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Tickets for Capitoline Museum

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

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Opening hours
Mon - Sun: 9:30 - 19:30, last admission 18:30, Dec 24 & 31: 9:30 - 14:00, last admission 13:00
  • 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.

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  • Access to the Capitoline Museum
  • Access to the temporary exhibition(s)

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Capitoline Museum (Musei Capitolini)
1,Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Sun: 09:30 - 19:30, last admission at 18:30
  • Dec 24 & 31: 09:30 - 14:00, last admission at 13:00

Getting There

  • Take the metro B line to Colosseo. From there, it's a 10-minute walk to the Capitoline
  • The Capitoline Museums are located on Piazza d'Aracoeli, just behind Piazza Venezia; you can get there by taking any of the following buses: 40, 60 or 80
Insider tip

The Piazza atop Capitoline Hill, Piazza del Campidoglio was designed by none other than Michelangelo himself. He even designed the staircase leading to the square!

Senior Copywriter
Jul 9, 2018
It is really Worth the visit Just only because of thé huge statue of Marc Aurelius ans the boy pumling out the spilnter
Jun 24, 2018
It was very well organized and the guide was absolutelly charming. Took good care of us, told us everything and a little bit more about the items at the Museum. Showed us two rooms that were usually closed but opened in the day of our visit!
Jun 19, 2018
Very easy to use, and saved time
Jun 9, 2018
Place it self was worth to be visited. I just do not understand the attitude of the personnel: they were unpolite and rude. Turists are not wanted to visit here, personnel would have so nice time if turists would not visit there.
Jun 4, 2018
We had a great time at the museum. The museum is extremely well set out. Exhibits are clearly marked and the guides are knowledgeable about the contents of each room. The rooms are spacious and there is plenty of room to move about even when there are lots of visitors. Each room has great views of Rome, that are amazing. There is a lovely open terrace, cafe and restaurant where you can spend time taking in the amazing views of Rome.
We spent three hours in the museum before visiting the forum via the slip road by the museum, which was a great way to finish a day of sightseeing in Rome. We would thoroughly recommend this museum.
May 18, 2018
At first we only booked tickets for the colosseum and Vatican but because our daughter wanted to see the statue of Romulus and Remus we also went to this museum. It was the most beautiful thing we saw today. I really recommand it. Amazing!!!
May 18, 2018
It was really beautiful and a great experince. We booked tickets at home, so entrance was no problem :-)
May 6, 2018
Very good!
Apr 27, 2018
Not a large queue like other museums but still worth purchasing in advance
Apr 26, 2018
A life time expirience

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