Museums in Tunis

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Tunisia is rich in museums that display its traditional heritage, martyrs, art and culture. Two of the main museums in Tunis are National Museum of Carthage and Bardo Museum.

National Museum of Carthage

Located on Byrsa Hill, adjacent to St Louis Cathedral, in Carthage Hannibal area of Tunis, Carthage National Museum has exclusive Roman, Arab Moslem women and Punic collections. There are three libraries inside related to ancient relics and a conference hall. Ceramics, mosaics, household objects, sculptures, small jewelry items and various architectures can be spotted here. The nearby archaeological park is also worth visiting. This museum is open from 8:30 am to 7 pm in summer but closes early in winter season at 5:30 pm and remains closed on Mondays. Entry ticket is two Tunisian Dinars with one Dinar extra for a camera. A common ticket of 7 dinars can also be purchased for both visiting park and museum.

Bardo Museum

Bardo Museum is located in Le Bardo in Tunis. Spread across 90K sq meters of area, it has the largest collection of Roman mosaic items. The archaeological art works of Punic and Roman era is impressive. Museum has three floors divided into many rooms that have nice collections depicting the history of Tunisia from the Stone age to the Islamic age. The Terracotta statue that roots back to the first century is preserved nicely and worth a glance. Opening hours of museum are from 9 am to 5 pm in summer and from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in winter. It closes on Mondays and entry fee is about $3. A camera is allowed but $1 is charged as a fee.

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