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Typology: Archaeological Museums, Folk Museum, State Museum

Address

Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14
Zone: Quartiere Europa EUR (Roma sud)
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Opening times

Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The ticket office closes half an hour before
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays closed
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there is an official to welcome visitors to the Museum of Civilizations from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 4pm to 7pm, appointment at the Museum ticket office.
The first Sunday of the month free entry is suspended until further use of the MiBACT.

Information

Full: € 10,00
Reduced € 2,00 EU citizens 18-25 years
See more: https://www.museocivilta.beniculturali.it/visita.html

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

Roma Pass: free of charge presenting a valid Roma Pass as one of the two free amissions included in the pass. A concessionary ticket is granted if used for the third museum onwards.

Today's events

Aperti per lavori (Exhibitions) from 2017-12-21
Rugby. Le origini (Exhibitions) from 2020-09-15 to 2020-10-25

Description

The ethnographic collections of the “Luigi Pigorini” National Prehistoric Ethnographic Museum include over sixty thousand objects produced by non-European native cultures. Some pieces, such as arms, masks, ivory objects coming from Congo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Mexico, the Antilles, and Canada were already part of the seventeenth century Kircherian Museum. The collections that Italian travelers and explorers brought back from the African Continent between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, such as fetishes, arms, ornaments, and nineteenth century costumes of Abyssinia were successively added to this first core. Instead the testimonies of the Amazonian, pre-Colombian, Eskimo, and Indian cultures come from America. Valuable objects and wooden sculptures come also from Oceania (New Guinea, NewCaledonia, and the Salomon Islands). The large ceremonial canoe coming from the Island of Kitawa (Trobriand Islands) is perfectly preserved. The sector dedicated to Prehistory and Protohistory embraces a span of time that goes from the Neolithic (six thousand years BC) to the Iron Age (from the ninth to the seventh century BC). The testimonies of the Iron Age are Etruscan, Umbrian, Picene, and Nuragic findings. The golden “fibula prenestina” is of particular interest, because it holds one of the most ancient inscriptions in the Latin language. An ad hoc didactic route also documents the extraordinary evolutionary course of our species and the current issues associated with the excavation, retrieval, and analysis of findings.

Services

» Accessible to disabled people
» Educational Laboratory
» Guided Visits
» Hygienic Facilities for Disabled
» Library
» Multimedia booths
» Video Projection

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Last checked: 2020-05-20 14:25