Browsing Category : Museums

See You Lattara: The Henri Prades Museum


The Archaeological Site of Lattara and the Henri Prades Museum, Site archéologique Lattara – musée Henri Prades, Lattes, France South of Montpellier, near the beaches at Pérols, is a little Roman site.  It is not terribly exciting for the average visitor – there are grids of stones, but not much that is visually engaging.  However, it’s been terribly important for…

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National Archaeology of Cagliari Part One: Ancient Sardinia


National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari,  Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia When planning my trip to Cagliari, the first thing I knew I really needed to do was visit the Archaeology Museum.  It would have been necessary anyway, but what made it sound particularly interesting was the fact that the museum had objects from an ancient native Sardinian culture.…

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MUTSEU: St Eulalia’s Treasures


Museum of the Treasury of St Eulalia, Museo del Tesoro Sant’Eulalia, Cagliari, Sardinia One of the most interesting things about visiting Cagliari, for me, was the fact that a lot of the precious objects created for churches are still in, or very close to, those churches.  This made visiting their associated museums quite fascinating, in that you are getting to…

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Tokens of Thanks: the Ex-Votos of the Bonaria Museum


Museum of the Sanctuary of Bonaria On the floor above the cloisters is the sanctuary’s museum.  It basically consists of a hoard of model ships, donated as ex-votos in thanks for surviving some sea-related horror.  They date from the 18th century onwards, and show all sorts of different ship types – some of them made from curious materials. There are…

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A Little Bit of Art…A Little Bit of History: Orange Museum


Museum of Art and History, Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Orange, France The promising and spruced-up Museum of Art and History in Orange was – like the rest of the town – something of a disappointment.  With my usual luck, parts were closed off, due to refurbishments, but I’m not sure that even if I’d seen their full collection, I would…

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