All the museums in Rome

All you need to know about Rome's museums

Here is a complete list of all the museums in Rome with opening hours and ticket price to always have Rome at your fingertips.

Remember, every first Sunday of the month, some museums, galleries, archaeological digs, parks and monumental gardens have free admission for all visitors, and that Monday is the closing day.

- Colosseum and Roman Forum / Palatine - 08: 30-15: 30 Full price: 12,00 € - Reduced: € 7

- Domus Aurea - The former home of Emperor Nero currently being restored but you can visit the restoration site, with access only through on-line reservations on or at the number 06 39967700. 09: 15- 15:45

- Borghese Gallery - Museum of Ancient Art in Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5, inside the Villa Borghese Pinciana in Rome in Italy. Featuring works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino, Antonio Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael, Lorenzo Lotto, Antonello da Messina, Annibale Carracci, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian. (Compulsory reservation of € 2.00) 09-19 Full € 11.00 (€ 9.00 + € 2.00 reservation) Reduced € 6.50

- GNAM National Gallery of Modern Art - The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome (The National Gallery) is the largest collection of Italian contemporary art. Located in Rome, it has over 4,400 works of painting and sculpture and about 13,000 drawings and prints by artists - mostly Italian - from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 08: 30-19: 30 - Adults € 8.00. Reduced € 4.00

- National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia - The National Etruscan Museum is a museum of Rome dedicated to the Etruscan civilization housed in the twentieth century Villa Giulia. Hours: 08:30-19:30 - full price € 8.00, reduced € 4.00

- HC Andersen Museum, M. Praz Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi Museum for Decorative Arts and Costume - private collections of contemporary art 9:30 to 19:30 (admission until 19:00)

- Roman National Museum (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian) - The Roman National Museum is an archaeological museum in Rome which houses many collections that tell the story of ancient Rome. 09-19:30 - Full price € 5,00; reduced €2,50

- National Gallery of Ancient Art, in two different venues, one at the Palazzo Barberini and the other at the Palazzo Corsini. The collection includes works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Hans Holbein, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Lorenzo Lotto, Mattia Preti, Nicolas Poussin, El Greek, Raphael, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Rubens, Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera and Titian. 08-19 - full € 9.00 / reduced € 4.50 (valid for 3 days)

- Spada Gallery - Inside the palace, famous for its facade, and the false perspective by Borromini, you will find paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 08: 30-19: 30 - Full price € 5.00. Reduced € 2.50

- National Museum of Palazzo Venezia - The museum has paintings by artists such as Carlo Maratta, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Guido Reni, Pisanello (Head of a Woman), Benozzo Gozzoli, Beato Angelico, Giorgione (Double Portrait, around 1502), Giotto. 10-19 - Full price € 5.00

- Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum - Museum located in the mausoleum of Castel Sant'Angelo. 09-19: 30 - Full price: € 10.00

- National Museum of Oriental Art "G. Tucci "- A collection of artistic and archaeological works, mainly coming from the explorations of Giuseppe Tucci in Tibet between 1928 and 1954, Shahr-i Sokhteh in Iran, in Ghazni in Afghanistan and in the valley of the Swat, Pakistan.

- National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography "L. Pigorini "- In the ethnographic section you will find preserved materials documenting the cultures of all the continents. In the part dedicated to prehistory there are important finds of prehistoric Lazio. 9-20 - Full price 6.00€. Reduced 3.00€

- National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions - It collects popular objects from the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, documenting everyday life, work and popular religiosity in the period before industrialization. 9-20 - full price € 4,00; reduced € 2.00

- National Museum of the Middle Ages - Archaeological museum dedicated to the Middle Ages andpost-classical. Exhibits materials ranging from fourth to the ninth century, coming mainly from the area of ​​Rome and central Italy. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9:00 to 19:30 - Full price: € 4.00. Reduced: € 2.00

- National Museum of Musical Instruments 8:30 - 19:30 - full price € 2.00; reduced € 1.00

- Baths of Caracalla - constitute one of the greatest examples of imperial baths in Rome, still retained much of their structure. They were built by thr Emperor on Piccolo Aventino between 212 and 216 A.D. 09 - 18:15 - Full: € 6.00. Reduced: € 3.00


Instead these museums are free ONLY for residents on the first Sunday of the month

- MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts - Designed by architect Zaha Hadid is the main center for contemporary art collection includes works by Alighiero Boetti, William Kentridge, Kara Walker, Ed Ruscha, Gilbert & George, Gino De Dominicis, Michael Raedecker, Anish Kapoor, Gerhard Richter, Francesco Clemente, Lara Favaretto, Marlene Dumas, Maurizio Cattelan, Gabriele Basilico, Kiki Smith, Thomas Ruff, Luigi Ghirri, Manfredi Beninati, Vanessa Beecroft, Stefano Arienti, Francis Alys, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Schutte.

- Capitoline Museums - is the main municipal civic museum of Rome. They host an original collection of ancient sculptures and was added by Benedict XIV, in the eighteenth century, the Art Gallery, consisting of works illustrating subjects predominantly Roman.

- Ara Pacis Museum - contains the famous Ara Pacis of Augustus. 09: 30-19: 30 - Full € 10.50 Reduced € 8.50

- Macro and Macro Testaccio - the twenty-first century was destined to Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. 9-19; Holidays 9-14- full € 5.20; reduced € 4.20

- Museum of Zoology - collects the tradition of active Roman natural history collections at the papal courts since 1790 and then the zoological cabinet Pontifical University. 9-17 - full € 4.50 reduced € 2.50

- Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale - Collection currently has about 3,000 works, mostly paintings but also sculpture and graphics - displays 150 pieces ranging nineteenth to mid-twentieth century 9-19; Holidays 9-14 - full € 2.60; reduced € 1.60

Before you plan your visit, you should always call the museum to confirm horaires and to enquire aboutcurrent exhibitions.