Capitoline Museums ~ Musei Capitolin

About Capitoline Museums

The museum (now 3 buildings) on Capitoline Hill is thought to be the first museum in the world.  It’s history traces back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of ancient bronzes to the museum. It was opened to the public in 1734, under Clement XII, as a place where art could be enjoyed by everyone. Over the years, the museum has expanded to many ancient roman statues, inscriptions, Medieval and Renaissance art, collections of jewels, coins, and other artifacts. The museum consists of three buildings: Palazzo Senatorio, built in the 12th century; Palazzo dei Conservatori, built in the mid-16th century; Palazzo Nuovo, built in the 17th century. 

General Information

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome

Telephone: +39 060608


Tickets Prices

Residents of Rome receive €2 off the Museum & Exhibition entry fee and the Capitoline Card price. 

*Proof of residency is required.

Museum & Exhibitions

Full Price: €15

Reduced: €13 – See eligibility for more information

*Exhibition Trajan, Building the Empire, creating Europe and Columna mutãtio – LA SPIRAL – until 16 September 2018

**’Free’ admission must pay €2 to see the exhibition (except children under 6 and disabled visitors with a companion)

Capitolini Card

Full Price: €16

Reduced: €14 – See eligibility for more information

*Card consists of 7 days consecutive access to Capitoline Museums, Centrale Montemartini, and the exhibition – The Treasure of Antiquities, on display until 22 April 2018.

Reduced Rate & Free Entry Eligibility

Reduced Rate Eligibility 

Non resident visitors between 6 and 25 years old

Residents of Rome between 20 and 25 years old

Italian teachers with permanent contracts

Bibliocard holders

Roma Pass holders – after first two free entries

Free Entry Eligibility 

Family pass (1 adult and up to 2 children) – 1 full price admission, then others free

Residents of Rome on the first Sunday of the month

Residents of Rome under 18 years old

Children under 6 years old

EU teachers and Students of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Educational Science and degree courses in literature or literary subjects specializing in archaeological or art history in philosophy, Fine Arts Academies

Roma Pass holders – when using free entries

Residents of Paris 

Disabled person and a companion 

*See website for full list of reduced and free entry eligibility.

*Bring proof of eligibility 

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Video & Radio Guides

Video Guide

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish

Fee: €6

Radio Guide

Fee: €1.50 per person

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Museum

Telephone (not recommended due to high calling fees): + 39 060608


*€1 booking fee is applied to each item purchased online.

**Only full price tickets can be purchased online

***Online purchases allow you to skip the line and collect your tickets at the entrance.  Remember to print the order confirmation email as proof of purchase. 

Public Transportation

Tram 8 – Venezia Stop

The Museum is located approximately a 5 – 10 minutes walk from the Tram stop

Several buses stop in the area

Hours of Operation

9:30 am to 7:30 pm – Daily

9:30 am to 2 pm –  December 24 & 31


January 1, May 1, December 25

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Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Prohibited: flash photography, use of a tripod, videography, backpacks or large bags (cloakroom available).