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Capitoline Museum

An original - this was the world’s first museum!

Capitoline Museums
Open today: 09:30 - 19:30
Wheelchair accessible
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Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Access to the Capitoline Museum
Access to the temporary exhibition(s)
  • See a treasure trove of items relating to the history of Rome itself
  • Enjoy the central piazza that sits between the museum buildings, stroll its long, elegant lines and appreciate the architecture of Michelangelo
  • View the historic sculpture of the she-wolf of Rome suckling Romulus and Remus, which tells the foundation myth of the Eternal City

Welcome to the world’s first museum! The Capitoline Museums (plural because it's in four buildings atop one of Rome's famous Seven Hills) has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts all telling the fascinating history of Rome.

In 1734 Pope Clementine XII decided to make a significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. With this magnanimous act, he created the world's first museum - it's on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome, overlooking the Ancient Roman Forum. It's a melting pot of history.

See the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi.

Insider tip

  • Go to the entrance of the Capitoline Museum and show the smarphone voucher to the staff
  • Child (0-5) entry for free, please go to the box office to take the complimentary ticket
  • It's forbidden to bring food, drinks or pets inside the museums
  • Only small size bag are allowed
Capitoline Museums
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 19:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30
Monday 09:30 - 19:30
Capitoline Museum (Musei Capitolini)
1, Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186, Rome
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  • Get a full refund if you select a refundable ticket during checkout and cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit.
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Jennifer ,  United States United States
29 Jun 2024
Worth the trip! Great variety of exhibitions from palazzos to paintings to spectacular views of all the cupolas from the cafe terrace to stunning views of the Foro Romano
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Daniel,  Poland Poland
28 Apr 2024
Had a great time and learned a lot. Karolina is a very good guide, she speaks clearly and her English is great (no heavy accent), which makes hereasy to understand.
Capitoline Museum
Martin ,  Egypt Egypt
21 May 2024
Went to see the Lippi exhibition! Father and son artists. Excellent exhibition for early Renaissance artist and his artist son.
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