Rome‘s Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi is housed in a building that has the facade on Piazza Navona, although the entrance is at Piazza San Pantaleo. The present exhibition is dedicated to antique toys.
Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
The address of the Palazzo Braschi is Piazza Navona, 2 – Rome. The main entrance is in Piazza San Pantaleo, 10 – 00186 Roma (tel. +39 060608 for information and reservations). It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. On 24 and 31 December the opening hours are from 10.00 to 14.00 hours. Closed on Monday; closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. The entrance fee is 9,50 Euro. (Discount: 7,50 Euro). A combi-ticket with the Museo Barracco is 11 Euro. Free for children under 6. For special exhibitions, prices may be slightly higher. The Roma Pass is valid. On the first Sunday of the month, the museum is free for residents. There is a surcharge for bigger exhibitions.
Antique Toy Exhibition (July 2020 – January 2021)
On July 25th the museum inaugurated a new exhibition dedicated to antique toys. Most of the collection stems from the period between 1860 and 1930. The exhibition occupies 22 rooms and will continue until January 10th, 2021. Highlight is a doll house once owned by Queen Christina of Sweden.
Highlights permanent exhibition
The Museo di Roma has a huge collection of more than one hundred thousand paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, sculptures, furniture and chasms, ceramics and even entire carriages. Of course, these cannot all be exhibited at the same time, so even the permanent exhibition is subject to rotation.
A special feature is the collection of 19th century photographs showing typical Roman street scenes from that period.
The walls of some of the rooms are decorated with tempera paintings from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.
Another highlight is the monumental staircase, in the design of which the famous architect Valadier was involved.