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  • Central State Archives
    Records of public Institutions, private archives of leading personalities, photographic and audiovisual archives.
    Piazzale degli Archivi 27 - phone 06 54 54 85 68
    E-mail: acs@archivi.beniculturali.it
    Internet: www.acs.archivi.beniculturali.it
    Hours: 9 - 19, Sat 9 - 13; Sundays, holidays and August closed. Admission free.

  • Emilio Greco Archives
    Study center for the general catalogue of the renowned artist, whose sculptures and prints are on display.
    Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro 15 - phone/fax 06 68 80 85 70
    E-mail: archivie.greco@flashnet.it
    Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30 - 14. Admission free.

  • Burcardo Library and Theatre Collection
    Theatrical costumes, texts, scene and stage sketches. Famous library with over 40,000 volumes.
    Via del Sudario 44 - phone 06 68 19 471 - fax 06 81 94 727
    E-mail: biblioteca.burcardo@siae.it
    Internet: www.theatrelibrary.org
    Hours: 9 - 13.30, Sat and holidays closed. Admission free.

  • Goethe's House
    Original drawings, watercolors, diaries, and letters.
    Via del Corso 18 - phone 06 32 65 04 12 - fax 06 32 65 04 49
    E-mail: info@casadigoethe.it
    Internet: www.casadigoethe.it
    Hours: 10 - 18, Tue closed. Admission Euro 3,00

  • Pirandello's House
    Books, furnishings, and personal articles of the great Sicilian writer.
    Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani, Via Bosio 13/b - 15 - phone 06 44 29 18 53.
    Hour: Tue - Fri / 9 - 13. Advance booking recommended. Admission free.

  • Giorgio De Chirico House-Museum
    In the house where De Chirico lived from 1948 on, paintings, terracotta articles, plaster casts and artist's tools are on display.
    Piazza di Spagna 31 - phone 06 67 96 546 - fax 06 67 98 784
    E-mail: giorgiodechirico@tiscalinet.it
    Hours: by appointment Tue-Sat 10 - 13, Sun and Mon closed. Open the 1st Sunday of every month.
    Admission Euro 5,00

  • Crypt of the Capuchin Friars
    The cemetery consists of five chapels, whose walls are completely decorated with skeletal remains of 4.000 thousand capuchin friars who died between 1528 and 1870.
    Chiesa di S. Maria della Concezione - Via Vittorio Veneto 27 - phone 06 48 71 185 - fax 06 42 00 09 54 Hours: 9-12 / 15-18 Admission: offering.

  • Explora, the Children's Museum of Rome
    Explora is the first museum of Rome especially aimed at children who are allowed to touch and play with everything on display.
    Via Flaminia 82 - phone 06 36 13 741 - fax 06 36 08 68 03
    E-mail: info@mdbr.it Internet: www.mdbr.it
    Hours: : The visit takes 1.45 hours. Tue - Fri 9.30 - 17, Sat, Sun and holidays 10 - 17
    Information and reservations 06 36 13 776. Admission adults Euro 5,00, children Euro 6,00

  • Keats-Shelley Memorial House
    Autograph documents and memoirs concerning the English Romantic Poets Keats, Shelley and Byron.
    Piazza di Spagna 26 - phone 06 67 84 235 - fax 06 67 84 167
    E-mail: info@keats-shelley-house.org Internet: www.keats-shelley-house.org
    Hours: Mon-Fri 9 - 13/15 - 18, Sat 11 - 14/15 - 18, Sun closed. Admission Euro 3,00

  • Permanent Exhibit of Period Carriages
    140 period carriages from the Apolloni collection together with stagecoaches, mail-coaches, and harnesses.
    Via Andrea Millevoi 693 - phone/fax 06 51 95 81 12
    E-mail: lecarrozzedepoca@katamail.com
    Hours: Tue-Fri 10 - 12.45/15.30 - 19.30, Sat and Sun and holidays 9.30 - 13.30 e 15.30 - 19.30,
    Mon closed. Admission Euro 5,17

  • Boncompagni Ludovisi Museum of Decorative Arts
    The lovely house features an exhibition of high fashion from the 1950's to 90's and collections of art objects by important 20th century artists.
    Via Boncompagni 18 - phone 06 42 82 40 74
    Hours: Tue-Sun 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission free.

