The City Museum – the museum talking about Ancona

The “City Museum” is the new museum that since 2000 Ancona can show to its visitors. The museum is located in the historic centre of the city and its entry is in the splendid Plebiscito Square generally known as Pope Square; in fact, there stands imperiously the statue of Tuscan sculptor Agostino Cornacchini portraying Pope Clemente XXII sat on its throne.
The statue was erected in the square centre according to the decision taken by Ancona’ Senate that wanted to show its gratitude to Pope Clemente XXII. In fact, in 1732 he allowed the conceiving obtainment of free-port status for the goods transiting by Ancona port and subject to the papal fees customs.

The City Museum – the museum talking about Ancona

The 600 sqmts museum, having also several basements, is located in the inner spaces of the as ancient as impressive St Thomas of Canterbury Hospital and into the premises of the ex fish-market founded in 1817. The museum transmits to the visitor the history of Ancona starting from the prehistory period until actual epoch through archeological founds, characters, places, original prints, photographical reproductions and building’s graphics, topographic maps, documents, paintings, reconstructive relief maps, didactic info panels and thematic videos allowing the comparison between the ancient city and the modern one.
The museum is a structure continuously expanding for being also the entry door to the Urban Diffused Musem from which start and spread several routes around the city that naturally lives and transforms itself during the passing time.

It is composed by four sections: by its origins to year 1000, by 1000 till up to 1532, by 1532 till up to the end of ‘600, by the French occupation till up Italian unity. Instead, further videos do inform you about the development of the contemporary Ancona, by Italy’s Unity till up to 1960.
As for municipal picture-gallery “Francesco Podesti” also the City Museum, on every first Sunday of the month, offers guided visit tours that will take place on the following periods: from October till up June at 18:00 and from July till up to September at 19:15.

We advise you to book it calling the phone number +39 071 222.50.37


Address: Plebiscito Square
Place: Ancona
Tel. +39.0712225037
Fax +39.0712225048
Web Site:

Closed on the non-festive Mondays, 1st January, 1st May, 25th December
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 13.00
From Thursday up to Sunday and Festive Mondays: 10.00 – 13.00 | 16.00 – 19.30
From 15/06 up to 22/09 (summer timetable)
Monday: 9.30 – 12.00
From Tuesday up to Friday: 18.00 – 22.00
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 – 13.00 | 18.00 – 22.00

Summer Timetable:
From June the 15th up to September the 15th 2011
From Tuesday up to Friday 17-20
Saturday and Sunday 10-13 e 17-20

Entrance Tickets:
Standard Rate € 3,00
Reduced-rate Ticket: € 1.70 (16-25 y.o.; over 65 y.o.; groups of 15 or more people)
Complimentary Ticket: up to 16 y.o.; disabled people and their attendants
Inclusive Ticket: € 4,70 (Picture-gallery and City Museum)

Disabled People, guided visit tours, didactic activities, bookshop

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