All art museums and attractions to visit in Rome

Rome (Italy) has a lot to offer for art lovers. Below we list all 42 art museums that are located in Rome.

Do you like art and are you looking for the best art museums to visit in Rome? These are the ones:

  1. Borghese Gallery1

    Borghese Gallery

    The 17th century Villa Borghese Pinciana, built for Cardinal Scipione Borghese as his suburban manor, is located in the Borghese gardens. It houses the Borghese Gallery with a spectacular collection of renaissance and baroque paintings and sculptures by the most famous artists. You can admire the pa
  2. Castel Sant'Angelo2

    Castel Sant'Angelo

    Originally built in the second century AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian as his mausoleum, in the 14th century, it was decided that the building should be turned into a castle and a special corridor was added in order to connect the castle with St. Peter’s Basilica. Today, the castle serves as a museu
  3. Musei Capitolini3

    Musei Capitolini

    More than five centuries old, the Musei Capitolini, the Capitoline Museums (which is a single museum) was the oldest public museum in the world, composed of three main buildings (the Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo dei Conservatori, and the Palazzo Nuovo) surrounding the Piazza del Campidoglio and li
  4. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo4

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo is the National Museum in Rome, housed in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Erected between 1883 and 1887 in a neo-cinquecentesco style, it was a prestigious school until 1960. The ground floor features the notable bronze statues of the Boxer at Rest and the At
  5. Galleria Doria Pamphilj5

    Galleria Doria Pamphilj

    The Galleria Doria Pamphilj is a museum in Rome, housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, the palace of the Doria family (who still lives there), which could very well be the largest in Rome still in private ownership. The museum mainly exhibits paintings. However the collection contains paintings, fur
  6. Palazzo Barberini6

    Palazzo Barberini

    The Palazzo Barberini is a Renaissance palace that is the joint work of three of the most admired architects of the era - Bernini, Borromini and Maderno. The interior boasts splendid works of art, too. You can find paintings by masters like Tizian or Caravaggio here, as well as the famous "La Fornar
  7. Galleria Colonna7

    Galleria Colonna

    Galleria Colonna is a museum in Rome that is housed in the Palazzo Colonna that was built in the 15th century by Pope Martinus V member of the noble Colonna family. The Galleria Colonna holds and exhibits a collection of art that includes works by Titian, Guercino, Reni, Bronzino (Venus, Cupid), Jac
  8. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna8

    Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

    Established in 1883, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna is all about modern art. It hosts more than 5,000 artworks, both paintings and sculptures, that date from the 18th century all the way to the 1960s. Among its collection are the works of world-renowned artists like Cezanne, Van Gogh, or Mone
  9. Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano9

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano

    The Baths of Diocletian (Thermae Diocletiani) was a large public thermal complex in ancient Rome. The Baths of Diocletian were located on the summit of the Viminal. The complex was built from 298, commissioned by Emperor Maximian and was inaugurated in 306. Since Maximian was in power the lesser of
  10. Centrale Montemartini10

    Centrale Montemartini

    Located on Via Ostiense in Rome, Centrale Montemartini is the newest exhibition space among the municipal museums of Rome. In front of an industrial-archaeological backdrop, it houses about 400 Roman statues as well as tomb inscriptions and mosaics. Set in the oldest power plant in Rome, the museum
  11. Jewish Museum of Rome11

    Jewish Museum of Rome

    The Jewish Museum of Rome is situated in the basement of the Great Synagogue of Rome. The museum is dedicated to the history of the Jewish presence in Rome, which began in the second century BCE, but it also presents works of art produced by this Jewish community. A visit to the museum includes a gu
  12. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps12

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

    The Palazzo Altemps is a palace in Rome that was designed in the 15th century by Melozzo da Forlì for Girolamo Riario. In 1997 it was inaugurated as a museum and became part of the National Roman Museum showing ancient works of art with sculptures from Renaissance collections such as the Boncompagni
  13. Scuderie del Quirinale13

    Scuderie del Quirinale

    The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables, or Papal Stables) was built from 1722 to 1732. The Scuderie, together with the Palazzo del Quirinale, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and the Palazzo della Consulta, the Constitutional Court, are all situated close to each
  14. Villa Farnesina14

    Villa Farnesina

    The Villa Farnesina is a country house in Rome from the beginning of the 16th century. It is built in a U-shape and is located in the spaciously laid-out Farnese garden. The villa was built between 1506 and 1510 for the rich sienese banker Agostino Chigi. It is a masterpiece in which architectural d
  15. MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts15

    MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts

    MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo), the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a museum in Rome. The museum is housed in a building that was designed by Zaha Hadid and opened in 2010. In the same year it received the Stirling Prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  16. Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma16

    Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma

    The Villa Medici is a large country house in Rome, built by Ferdinando I de 'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, at the end of the 16th century on the site of the gardens of Lucullus. The villa is located on the Pincio hill, just north of the old town of Rome. In 1803, Napoleon founded a branch of the Fr
  17. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia17

    Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia

    The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia is a museum in Rome that is housed in the Barbo apartments of Palazzo Venezia. In addition to some rooms with their original furnishings, the museum houses a collection of important paintings from the 14th to 15th centuries, tapestries, ceramics, majolica, J
  18. Galleria Corsini - Palazzo Corsini18

    Galleria Corsini - Palazzo Corsini

    Palazzo Corsini is a villa in Rome from the 15th century that houses the Galleria Corsini. The palace was originally built by the Riario family and later inhabited by Queen Christina of Sweden during the 17th century. The Florentine Corsini family moved into the building after Cardinal Lorenzo Corsi
  19. Galleria Spada19

    Galleria Spada

    Palazzo Spada is a structure in Rome that was built in the mid-16th century for Cardinal Girolamo Capodiffero. It was rebuilt by Francesco Borromini when the building was sold in 1631 to Cardinal Bernardino Spada. The building served for the art collection of the Spada Family. Nowadays, the Galleria
  20. MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome20

    MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

    MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome that holds and exhibits a collection of contemporary art with about 1,200 works of art from 1960 to the present. It includes some of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene since the 1960s, among others th
  21. IKONO Roma21

    IKONO Roma

    Step out of your comfort zone and dive into a unique experience you will never forget! IKONO is the new immersive experience in the heart of Rome, just steps from the Pantheon. An exciting and unforgettable 1-hour journey through immersive atmospheres that will unleash your inner creativity to cre
  22. Museo Pietro Canonica22

    Museo Pietro Canonica

    The Pietro Canonica Museum is the house museum of the sculptor Pietro Canonica. The house, where the artist lived until his death, was donated to the municipality of Rome which now manages the museum. The ground floor and the lower floors of the museum contain rooms that display the works, both copi
  23. Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco23

    Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

    The Museo Barracco, or Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, is a museum in Rome that was established after Baron Giovanni Barracco donated his collection of antique sculptures to the museum in 1902. the museum was originally located in the baron's house. The museum's collection consists of ar
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    Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale

  25. Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari25

    Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

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    Palazzo Merulana

  27. Museo Carlo Bilotti27

    Museo Carlo Bilotti

    The Carlo Bilotti Museum is a museum of contemporary art in Rome. It is based in the "Aranciera" of Villa Borghese and houses paintings, sculptures and watercolors from the collection donated by the Italian-American entrepreneur and collector Carlo Bilotti, which includes works by Giorgio De Chirico
  28. Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Art Museum28

    Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Art Museum

    The Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Arts Museum, also just Museo Boncompagni, is the Decorative Arts Museum of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome. The museum is housed in the Villino Boncompagni, an Art Nouveau villa from the twentieth century. The museum focuses on talian decorative arts, c
  29. Museo Crocetti29

    Museo Crocetti

  30. Palazzo della Marina30

    Palazzo della Marina

  31. Istituto Centrale per la Grafica31

    Istituto Centrale per la Grafica

  32. Sorgente Group Foundation32

    Sorgente Group Foundation

  33. Museo dell'Arte Classica33

    Museo dell'Arte Classica

    The Museo dell'Arte Classica (Museo dei Gessi della Sapienza) is a museum in Rome that was founded by Emanuel Löwy. The Museum has a collection of about twelve hundred plaster casts, which mostly reproduce existing Greek sculptures in museums and collections from all over the world; the exhibition i
  34. MUSA - Museo degli Strumenti Musicali34

    MUSA - Museo degli Strumenti Musicali

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    MAAM - Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz

    MAAM - Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz (The Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere) is the third museum of contemporary art in Rome, where artists are invited to give their contribution for free, interacting with the space and with the inhabitants. The Metropoliz facilitates the relatio
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    Museo dei Camilliani

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    Fondazione Memmo Arte Contemporanea

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    Museo Numismatico Della Zecca

    The Museo Numismatico Della Zecca is the Museum of the Italian Mint of the l'Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (the State Printing and Mint Institute). The museum holds a collection of about 20,000 coins, medals and wax pieces, not only Italian, but also foreign divided into papal medals (191
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    Casa dei Grifi

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    Antiquarium di Lucrezia Romana

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    Museo Aristaios

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    Museo del Tesoro Liberiano


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