The museo archeologico provinciale (provincial archaeological museum) of Potenza retains the historical memory of the area and guides visitors through thediscovery of the uses, cults and traditions of the peoples who had settled in Basilicata, from the Greek colonisation to the late Imperial Age. The museum’s permanent collection on the first floor includes remains found in the Greek colony of Metaponto, in the indigenous sites of the area surrounding Potenza and the Romanised inland towns. It hosts temporary exhibitions on archaeology, modern and contemporary art, with guided tours and educational activities.