The museum system

The museum system run by Rome City Council comprises an extremely diverse group of museums and archaeological sites of undoubted artistic and historic value.

In addition to the Musei Capitolini - the world’s oldest public museum - the system also encompasses the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, designed by Richard Meier and home to various important exhibitions. others include Mercati di Traiano, with the Museo dei Fori Imperiali, and the Museo di Roma a Palazzo Braschi.

The system is further enriched by several “hidden” gems - small museums with prized collections such as the Museo Napoleonico, the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, the Museo Carlo Bilotti, the Museo Pietro Canonica, the Museo delle Mura and others still - all waiting to be discovered.

Numerous events and temporary exhibitions help make the System of Municipal Museums unique amongst other museum networks in Italy, providing a constant stream of initiatives that are always original and guaranteed to appeal to all sections of the public.

The museum services are managed by Zètema Progetto Cultura entrusted by Roma Capitale.

Sistema Musei di Roma Capitale

The foundation of the most ancient publicly owned museums in the world dates back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues, previously housed in the Lateran, to the people of Rome. There are two buildings - the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo –which, along with the Palazzo Senatorio, mark the limits of Piazza del Campidoglio.

Map

Timetables

Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma
Getting there
Opening hours:

Everyday  9.30-19.30
24 and 31 December 9.30-14.00
Last admission one hour before closing time
Closed
1 January, 1 May and 25 December 

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES
Call center
+39 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)
Email info.museicapitolini@comune.roma.it
 

> Visitors service
Information and services for the public

> News
Breaking news from the museum

> Notice
Main updates and communications

Download the brochure of Musei Capitolini

Tickets

Tariffe: 

FARES

> Combined ticket exhibition Caesar's heritage and the conquest of time + Musei Capitolini
ONLINE pre-sale
 or at the ticket counter of the Musei Capitolini (only for the following days and only by credit card) with pre-sale fee € 1. Same-day purchase if available (by cash or by credit card without pre-sale fee) at the ticket office Musei Capitolini (Piazza del Campidoglio) without pre-sale fee:
adults: € 11,50
concessions: € 9,50
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence):
adults: € 10,50
concessions: € 8,50

> Tickets only exhibition The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces Villa Caffarelli, new exhibition space
ONLINE pre-sale or at the Musei Capitolini ticket counter (only for the following days and only by credit card) with pre-sale fee € 1. Tickets can be purchased on the same day, if they are available, at the ticket office at Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio (by cash or by credit card without pre-sale fee):
- adults (exhibition only ticket) € 13,00
- concessions (exhibition only ticket) € 11,00
- special School groups (exhibition only ticket) € 4,00 per student (pre-sale required in advance only calling at the 060608);
- special Family (exhibition only ticket) € 22,00 (pre-sale required in advance only calling at the 060608) 
Concessions:
- MIC card holders;
- aged between 6 and 25;
- over 65;
- journalists and teachers;
Free admission with obligatory pre-sale only at the 060608:
- children up to 6 years;
- disabled visitors and a carer;
- tourist Guides, tourist interpreters, members of ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, Istituto Studi Romani, Amici dei Musei di Roma, Foreign and National Cultural Institutes - Accademia dei Lincei.

> Combined ticket Musei Capitolini + exhibition The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces:
ONLINE pre-sale or from the ticket offices of the Musei Capitolini (only for the following days and only by credit card) with a pre-sale fee of € 1.Tickets can be purchased on the same day, if they are available, at the ticket office at Musei Capitolini Piazza del Campidoglio (by cash or by credit card without pre-sale fee):
adults: € 22,00 
concessions: € 20,00 (ticket valid for young people aged 6 to 25, over 65, teachers)
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence):
adults: € 21,00
concessions: € 19,00 (ticket valid for young people aged 6 to 25, over 65, teachers)
Free admission with obligatory pre-sale only at the 060608: children up to 6 years, disabled visitors and a carer,
tourist Guides, tourist interpreters, members of ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, Istituto Studi Romani, Amici dei Musei di Roma, Foreign and National Cultural Institutes - Accademia dei Lincei.
The combined ticket includes the entrance to the exhibition Caesar's heritage and the conquest of time
The combined ticket cannot be purchased on the first Sunday of the month.

> Free admission to the exhibition Roma, l'eternità nel futuro (Palazzo dei Conservatori, ground rooms)

> Capitolini Card, valid for 7 days, includes Musei Capitolini + Centrale Montemartini + exhibitions Caesar's heritage and the conquest of time and Colours of the Romans. Mosaics from the Capitoline Collections
ONLINE pre-sale:
adults: € 16,00 
concessions: € 14,00 
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence): 
adults: € 15,00
concessions: € 13,00

> Concessions and free admission: conditions
> Agreements
> MIC card for citizens and students
> Roma Pass for tourists

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES

MUSEUM VIDEO GUIDE AND EXHIBITION AUDIO GUIDE

Video guide on the permanent exhibition of the museums in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian: € 7,00
Exhibition audio guide in Italian and English: € 5,00
Audio guide for children and families in Italian, English and French (recommended age: 6-12): € 5.00
The audio guide is delivered to the visitor already hygienized in a closed bag and with a single-use earphones.

GROUPS

Groups can access with pre-booking only by calling 060608
The groups, with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 people + guide, can only be accessed by booking free of charge on 060608 with a minimum of 2 tickets pre-purchased. The residual tickets can be paid on site during the visit.
Groups must be provided with their own radio guide. Some halls have a maximum capacity of no more than 10, so the group might be required to spread out over several halls at the same time.

BOOKINGS

ATTENTION: Due to the Covid 19 emergency, the procedures indicated below are temporary suspended. Please check the NOTICES or call 060608 (every day from 9.00 to 19.00) at the cost of a normal local call.

TO ALL VISITORS
A booking service is available for groups (max. 30 people), not including the guided tour: additional cost for booking € 25.00 plus the cost of the museum entrance ticket.
Reservations offer the advantage of skipping the queue at the ticket counter and going directly to the ticket counter.
Reservations for individual visitors are only possible with ONLINE pre-sale of the entrance ticket
In addition, a guided tour service is available in several languages, with payment and reservation, with a choice between the museum and/or exhibition route.
Consult the schedule of events

FOR THE SCHOOLS
For school groups, reservations are required, even for the museum entrance only. The reservation service for schools is free of charge.
For groups or groups of school students, accompanied by their teachers, admission to the museum is free of charge on presentation, on school headed Paper, of the list of students and teachers who accompany them (one accompanying person is free for every 10 students), divided into classes and signed by the head teacher.
Please note: for some exhibitions, even those categories entitled to free admission (as provided by municipal authorisation) will have to buy a reduced ticket costing € 2.00. Free admission is only available to primary and secondary school pupils, disabled people and their carer, and children under 6 years of age.
In addition, guided tours, workshops and meetings for teachers are available by appointment only.
Consult the schedule of events

ORDINARY ADMISSION IN ABSENCE OF EXHIBITIONS

Only Musei Capitolini:
adults: € 11,50
concessions: € 9,50
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence):
adults: € 10,50
concessions: € 8,50
Capitolini Card, valid for 7 days, Musei Capitolini + Centrale Montemartini
adults: € 13,50
concessions: € 11,50
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence):
adults: € 12,50
concessions: € 10,50