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The history of the museum

The Wax Museum in Rome was inaugurated in 1958 at the behest of Fernando Canini who wanted to give the city of Rome a museum similar to those he had visited in London and Paris. The collection is the first of its kind in Italy, due to the importance and number of figures represented in the Museum after Madame Tussaud in London and Grevin in Paris.


Innovative ideas for educational trips and school trips for Nursery, Primary, Middle and High Schools

The educational workshops and all the activities for the school trips are designed for both schools and families, based on a dynamic approach that allows you to address historical topics and make them simple and clear.

The location

The Wax Museum of Rome is aColonna Palace, one of the largest and oldest private palaces in Rome.
Its construction began in the 14th century at the behest of the Colonna family, who had resided there permanently for eight centuries.
The Colonna family dates back to the 12th century and comes from the town of Colonna, near Rome, from which it takes its name.

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Opening time

Come see us today we are at:

Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, 68/A 

00187 ROME (RM)

Mon - Fri: 9.00 - 21.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 21.00

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