Musei capitolini in Rome

The Musei Capitolini date back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated to the people of Rome a group of bronze statues that until then had been kept at the Lateran. These statues constituted its original core collection. Various popes subsequently expanded the collection with works taken from excavations around Rome; some were moved from the Vatican, some, such as the Albani collection, were bought specifically for the museum. Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Pope Benedict XIV created a picture gallery. A considerable quantity of archaeological material was also added at the end of the nineteenth century when Rome became the capital of Italy and new excavations were carried out whilst creating two completely new districts were created for the expanding city.

Musei Capitolini: opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 – 20.00;
24 and 31 December: 9.00 – 14.00;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
Monday; 1 January; 1 May; 25 December;
The ticket office is situated on the Piazza del Campidoglio, on the ground floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori.

Musei Capitolini: charges

“Museum + Exhibition” Combined Ticket:
– Adults: € 13,00;
– Concessions: € 11,00;
– Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;

Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):

– Adults: € 11,00;
– Concessions: € 9,00;
– Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;

* Please note: According to the Municipal by-law, due to the exceptionality of the exhibition, people usually entitled to free admission must purchase a € 2,00 concessionary ticket.

Free admission is granted to children under 6 years, groups of elementary and (lower) middle schools, EU disabled people and their carers and RomaPass holders (if used to access the first 2 sites).

“Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini + Exhibition” Combined Ticket (valid 7 days):- Adults: € 15,00;

– Concessions: € 13,00;
– Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
– Adults: € 14,00;
– Concessions: € 12,00;

Musei Capitolini: Roma Pass

The Museums of the Municipality are covered by the Roma Pass, the first cultural tourism card in the capital, which offers price benefits and services that make visiting the city easier.

Roma Pass allows: entry the first 2 museums and/or archaeological sites of your choice admission includes the exhibition held in the museum
3.reduced ticket prices to all other museums and/or archaeological sites visited thereafter admission to the following museums: Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina, Museo Bilotti a Villa Borghese, Museo Canonica, Museo delle Mura, Museo Napoleonico and Villa di Massenzio (during Roma Pass validity period and in addition to the 2 free admissions)

Musei Capitolini: tickets available Online