  • Canova-Tadolini Museum
    A studio of great masters, including Canova, with archives of great historic-artistic importance.
    Via del Babuino 150/a - phone 06 32 11 07 02
    Hours: 10 - 13 / 15 - 19.30, Mon Sun and holidays closed. Advance booking recommended.
    Admission Euro 4,13

  • Wax Museum
    Around 250 wax statues of famous persons, many of whom are presented in faithfully reconstructed settings.
    Piazza S.S. Apostoli 67 - phone/fax 06 67 96 482
    Internet: www.museodellecere.it
    Hours: 9 - 20. Admission Euro 5,00

  • Criminology Museum
    The collection illustrate the history of crime and criminology with section devoted to torture, capital punishment, criminal anthropology and the history of modern prisons.
    Via del Gonfalone 29 - phone 06 68 30 02 34 - fax 06 68 92 870
    E-mail: museo.criminologico@giustizia.it
    Hours: Tue-Sat 9 - 13, Tue and Thu also 14.30 - 18.30, Mon and holidays closed.
    Admission Euro 2,00

  • Umberto Mastroianni Donation Museum
    Contains sculptures by the recently deceased artist.
    Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro 15 - phone. 06 68 78 737
    E-mail: redazione@ilcigno.org
    Hours: Mon-Fri 10 - 13, Sat and Sun closed.
    Admission free.

  • Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum
    The house, designed in 1925 by the sculptor himself, holds sculptures, paintings and drawings.
    Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20 - phone 06 32 19 089
    Internet: www.gnam.arti.beniculturali.it
    Hours: 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission free

  • International Museum of Film and Entertainment
    Curios of international filmmaking: cameras, projectors, posters etc. An important collection of Italian silent films.
    Via Portuense 101 - phone 06 37 00 266
    E-mail: museocine@supereva.it
    Internet: www.mics.pagehere.com
    Hours: guided tours only, Tuesday, Thursday 16 - 17.30 (French),
    and Saturday 17 (Italian). Other languages only by appointment.

  • Dario Argento's Horror Museum
    Reproduction of scenes and special effects from horror and fantasy films.
    Via dei Gracchi 260 - phone 06 32 11 395
    Internet: www.profondorossoshop.com
    Hours: 10.30 - 13/16 - 19.30, Sun closed. Admission Euro 3,00

  • Museum of the Monastery of St. Paul's
    Collection of Christian epigraphs and tombstones. Worthy of note are 42 medallions of the Popes, transferred to the museum after the Basilica fire of 1823.
    Via Ostiense 184 - phone 06 54 10 341
    Hours: 9 - 13/15 - 18, Sun closed. Admission free.

  • Museum of Musical Instruments of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    The collection includes 255 musical instruments. Noteworthy the Stradivari violin of 1690.
    Via della Conciliazione, 4 - phone 06328171
    E-mail: archivi_biblioteca@santacecilia.it
    Hours: 11-18; Wed closed. Admission free.

  • Teatro Argentina Museum
    Memoirs of the historic theatre (1732), scenery, documents, photographs.
    Largo di Torre Argentina - phone 06 68 40 00 61
    Hours: 10 - 14, Mon closed. Advance booking recommended for groups. Admission Euro 2,58

  • Torquato Tasso Museum
    Housed in the convent where the poet died, it contains ancient editions of his works and other memoirs.
    Piazza Sant'Onofrio 2 - phone 06 68 28 121
    Only groups by appointment. Admission free.

  • Mario Praz Museum
    At Palazzo Primoli, in what was once the house of the famous scholar, a collection of over 1,200 objects: furniture, paintings, sculptures, and more.
    Via Zanardelli 2 - phone 06 68 61 089
    Internet: www.gnam.arti.beniculturali.it
    Hours: Tue-Sun 9 - 13 and 14.30 - 18.30, Mon 14.30 - 18.30. Entrance every hour.
    Groups must book in advance. Admission free

  • National Pasta Museum
    Utensils and objects documenting the history of pasta, from the Etruscan to the present day.
    Piazza Scanderbeg 117 - phone 06 69 91 119 - fax 06 69 91 109
    E-mail: pastainmuseum@pastainmuseum.it Internet: www.pastainmuseum.com
    Hours: 9,30 - 17.30. Admission Euro 7,75

  • Museum of the International Typological Manger Scene
    An exhibition of manger scene and figurines of historic value: more than three thousand pieces show the interpretation and setting of the Nativity scene in Italy and all over the World.
    Via Tor de'Conti 31/a - phone 06 67 96 146
    Hours: September through June, Wed and Sat 17 - 20,
    from December 24 through January 6, weekdays 16 - 20, Sunday and holidays 10 - 13/16 - 20.
    Admission free.

  • Museum of the Fire Brigade
    The museum shows the history of Rome's fire-fighting service, starting from the age of Emperor Augustus till nowadays. Pictures, video, experiments with special optical and sound effects.
    Via Galvani, 2 - phone 06 57 46 808
    Hours: 9.30 - 12.30/ 16.30 - 19.30, Mon morning closed. Admission free.

  • Museum of the Souls in Purgatory
    Traces of fire left by the souls in Purgatory on cloths, wood tablets and breviaries.
    Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesł in Prati - Lungotevere Prati, 12 - phone 06 68806517
    Hours: 7 - 11 / 16.30 - 19, Sun closed.

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