National Museum Rome

Are you going on holiday to Rome? Do you want to know where the National Museum in Rome is? Our guide to museums in Rome gives you the facts & information you’ll want to know.

Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world and has literally dozens of interesting museums and interesting things to do. From art to history, the museums in Rome have it all. Below we’ve highlighted some of the best museums to visit in Rome.

Capitoline Museum in Rome

The Capitoline Museum in Rome is situated in Capitoline Hill in Rome which is an extensive area of excavated Roman ruins. The Capitoline Museum in Rome dates back to the 15th century and is a national treasure. It is said to be the oldest museum in the world and houses a vast collection of Roman sculptures.  This museum is open to visitors in Rome daily from 9am until 8pm and admission costs 7 Euros.

Museum del Risorgimento in Rome

The Museum del Risorgimento in Rome deals primarily with the history of the national unification of Italy into a single modern state. Exhibits at this museum in Rome include documents, photographs and charts pertaining to the various stages and landmarks in the unification of Rome. This museum in Rome is open from 9am to 6.30pm and museum admission is free.

Museum di Palazzo Venezia in Rome

This museum in Rome is dedicated to the national art that arose out of Rome during the time of the Byzantine Empire. Exhibits at this museum include a multitude of sculptures and also some paintings. Museum admission is 4Euros and the museum is open daily from 8.30am until 7pm. This museum, like almost all others in Rome, is closed on Mondays.

Museum Crypta Balbi

The Museum Crypta Balbi in Rome is one of the best museums to visit in Rome if you are interested in gaining a holistic picture of the history of Rome. This museum in Rome contains artefacts belonging to several different periods in Rome’s national history.

National Rome Museum: Palazzo Altemps

The National Museum in Rome has exhibitions of mainly Roman art; however, the museum also has interesting exhibitions of Egyptian and ancient Greek art and is well worth visiting.  This museum has a particularly good selection of Roman sculptures.

Jewish Art Museum in Rome

The Jewish Art Museum is located in the historic Jewish ghetto of Rome. This museum covers the long and often troubling history of the Jewish community in Rome from the era of the Christian church up to and including Fascist Italy in World War Two.

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