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.



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
1 January 2023 11-19.30
Last admission one hour before closing time
1 May and 25 December 

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES
Call center
+39 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)

> 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




> Combined ticket exhibitions  La Roma della Repubblica, Caesar's heritage and the conquest of time, Cursus Honorum and I Colori dell'Antico + Musei Capitolini

ONLINE pre-sale, by calling the Call Centre 060608 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 (by cash or by credit card without pre-sale fee) at the ticket office Musei Capitolini (Piazza del Campidoglio) without pre-sale fee:
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
Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00 (due to the exceptionality of the exhibition, people usually entitled to free admission must purchase ridottissimo ticket. Free admission is granted to children under 6 years, groups of elementary and (lower) middle schools, to visitors with disabilities and a family member or a carer, on the occasion of institutional visits and to EU tourist guides) 

> Capitolini Card, valid for 7 days, includes Musei Capitolini + Centrale Montemartini + exhibitions  La Roma della Repubblica, Caesar's heritage and the conquest of time, Cursus Honorum, I Colori dell'Antico, and Colours of the Romans. Mosaics from the Capitoline Collections
ONLINE pre-sale:
adults: € 18,00 
concessions: € 16,00 
For residents of Rome and the metropolitan area (showing valid document certifying the residence): 
adults: € 17,00
concessions: € 15,00

Advance tickets pre-purchased online or through the 060608 call center are non-refundable or changeable.

> Concessions and free admission: conditions
> Agreements
> Free admission with MIC card
> Roma Pass for tourists

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES


Video guide on the permanent exhibition of the museums in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian: € 7,00
Audio guide for children and families in Italian, English and French (recommended age: 6-12): € 5.00
Audio/video guides can be purchased directly from the ticket office and are supplied to the visitor already sanitised in a sealed sachet and with a disposable headset.
Museum app available on the IOS and Android stores


The groups, from 5 to 25 people + guide, can access only by booking free of charge on 060608 with a minimum of 5 tickets pre-purchased. The residual tickets can be paid on site during the visit.
Any mandatory radio guides will be explicitly indicated.


A booking service is available for groups (max. 25 people), not including the guided tour.
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 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 applying only if indicated in the current rates. Free admission is only available to primary and secondary school pupils, disabled people and their carer, and MIC card owners (not available for the exhibition spaces with a separate ticket counter).
In addition, guided tours, workshops and meetings for teachers are available by appointment only.
Consult the schedule of events


> Only Musei Capitolini, ONLINE pre-sale:
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