Built as a residence of Pope Paul II Barbo (1464-1471), The National Museum of Palazzo Venezia was founded in 1921, and its primary focus continues to be the so-called "Applied Arts". The first part of its collection originated from Castel Sant'Angelo, the National Gallery of Antique Art and the nearby Museum of Collegio Romano, founded in the 1600s by the encyclopaedic Jesuit Athanasius Kircher. The artistic material of the original collection consisted mainly of works of art of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, testimonies to the particularities of decorative arts such as small artefacts in bronze, enamel, marble and ceramics of Italian manufacture. Chosen by Mussolini as the seat of the Prime Minister's Office, the museum was consequently closed until the end of the Second World War. Numerous acquisitions defined, throughout time, the actual layout of the Venice Palace (Palazzo Venezia) as a major museum of Applied Arts, with its activity extending also to the great itinerary exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Tuesday - Sunday 8.30 AM – 7.30 PM
Full €4,00. Reduced €2,00: European Union citizens 18 to 25 years old, permanent teachers of public schools.
EU citizens under 18 years of age and over 65 years of age, students and teachers of Architecture, Archeaology and History of Art, Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Educational Sciences, Fine Arts Academies, employees of Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, ICOM Members, Tourist Guides and Interpreters, Journalists with Journalist Association Membership Card, school groups with chaperons, by booking only, disabled persons with assistant.
The Venice Palace National Museum is part of the Roma Pass and of Roma &Più Pass circuit.
Via del Plebiscito, 118
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