The building
The present museum was built between 1967 and 1986 based on the design of architect Franco Minissi.

Sited in a then undeveloped part of Siracusa, the museum would become the focal point of a territory of great archeological importance, including the Neapolis Area with its Greek theatre and Hieron altar, the Roman anphiteather and the immense catacombs.

It was opened to the public in 1988 under the direction of Giuseppe Voza, completing the Museum's transition from its old seat in Piazza Duomo in the heart of the city centre.

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