National Museum of Castel Sant' Angelo
About the Museum of Castel Sant' Angelo
This castle was originally built for the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, and his family. His tomb, called Hadrian’s mole was errected there between 134 and 139 AD. Several urns containing other Emperors were later laid to rest there, with the last one recorded in 217 AD. Over the years this building has transformed from Hadrian’s residence to a castle in the 14th Century, and then a prison in the 17th Century. Today, it is used as a museum that showcases the building’s history and ancient Roman artifacts.
Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186, Rome
*Website is in Italian only
Reduced (EU Citizens between 18 – 25): €7
*€1 booking fee is applied to each item purchased online including visitors under 18’s tickets.
Free Entry Eligibility
First Sunday of the month is free for everyone (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
The Secret Castle Guided Tour
Price: Adult – €5, Reduced (EU Citizens between 18 – 25) – €2.50
Time: 10 am & 4 pm – Tours in English, 11 am & 5 pm – Tours in Italian
*Tour fee is in addition to the entrance fee
Where to Purchase Tickets
At the Museum
*Open Monday to Friday – 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
Tram 19 – Risorgimento – San Pietro Stop
*It is a considerable distance from the tram stop the museum.
Several buses stop in the area, however there is still a 10 – 15 minute walk to the museum.
Hours of Operation
September 18 to June 23
9 am to 7:30 pm – Tuesday to Sunday
June 24 to September 17
9 am to 7:30 pm – Tuesday, Wednesday
9 am to 12 am – Thursday to Sunday
Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25
*From time to time special openings are arranged – check website for announcements.
Last entry is 1 hour before closing.
Ticket includes access to an app that is available in 7 languages.
Ticket is valid for 3 days and allows one entry to Palazzo Veniza, where two sections of the Labirinti de cure exhibition is located.
The museum is known as Hadrian’s Mausoleum.
Ask at the museum for information about evening events.
*Temporary exhibits and tickets prices may change.
Be sure to check out the Hall of Urns, Courtyard of the Angel, and Papal Apartments.