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Museo di Roma

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Address: Piazza di San Pantaleo 10 | Palazzo Braschi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 0608
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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The Museum of Rome was inaugurated in 1930 and was first located in the...

The Museum of Rome was inaugurated in 1930 and was first located in the former Pantanella Pasta Factory near the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. In 1952 it was moved to the eighteenth century Palazzo Braschi, former seat of the Fascist Federation of Rome. The collections of the museum consist of 40,000 pieces that document the different moments of the life, work, and customs of the city of Rome from the Middle Ages up to our days. Sculptures and paintings, many of which representing feasts, ceremonies, and various historical events are exhibited, in addition to sixteenth century and Medieval mosaics, frescoes, and ceramics, discovered during the excavations and demolitions that affected the city.

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Smaller, but interesting museum

An eclectic collection of Roman art and paintings. Great slice of life from ancient to 19th century times. Unbeatable views of the plaza. Well worth the 9 euros.

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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absoulutely awful museum. Only paintings and sculptures - and bad ones at that. You can see more roman artifacts in a public toilet. The best thing was looking out of the window. If I could give 0 stars I would. DO NOT VISIT.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My review is about the two special exhibits I saw recently at the Palazzo Braschi Museo di Roma. I didn't get to visit the other exhibits so I can't comment on those. I was thrilled to find a major exhibition on Artemisia Gentileschi on view at the Palazzo Braschi. Artemisia, daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi, has been described as... More 

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Jackson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An eclectic collection of Roman art and paintings. Great slice of life from ancient to 19th century times. Unbeatable views of the plaza. Well worth the 9 euros.

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Thank PaulMYoung
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We just payed 9 euro PER PERSON with Roma Card and "unfortunatly" we were not informed that there was only one exibition available with "20-30" paintings. The main exibition was closed . Very dissapointed. Dont go just for this. ITS NOT WORTH the money. Better buy a pizza and try your luck next year ... or never if they keep... More 

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Gricignano di Aversa, Italy
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went to visit this museum but chose not to after the rude staff members in the courtyard made us feel entirely unwelcome. We were having trouble finding the ticket office because a large van was blocking our view of the ticket office door and the other signage was confusing. The pair of staff members in the courtyard couldn't be... More 

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2 Thank Margaret G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Not too exciting as a good portion closed for renovations. A lot of local Roman political sketches which will not interest a lot of overseas visitors. Maybe worthwhile when works are completed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you have a deep interest in the history and politics of Rome, this museum may be of interest. To be honest, we called in because it was warm afternoon, it was near by and we hadn't been to it before. It's full of painting and busts of famous Romans and currently has an exhibition of political cartoons which are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Museo di Roma is located on the Piazza Navona and houses a collection of artworks by numerous different artists. The architecture of the building is decent on the outside but better once you get inside the ring of the palace. Entrance to museum is usually 11 euros but is right now 9 euros because the top floor is closed. The... More 

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2 Thank Patrick V
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This museum contains many paintings and status from deferent places from Italy and other countries like Egypt, China and others. Every thig in ancient and historical even the stairs. What we found unique was a musical band plying symphonies inside a hall at the second floor. Actually we enjoyed music a lot beside seeing historical painting and furniture. From windows... More 

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This museum probably isn't on anyone's "must see" list, but, if you are hungry for more insight into the history and development of Rome, particularly in the 17th thru the 19th centuries, you should pay this place a visit. It's displays concentrate on the people who were the movers and shakers of Rome during this period, Popes and Cardinals and... More 

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