Created in 1973, it houses all kinds of objects found in the Biisceglie area, near the Grotte S.Croce and the village of Cave Mastrodonato.
The exhibit offers a selection of the main types of objects: impressed ceramic, engraved and painted, from the Ancient to Middle Neolithic, silica and obsidian objects, bone, fauna and malacofauna artifacts,. Moreover there are objects in silica from the Mousterian period.
The fossil mat going back 7,500 years is very remarkable and was found during the archaeological digs at Grotte S.Croce in 1997.
Some fragments of amphora and necks of amphora from Roman times that were used for transporting goods were salvaged from the sea bottom near Salsello.
Finally, the urn for funeral ashes in white marble is of special interest and dates back to the first century A.D. The museum is located in the former Monastery of S.Croce on Via
G. Frisari,5, and was built between the 16th and the 18th centuries. It is also the site of the Municipal Library and of the Historic Archives.