The museum is located in two rooms that are adjacent to the church of San Pietro Apostolo in Prato. The oldest part of the building, built in alberese and green marble, dates back to the 12th century. The church was enlarged in the late-1200s and early-1300s. Near the church is the large tabernacle of Sant’Anna, which was frescoed by Agnolo Gaddi.The small museum was established to conserve the archeological artifacts discovered during restoration work was done to the church, from 1965 to 1967.
During the restoration, a 13th century sepulcher and the remains of an apses belonging to a previous church were found. Displayed in the first room, the Sala delle Ceramiche Figlinesi, are the objects that were found under the presbytery, which were from a 14th century kiln, and several paintings from the 1400s to the 1600s. Displayed in the Sala del Tesoro are the sacred furnishings from the church.
Among the most noteworthy artworks are a panel of a polyptych, representing John the Baptist, which has been attributed to the Pistoia artist Bartolomeo Bocchi (15th century), and an altarpiece depicting the Madonna with Child and Saints by the Prato-born artist Tommaso di Piero (late 15th to the early 16th centuries).
By appointment only, contact the church at tel. 0574460555
Disabled access: No
via vecchia Cantagallo, 4
Figline di Prato