The Roman Empire museum and Roman Forum tour
Attractions & guided tours

The Roman Empire museum and Roman Forum tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter the Roman Empire Museum, the first museum in the world and discover the Eternal city's long and complex history on your own
  • Let your guide tell you the story of the Roman Forum
What to expect

Welcome to the world’s first museum! The Roman Empire Museum has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts that tell the fascinating story of Rome.
In 1734 Pope Clementine XII decided to put together a significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures that would remain permanently accessible to the people of Rome. With this magnanimous act, he created the world's first museum, located on the top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome, overlooking the Ancient Roman Forum.
Enter the museum and discover Rome's long and complex history: you'll admire paintings by Caravaggio and other masters, you'll discover the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and you'll see a treasure chest of items that tell the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi. Your professional guide will tell you how the construction on Capitoline Hill began, and how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to design the square. You'll then continue the visit on your own.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 25 minute ancient Rome multimedia video
    • Guided tour of the Roman Forum
    • Entrance to the Roman Empire Museum
    • Access to temporary exhibitions (if available)
    What's not included
    • Entrance to the Colosseum
    Reduced price
    • Child (6-17): reduced
    • Infant (0-5): free
    Where

    Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italy.

    Meeting point:

    At the Touristation office, next to Piazza Venezia. Facing the Vittorio Emanuele building, keep walking on the right-hand side, cross the bus stop and the gardens. In front of the office, you'll find a small fountain

    When
    • From April to October: every day at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm
    • From November to March: every day at 11:30
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    Provider
    Ticketstation srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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