Museum of the Ara Pacis ~ Museo dell’Ara Pacis

About the Museum of the Ara Pacis

The main feature at the museum is the Ara Pacis Augustae altar, dedicated to Pax, the Roman Goddess of Peace. The alar was built in 13 BC to honour the return of Augustus back to Rome after being away for 3 years. It reflects the Augustan vision of Roman civil religion. In 2006, the current Museum of the Ara Pacis was built by Richard Meier and now has several rooms, including the Ara Pacis Augustae altar.

General Information

Address: Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Rome

Telephone: +39 060608


Tickets Prices

Residents of Rome receive €2 off the Museum.  

*Proof of residency is required.


Museum of the Art Pacis

Adult: €10.50

Concession: €8.50 – See eligibility for more information


Reduced Rate and 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

Residents of Paris 

Disabled person and a companion 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

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

*Bring proof of eligibility 

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Audio & Video Guides

Audio Guide

Languages: Italian, English

Fee: €4

Video Guide

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

Fee: €6

Audio Guide and Video Guide

Fee: €8

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.

***Print the order confirmation to skip the line and collect your tickets at the entrance.

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Public Transportation

Several buses stop in the area

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


Hours of Operation

9:30 am to 7 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).