Free entry to the Museum of Rome – save €7
Museum of Rome
Free Entry* to the Museum of Rome
Normal Ticket Price: €7
*free entry into 2 out of 6 top Roma Pass attractions
See some of Rome's best art from the medieval ages to the twentieth century and learn about the city's art history and culture at the Museum of Rome
A stunning example of Roman baroque architecture, the Museum of Rome is housed in the Palazzo Braschi in the heart of Renaissance Rome and promises visitors an eclectic breadth of Roman art history. The museum was born with the aim to re-glorify the ‘forgotten ages’ by celebrating the city’s medieval and modern past. From the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century, explore Rome’s rich culture and history of paintings, furniture, ceramics and mosaics.
- Frescoes and mosaics
- Ceramics and Sculptures
- Costumes and fabrics
- Paintings from the 17th-20th century
- Furniture and Carriages
Did you know:
- Palazzo Braschi is believed to be hard evidence of papal nepotism as it was built exclusively for Pope Pius VI’s nephew, Luigi Braschi Onesti
- After the second world war, over 300 homeless families lived in the Palazzo until 1949
- During the rehabilitation of these displaced families, there were multiple thefts and serious damage was caused to the frescoes due to the fires that were lit inside
- The actual building itself has a trapezoid shape, with the wall running from the Piazza Pasquino to Piazza Navona being the longest
Things to see:
There are around 160 frescoes and fragments of murals on display in the museum. Among the most impressive are the medieval frescoes from S. Maria in Vincis and from the façade of the Senatorial Palace on the Capitoline Hill. You can also admire precious fragments of mosaics taken from the old façade at St Peter’s Basilica, rebuilt around 1230.
Archaeological discoveries have supplied most of the Museum of Rome’s vast 2,000 piece ceramic collection. Some of the ceramics can be dated back to the 10th and 11th centuries, including painted vases of the legendary Hercules and Mercury. Other collections display Renaissance styles and Arab influences on the South of Italy.
There are two main collections of paintings that date from the 17th-18th century and 19th-20th century. Celebrating both known and unknown art and artists who lived in Rome it’s an engaging and varied exhibition that highlights the influences and processes of the culture of Rome’s past.
How to get there:
- Arenula/Cairoli (Tram 8)
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele- Navona (Bus 46, 62, 64, 116T, 571, 916, 916F, N5, N15, N20)
*The Roma Pass allows you free entry to 2 out of 6 top attractions for free including the Museo di Roma, Coliseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, Capitolini Museums, Borghese Gallery and National Museum of Castel St. Angelo
see the: full list of attractions included
If you are planning on staying in Rome for at least 3 days I would highly recommend The Omnia Vatican & Rome Card. The access to public transport especially the underground and the open top buses make getting the card extremely valuable. Having the added benefit of getting free entry to some of the sites also saves a lot of money. The queues in Rome can become long due to the popularity of the city and its tourist attractions so there are significant time saving benefits to being able to skip queues. My husband and I were able to see everything we wanted to see in 3 days by using this card - skipping queues and ease of travel on the open top buses to all the attractions. It was also nice to sit down and take a break from walking by sitting on the open bus for a few circles while also seeing the city sights.
Sandra MacDonald from UK
|Tuesday||10.00 - 20.00|
|Wednesday||10.00 - 20.00|
|Thursday||10.00 - 20.00|
|Friday||10.00 - 20.00|
|Saturday||10.00 - 20.00|
|Sunday||10.00 - 20.00|
Closed: Mondays, 25th December, 1st January, 1st May
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Piazza San Pantaleo, 10 , 00186 Roma,