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The Museum

A journey amongst the cave dwellings, investigating for the first time the art and the excavation practices that gave rise to hypogeal landscapes, architectures and civilisations over the centuries.


The Matera Excavation Museum tells the evolution of man through the excavation of places.

Loved by both Matera and the international public, the Matera Excavation Museum enchants not only for the charm of the rooms, which evoke the eras of the past, from the age in which the first settlements settled in the Sassi to the simplicity of the peasant life of a few decades ago, but also for the variety and richness of the path in which visitors are immersed.

Colors, perfumes, sounds of the past and surfaces unknown to the touch, are the distinctive traits that blend in a magical atmosphere.

  1. The cave
  2. The types of flooring
  3. The fossils
  4. The origin of the tuffs
  5. The wine press
  6. The wine press of stone
  1. The stalactites
  2. The excavated stairs
  3. The winery
  4. The cisterns
  5. The silos
  6. The shop

We strive for perfection every day.

Over 20 organized tours a day

3 excavated rooms

Multimedia exhibitions with a guide

Free guide for each ticket

Full monitoring of each cave and excavation

Matera: over 10.000 years of history!

Every day more tour arrive in our museum.
Do not wait and buy a ticket now.

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Museo dello Scavo
Via T. Stigliani, 15
Matera - Italy

Telefono: +39 366 7239351