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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

History museum exploring local WWII history through immersive multimedia exhibits.

Piazzale Rocco Chinnici, 95129 Catania CT, Italy
📞 +39 095 401 1929


  • Wheelchair-accessible car park
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet


  • Good for kids
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant

The Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 is a must-see museum located in Catania, Italy. This museum is dedicated to the events of the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily, also known as Operation Husky. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of this important event.

The museum is housed in an old military barracks, built in the 18th century. Inside, visitors can explore the history of the Allied invasion and the events leading up to it. The museum features an impressive collection of artifacts, including uniforms, weapons, documents, and photographs. Many of the artifacts were donated by veterans who fought in the invasion.

The museum also features several interactive exhibits. Visitors can learn about the tactics and strategies used by the Allied forces, as well as the Italian forces that fought against them. There are also displays of the equipment used by both sides, including tanks and artillery.

The museum also has a large collection of artwork related to the invasion. These include paintings, sculptures, and photographs. In addition, there is a library with books and other materials related to the invasion.

The Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 is a great place to learn about the history of the invasion and its impact on the region. It is also a great place to view artwork related to the event. Visitors can also learn about the tactics and strategies used by both sides, as well as the equipment used. The museum is a great place to visit for anyone interested in the history of World War II.


926 reviews
4 stars

A hidden gem, well worth the 4 Euro entry, I wish there was mor English information, but the visit was still enjoyable. Be sure to sit in the bomb shelter simulator, it ads to the experience.

5 stars

One of the best Military Museums I have ever visited. Tells the story of the Invasion of Sicily in WWII from the Allied point of view, the Axis point of view and the population of Sicily. It's a little hard to find and the Museum workers don't speak much English, but worth the effort!

5 stars

This is one of the best WW2 museums I’ve every visited. It starts on the ground floor where you walk into a set of a Sicilian town in WW2 where you can look into houses and see what they would have looked like. Then you go into a bomb shelter and there is is mock air raid with sound effects and shaking. It is so realistic! On the upper floors there is loads of memorabilia from the war and an amazing display of photos by Rob Stein. It was brilliantly laid out and I felt quite emotional at times. Well worth visiting. Children would enjoy this too.