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Rome has many museums. Publicly owned museums are generally free or reduced for EU citizens.

Keats Shelley House
Museum dedicated to romantic poets. Piazza di Spagna, 26 (06 6784235)

Le Carrozze d'Epoca
Carriages that go back to the 8th Century and all the accessories such as saddles and whips. Via A Millevio, 693 (0651958112.

Museo degli Orrori Dario Argento
An underground museum with the props used by Dario Argento many of which depicts horrors. Via dei Gracchi, 260. Use Metro Ottaviano.

Museo di Roma
The history of Rome from the early to modern. Palazzo Braschi, via di San Pantalei 10 (06 6710 8346).

Museo Civico di Zoologia
Rome's zoology museum with a large collection of insects and other species. Via Aldrovandi, 18 (06 67109270).

Museo del Presepio Tipologico Internazionale
Nativivity displays from around the world. Cripta della Chiesa dei SS. Quirico e Giulitta (066796146)

Museo delle Auto della Polizia di Stato
Police cars from the early days to the modern including a Ferrari 250 GTE. Via dell'Arcadia, 20.

Museo delle Cere
The wax museum with over 100 celebrities and wax dinosaurs. Piazza SS Apostoli, 67 (066796482).

Museo della Civilita Romana
Reproductions of Roman Civilisation along with a Planetarium. Piazza Agnelli, 10 (06 5926041).

Museo delle Anime dei Defunti
A collection of bibles and arguments to show there might be life after death. Chiesa del Sacro Cuore in Parti, 12 (06 68806517).

Museo dei Bambini di Roma
A museum for children laid out as a small city with things to play with and touch. Via Flamina, 80 (06 3613741). Use Metro station Flaminio.

Museo di Anatomia Comparata
Skeletons and anatomical specimens along with a display to illustrate evolution an animal adaption. University degli Studi 'La Sapienza' (06 499 18033).

Museo di Roma in Trastevere
Exhibition of Roman folklore. Piazza San Egidio 1b (06 5816563).

Museo Ebraica di Roma
Tells the story of the persecution of the Jews in Rome. Langotevere Cenci (06 6840 0661).

Museo Francescanao dei Padri Cappuccini
Remains of 4000 monks used for decorations such as lampshades made from skulls, ribs hanging from ceiling to make chandeliers and pelvic bones making hour glass shapes. Chiesa di S Maria deall Concezione, Via Vittori Veneta, 27 (064871185). Use Metro Barberini.

Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
Musical instruments including early Greek and Roman instruments. Piazza Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 9a (06 32810).

Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizoni Pollari
A museum for agriculture and rural life in Italy. Piazza Marconi, 10 (06 5926148). Use Metro Eur Fermi.

Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari
All about pasta in this museum! Pixxa Scanderberg, 117 (066991120). Use Metro station Barberini.

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo e Mausoleo di Adriano
A collection of weapons covering all periods in what was originally a fortress, prison and even a Palace for the Popes. Lungotevere Castello, 50 (06 6819111).

Museo Nazionale Preistorico
Prehistoric Italian, bronze age and Iron age artefacts. Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14 (06 549521). Use Metro Eur Fermi.

Museo Nazionale Romano
Built in a medieval crypt and show life in Rome in the Middle Ages with two medieval houses on display. Via delle Botteghe Oscure,31 (06 39967700).

Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Dioclesiano
The largest baths in Rome and opened in AD 306. Via Enrico De Nicola, 79 (06 39967700).

Museo Numismatico della Zecca italiana
A musuem for money and coins. Via XX Settembre, 97 (06 47613317). Use Metro Repubblica.

Palazzo Braschi
Rome's history during the period 17 - 19th Century in an 18th Century palace. Piazza S Pantaleo, 10 (06 67108346).

Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
One of the first planetariums in the world and now lets you take a virtual journey from the Earth to the moon. Museum of Roman Civilisation, Piazza G Agnelli, 10.

Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums occupy a part of the papal palaces and include the Borgia Apartments, Egyptian-Gregorian Museum , Ethnological Museum , Raphael Rooms , the Etruscan Museum Pinacoteca, Pio-Clementino Museum Raphael Salon and the Vatican Library. The Sistine Chapel is at the end of the museum route and where Michelangelo's Last Judgment is on the rising above the frescoes on the side painted by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Roselli, Pinturicchio, Signorelli and della Gatta. The altar wall has Michelangelo's Last Supper with Christ above centre flanked by Mary. Located at Vatican City , Viale Vaticano. (06 69884676).

Villa Giulia Museum
An extensive collection of Etruscan art and artifacts. Piazzale di Villa Guilia, 9 (06 322 6571).

Scuderie del Quirinale
Formerly an armoury now a museum with changing exhibitions from around the world. Via XX1V Maggio, 16 (06 696270).

 

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