Roman National Museum - Crypta Balbi

About the Crypta Balbi

The Crypta Balbi consists of the following: ruins of an imperial building, a museum, and an archaeological site. It shows the well preserved archaeological layers of Roman society from the first century, through to the 20th century.

General Information

Address: Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, 00186, Rome

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Tickets Prices

Roman National Museums include: Baths of Diocletian, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Massimo All Terme, and Palazzo Altemps 

Crypta Balbi

Adult: €10 (€13 with Exhibitions)

Reduced: €5 (€8 with Exhibitions) – See eligibility for more information

Entry to all 4 Museums

Adult: €12 (€15 with Exhibitions)

Reduced: €6 (€9 with Exhibitions) – See eligibility for more information

*Ticket is valid for 3 consecutive days

Reduced Rate & Free Entry Eligibility

Reduced Rate Eligibility 

EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old 

EU State Teachers 

Free Entry Eligibility 

First Sunday of the month (no reservations)

Visitors under 18 years old

Disabled person from an EU State and a companion.

EU Teachers and Students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*See website for full list of Reduced and Free Entry Eligibility 

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Guided Tours

 Accompanist in Esedra

Duration: 30 minutes

Fee: Free

Days: Saturday and Sunday (except first Sunday of the Month)

Time: 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm

 Reservation: at the ticket office

*Maximum 30 people

Accompanist in Sotterranei

Duration: 30 minutes

Fee: Free

Days: Tuesday to Sunday (except first Sunday of the Month)

Time: Hourly from 10 am to 5 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm

 Reservation: at the ticket office

*Maximum 30 people

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Baths of Diocletian, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Massimo All Terme, or Palazzo Altemps 

Telephone: +390639967700 

Online

*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.

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Public Transportation

Tram 8 – Venezia Stop

Several buses stop near the museum.

Hours of Operation

9 am to 7:45 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

Closed

Monday, January 1, December 25

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Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.