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Free Museum Admission in Rome: First Sunday of the Month

Posted on January 22nd, 2023

by Expats living in Rome

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Free Museum Admission in Rome Every First Sunday of the Month!

Rome is a city that’s rich in culture and history, and it’s no secret that its museums are among the best in the world. If you’re looking to explore the city’s museums without breaking the bank, then you’re in luck! Every first Sunday of the month, many of Rome’s state and civic museums offer free admission. In this guide, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive list of the free state and civic museums in Rome and what you can expect from your visit.

Before you plan your visit to any of the museums, it’s important to call ahead and make sure they’re open. Additionally, not all exhibitions may be included in the free admission offer, so it’s always best to check beforehand.

Here is a list of free state museums offering free entrance on the first Sunday of every month:

Museums and State Archaeological Sites

  • Colosseo e Foro Romano / Palatino (with limited entry)
  • Museo Nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano)
  • Galleria Borghese (advance booking is always mandatory)
  • Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna
  • Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi
  • Museo H.C. Andersen
  • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica Palazzo Barberini
  • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica Palazzo Corsini
  • Galleria Spada
  • Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
  • Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo (with limited entry)
  • Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale “G. Tucci”
  • Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “L. Pigorini”
  • Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari
  • Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo
  • Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
  • Terme di Caracalla
  • Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
  • Villa dei Quintili
  • Santa Maria Nova sull’Appia Antica
  • Villa di Livia a Prima Porta
  • Area Archeologica di Veio
  • Scavi di Ostia Antica
  • Museo Ostiense
  • Castello di Giulio II
  • Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano
  • Villa Adriana a Tivoli
  • Villa d’Este a Tivoli

The ‘Musei Gratuiti a Roma’ event does not always include a visit to the exhibitions in progress, for which the special charge may remain in force. 

Visiting these museums can be a great way to immerse yourself in Rome’s rich history and culture without spending a dime. It’s also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the city’s artistic heritage and its influence on the world.

Don’t forget, the Vatican Museums are also free on the last Sunday of every month, which can be another great way to explore Rome’s art and history. With a little bit of planning, you can take advantage of these free admission offers and experience all that Rome’s museums have to offer.

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