Museo del Papiro

Museo del Papiro information

Location
Syracuse , Italy
Address
Via Nizza 14
Telephone
+390 931 2 21 00
More information
www.museodelpapiro.it
Prices
adult/reduced €5/2
Opening hours
10am-7pm Tue-Sat, to 2pm Sun May-Sep, 9.15am-2pm Tue-Sun Oct-Apr
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Ortygia's Museo del Papiro offers a fine collection of papyrus documents and products, boats and an English-language film about the nifty material's history. That Syracuse has a museum dedicated to papyrus is hardly coincidental; the papyrus plant grows in abundance around the nearby Ciane River, and was used to make paper in the 18th century.