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Prices of the Rome Capitoline Museums

Would you like to visit the Capitoline Museums during your stay in Rome? In this post I'll tell you how much tickets cost, if there are reduced tickets and even if you can visit for free. Don't miss it!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Prices of the Rome Capitoline Museums

Capitoline Museums | ©Edoardo Romiti

The Capitoline Museums are one of the essential things to see in Rome during a trip. They are located in Piazza del Campidoglio and were created by Pope Sixtus IV in the 15th century through the donation of a collection of bronzes. Gradually they began to host the works of art found in the excavations of the city and donated by the Popes. Some of the best works of the Capitoline Museums are the Capitoline She-wolf, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius or the bust of Medusa. To see these and many others you will need to get your tickets to the Capitoline Museums. Below, let's see how much they cost so you can organize your budget in detail.## How much do tickets to the Capitoline Museums cost?

From 30 ¤ you can get a skip the line ticket to the Capitoline Museums at Hellotickets with which you can visit the collections of the main municipal museum of Rome which is also the oldest museum in the world. It is one of the most famous museums in the city, where long queues are always formed. If you buy your tickets to the Capitoline Museums online in advance, you will not only save the waiting time at the ticket office (which can sometimes take forever), but you will also be assured of a visit. The opening hours of the Capitoline Museums are somewhat particular. Given the large influx of visitors to this tourist attraction, the museum distributes tickets to visitors in different time slots so you will be assigned a fixed time of access. If you wait to buy tickets at the box office until the last minute, nothing assures you get them for the time you want and you will also lose a lot of time waiting in line.### Why buy tickets for the Capitoline Museums?

This kind of skip the line tickets to the Capitoline Museums is perfect if you know well the history of Rome and you like to do the cultural visits on your own to be able to move from one room to another at your own pace or staying as long as you want in the buildings of the Capitoline Museums.### What does this ticket include?

  • Admission to the Capitoline Museums (entrance ticket with reservation) - Access without queues guaranteed - Access to the temporary exhibitions (if available) - Digital map of the city included - Possibility of cancellation at least 24 hours before the start date of the activity.

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And how much do guided tours of the Capitoline Museums cost?

Capitoline Museums Room| ©Mike Steele
Capitoline Museums Room| ©Mike Steele

From 40 € you can get a ticket at Hellotickets for a guided tour of the Capitoline Museums, where you will walk through the different rooms accompanied by a professional guide who will give you the necessary context about the history of Ancient Rome to help you understand the background of the works of art exhibited there. In addition, after the activity you will have time to walk around the museum at your leisure if you want to see in more detail some of the collections of the Capitoline Museums.### Why book a guided tour?

Another advantage of this ticket for a guided tour of the Capitoline Museums is that it guarantees you to skip the queues and as it is done in a small group you will have a closer contact with the guide to ask your questions if you have any during the activity. In addition, it is much more comfortable since you will not have a crowd of tourists around you.### What does this ticket include?

  • Access without queues guaranteed - Professional guide with license and blue badge - Guided tour of 3 hours for small groups.

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How much do tickets to the Capitoline Museums cost at the ticket office?

The general admission ticket costs 15 € at the ticket office while the reduced ticket for seniors (over 65 years) or young people (6 to 25 years) costs 13 €. You will find the ticket offices of the Capitoline Museums on the first floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori. As I said, the exhibitions of these museums attract many tourists so to ensure you get the ticket on the day you want and save time waiting at the ticket office, I recommend you buy them online and in advance. The only advantage of buying tickets at the box office is that you can play improvisation and leave this visit for the time of your trip that you most want. But again, nothing assures you get them for the time you want.

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How much does it cost to see the Capitoline Museums with a tourist card?

Roma Pass| ©Hellotickets
Roma Pass| ©Hellotickets

From 130 € you can get the 72-hour Omnia Card which also includes the Roma Pass card, two tourist cards in one with which you can make the most of your stay in Rome and see the Capitoline Museums, among many other tourist attractions.

Both tourist passes exist separately with their respective advantages that you can read in the posts about the Roma Pass and the Omnia Card but my advice is to combine both cards as you will get more out of your routes around the city, it gives you queue-free access to several points of interest, you can use it for 3 days on the Rome sightseeing bus and also take advantage of the free transport it provides.### How to use the Rome tourist cards?

When you buy it you will receive a code in your email that you will have to redeem for the card at one of the Omnia Card collection points distributed throughout Rome (at the ticket offices of the tourist attractions included in the Omnia Card and at the metro stations). Being two cards in one you can activate them separately. That is, first use the Omnia Card to see the Vatican City and then the Roma Pass to see Rome.

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Are there reduced admission tickets to visit the Capitoline Museums?

You can visit the

Capitoline| ©Richard Mortel
Capitoline| ©Richard Mortel

Museums by taking advantage of the reduced admission to the institution, for which you will need to obtain a special ticket by presenting the corresponding official documentation at the museum's ticket office. Some of the groups that can benefit from reduced admission are: - Non-resident citizens between the ages of 6 and 25- Holders of the annual ATAC bus pass and the annual Metrebus Card - Groups of visitors of at least 20 people - Every Wednesday, non-residents can enjoy a reduced rate of 50% in the last two hours of museum opening.## Can I enter the Capitoline Museums for free and do children pay admission?

Touring the Museum| ©Ana Rey
Touring the Museum| ©Ana Rey

Yes, it's possible! It is free on the first Sunday of every month for all visitors. The rest of the time some groups such as tourist guides from the European Union, teachers or students of Fine Arts, people with disabilities and their companion or journalists, among some others, can enter the Capitoline Museums for free to enjoy its spectacular art collections if at the ticket office they present the appropriate official documentation to obtain a special ticket with which to enter without paying.

On the other hand, children under 6 years of age can enter the Capitoline Museums for free but children over that age will have to buy a ticket although they can benefit from the reduced rates for young people up to 25 years of age.## How much does it cost to get to the Capitoline Museums?

Waiting for the Rome metro| ©Mauricio Artieda
Waiting for the Rome metro| ©Mauricio Artieda

If you want to take public transport to get to the Capitoline Museums, a single metro or bus ticket in Rome costs only about 1,50€. Super cheap! However, if you plan to stay several days in the Eternal City sightseeing, then I recommend buying a one-week transport pass worth about 24€ that you can use on both Rome' s metro and bus networks. Children under the age of 10 can use public transport for free if accompanied by an adult. However, the cheapest option of all to get to Piazza del Campidoglio, where these museums are located, is to take a pleasant stroll through the city center while observing the beautiful monuments and squares that have made Rome famous all over the world.