tickets in advance to enter the Salinas Museum?

For Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays it is compulsory to buy your tickets at a day’s advance.

Q. Is the Salinas Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Salinas Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is it worth visiting the Salinas Museum?

Yes, if you are interested in ancient history, Salinas culture, archaeology, or art, then the Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas is worth a visit.