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Tickets for Capitoline Museum

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

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

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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Access to the Capitoline Museum
  • Access to the temporary exhibition(s)
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the ticket office to collect your paper ticket.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
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!

Ryan
Senior Copywriter
Reviews
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
Apr 15, 2018
No remarks. All ok
Apr 5, 2018
Great museum for classical sculpture I.e. the best.
Jan 7, 2018
A bit confusing the itinerary within the Museum...
Nov 20, 2017
A world-class museum. Well worth the 3 hours we spent!
Oct 30, 2017
This app really helped us skip the lines and its very useful. Especially for first timers such as ourselves. And they’re very responsive on whatsapp when it comes to inquiry. This app is recommendable for everybody.

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