Inaugurated September 30th, 2011, MeMus, the Museum and Historical Archives of the San Carlo Theater is the latest addition to an already impressive list of museums in Naples. Dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the oldest working theater in Europe, along with Milan’s Teatro LaScala it is only the second museum of its kind in Italy.
Blending state of the art techniques with contemporary exhibition methods, it tells the story of this centuries old theater. Wander through the museum’s historical collection of books, sketches, costumes, instruments, and memorabilia or step into the future in its 3D Gallery. Use the interactive touch screens to see and hear the music of the theater, watch a 3D video about the theater or walk through the projections of synchronized programs on huge screens to the right, left and in front of you.
Upstairs, search through the museums growing archives of over 15,000 records via 2 computer workstations and four IPads connected to big screen TV’s.
Entrance to the Museum is from Palazzo Reale.