Underground tour to discover a thousand-year-old-city
MUST – Matera Underground Stories and Traditions is an underground complex, made by four different excavations.
An underground journey, through environments intended for the most diverse production activities, evidence of the vibrancy of the economic and social fabric of the ancient city of the Sassi, starting from the medieval period and the ability to design functional environments, completely excavated and shaped in the rock.
Our museum is an open space ready to welcome new stories and new visions.
Infact, some rooms are set up with multimedia content to offer our visitors an engaging experience to discover the area.
Travel comfortably in our projection room: “Viaggio nelle Identità” (Journey through Identities) is a video story about the beauty of authentic places throughout Basilicata, where the bond with the land, source of nourishment and essence of identities, is still strong.
Let yourself be involved in the discovery of the smells of our underground garden: it will welcome you with its scents and essences, a tribute to the Regional Park of Murgia.
Enter the dream of cinema in Matera: a timeline will show you all the films shot in the city of the Sassi, from 1950 until today.
The museum is also an open space for cultural events: in the dedicated section, you can find the cultural program that includes exhibitions, musical events, theater and tastings of wines and local products.
The museum is also open to activities dedicated to children: in the educational section, you can find our proposals dedicated to the little explorers of the Must!
"An immersive experience in a very special museum, an emotional voyage into the authentic culture of Basilicata. Recommended for an innovative approach to local traditions and knowledge of such a rich Region. Do not miss the Secret garden! The staff is very professional and ready to help anytime! I loved the t-shirts available at the shop".
"Pleasant discovery during a walk...Matera and its places to be discovered. Beautiful mini cinema! Thanks MUST!!!"
"Not to be missed: open in August 2021 this underground path in an environment that was used both for the pressing of grapes and for the production of wine and olives is very interesting and the guides are very well prepared."
“A few steps from Piazza Vittorio Veneto a pleasant discovery. Well-kept space, interesting visit and helpful and engaging guide. Super recommended."
"A museum explained very well! A journey through the history of this millenary city! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"