Diocesan Museum of Matera

The Diocesan Museum of Matera is located near the Cathedral of Bruna and has been set up in ancient renovated rooms of the diocese.
The museum consists of 3 large rooms in which various works of sacred art are exhibited. The museum itinerary unfolds starts from the present day and reaches the origins of the church of Matera. It currently houses a large number of sacred silvers probably dating back to between the 11th and 19th centuries from the treasure of the Cathedral of Matera and from Santa Chiara church.
Among the oldest objects exhibited at the Diocesan Museum of Matera stands out the Byzantine manufacture enkolpion, or pectoral cross, datable to around the mid-11th century.