Arborense Diocesan Museum

The Arborense Diocesan Museum is located in the historic center of Oristano, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

Inaugurated on February 13th, 2015 on the occasion of the patron saint’s celebrations, it is the largest diocesan museum in Sardinia.

Indeed, its structure covers an area worth 1300 square meters, with three large rooms split between three levels, among the gardens of the Episcopio and the Archbishop’s Seminary.

The first exhibition space is the Galleria delle Esposizioni, designed to host temporary exhibitions of the historical and artistic heritage of the Diocese. Then you find the San Pio X hallin the premises of the old theater, designed to house the permanent collections and most works of art, such as simulacra, liturgical furnishings, vestments and other objects belonging to the Cathedral of Santa Maria. The third space is that of the rooms next to the Seminary, housing the vast and rather important archaeological collection of the same institute, with finds from Tharros and other sites on the island.



Piazza Duomo, 09170 Oristano OR

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 5:00PM-8:00PM

Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-1:00PM and 5:00-8:00PM


FULL TICKET: € 5,00 (visit to temporary exhibitions and San Pio X hall)

REDUCED TICKET: € 4,00 (for children from 6 to 18 years old, students up to 25 years old with card, over 65 adults)

(min. 15 people, free entry for 1 companion)

*Free entry for kids up to 5 years old, priests, clerics, disabled people