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Typology: Historical Museum, Town Museum


Address: Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, 1
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: 0039 060608 tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 19.00
Fax: -
Email: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it per eventi aziendali privati
Telephone booking: Per singoli, gruppi e scuole 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00. Con la prenotazione è possibile evitare la fila presentandosi direttamente alla cassa.

Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 1/2 hour before closing time)
1 January 2019 special openig from h 14.00 to h 20.00
Closed Monday, 25 December, 1 May

Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures http://en.museonapoleonico.it/servizi/avvisi


Regulare fare: free entrance

Teachers and Pros:
Musei in Comune has joined the project "Educare alle mostre educare alla città" dedicated to teachers with meetings and visits conducted by directors and curators of museums, experts and academics.
Guided tours of the exhibitions, courses, teaching appointments, meetings and other activities on archeology, urban transformations, music, science, contemporary art: all of this is offered for free from October to May, with afternoon appointments, a wide choice in which teachers will  choose appropriately activities for their classes.
Advance booking is required at +39 060608 (daily, from 9:00 to 19:00) at the cost of a local call.
Participation is limited.

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Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

Roma Pass: free of charge

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The Napoleonic Museum exhibits relics, family souvenirs, and works of art. It includes miniatures, jewels, furniture, and court dresses. The graphical works (drawings, water-colors, and prints), manuscripts, and ancient books coming from the private libraries of the Bonapart family are of particular interest. The collection was started by count Giuseppe Primoli (descendant in female line from the Bonaparts) through important family donations and purchases from the antiquary market. In 1925 the collection of his brother Luigi was also merged in it. The entire collection was donated in 1927 by the count together with the first floor of Palazzo Primoli to the Municipality of Rome that in 1929 opened the museum to the public. Successively the collection was increased with purchases and donations by private collectors. The sixteenth century building that houses the museum had belonged to the Gottifredi and Filonardi families. It was purchased in 1828 by Luigi Primoli, count Giuseppe’s grandfather and inherited by the count who had it enlarged and restructured between 1904 and 1911 by the architect Raffaele Ojetti. Currently the building houses also the Primoli Foundation, created by Giuseppe Primoli himself to promote the cultural relations between Italy and France, and the Primoli Library, consisting of over thirty thousand books on literature, history, and art. Since 1995 it also houses the Mario Praz Museum.
Corporate Events: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it 
To visit the museum visitors must climb some steps. A stairlift for people with mobility impairments is on Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 1, a few meters from the ticket office. On Saturday and Sunday, the use of the stairlift can be requested by calling +39 066874240


Educational activities

Visits for groups
hours: on request
languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
persons: max 25
duration: 1 hour
price: € 90,00
booking: required

 App in Italian, French and English: € 2,29

School visits
Guided tours are free of charge only for the schools of Rome and Province of Rome, and subject to availability.

Guided tours cost € 70.00 per school group.

School groups must show a school headed paper containing the list of pupils/students and accompanying teachers/professors (one teacher/professor comes free for every 10 pupils/students)

Maximun number of participants per group (including tour leaders): 25 people

Info and booking (schools and groups):
Tel. +39 060608, h. 9.00 -19.00, daily.



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