Discover the new Virtual Tour of the Jewish Museum of Rome

The Jewish Museum of Rome is located in the Great Synagogue monumental complex. Walking across the different rooms you can see a reconstruction of Jewish life in Rome since  the earliest settlement in the second century before the Common Era.

The Jewish community has been living continuously in Rome for 2,200 years, making it one of the oldest communities outside of Israel. The exhibits on display in the museum date back principally to the ghetto period (1555-1870) and all come from the original ‘Five Synagogues’ building.
The rich collection includes liturgical furnishings, manuscripts, incunabula, historical documents, records and marble works.
Since 1960, the museum displayed its treasures in a single room, but the study and cataloguing of all the works required a larger display area. The new exhibit was inaugurated in 2005.
The museum covers an area of  700 square meters and unfolds through seven rooms with different themes. It offers a reconstruction of the Jewish people life  in Rome and shows us how they managed to integrate into the socio-economic structure of the city, while they maintained their own identity.

The Great Synagogue

Nel 1870, con la breccia di Porta Pia, l’Esercito Italiano conquista Roma e la città con tutto il suo territorio viene incorporata nel Regno d’Italia; termina il potere temporale dei papi. Continua a leggere…

The Spanish Synagogue

Alla fine dell’Ottocento la Comunità Ebraica di Roma, volendo sostituire le Cinque antiche sinagoghe del ghetto (Cinque Scole) con un Tempio monumentale, intese riservare un oratorio al rito spagnolo…. Continua a leggere…

The jewish quarter

n 1555 Pope Paul IV established the ghetto, a run-down district where Jews were forced to live apart from the rest of the population…

Exhibitions

MENORAH: CULT, HISTORY AND MYTH

MENORAH: CULT, HISTORY AND MYTH

THE MENORAH: CULT, HISTORY AND MYTH Braccio di Carlo Magno (Vatican Museums)Jewish Museum of Rome (Great Synagogue) May 15th - July 23rd, 2017 The exhibition involves, for the first time, the cooperation between the Vatican City State and the Jewish Community of Rome,...

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First of all Italians; Roman Jews and the Great War

First of all Italians; Roman Jews and the Great War

First of all Italians; Roman Jews and the Great War (Jewish Museum of Rome, 18th December 2014 – 18th March 2015  Since the Italian Risorgimento, the Jews, hitherto considered extraneous to national values and excluded from society and military service, began to...

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Survivor – Primo Levi in Larry Rivers’ portraits

Survivor – Primo Levi in Larry Rivers’ portraits

The Jewish Museum of Rome presents in world preview the exhibition SurvivorPrimo Levi in Larry Rivers’ portraits The three canvases, commissioned by the Lawyer Giovanni Agnelli in memory of Primo Levi, will be on display from 9th May to 15th October     From...

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Events

Short animation Hanukkah – The festival of lights

Short animation Hanukkah – The festival of lights

FROM RAI RAGAZZI AND GRAPHILM ENTERTAINMENT THE ANIMATION SHORT HANUKKAH - THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Directed by Maurizio Forestieri with the voices of Luisa Ranieri and Francesco Pannofino Hanukkah - The festival of lights: animated short film directed by Maurizio...

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The rooms

The Gallery of Ancient Marbles

The Gallery of Ancient Marbles

The  Ancient Marbles Gallery is a suggestive space where the marbles, of the utmost importance for the history of the Jewish Community of Rome and dating back to the XVI-XIX centuries, are collected. Some of them remember the legacies of wealthy families, others...

Room 1 – The Fabric Wardrobe

Room 1 – The Fabric Wardrobe

Renaissance velvets decorated with gold threads, embroideries and lace of the Baroque age, French eighteenth-century lampas: a world of grace and richness that has come down to us from the age of the ghetto. The museum has about 900 fabrics, some of which are...

Room 2 – From Judaei to Giudei: Rome and its Jews

Room 2 – From Judaei to Giudei: Rome and its Jews

Tombstones casts from Rome catacombs and from Ostia Antica synagogue, Middle Age manuscripts, plants of the city characterize this room in which the uninterrupted presence of the Jews in Rome, for over two thousand years, is visually reconstructed.

Reservation

For schools or groups of people who want to access the Museum and Synagogues through a private tour, reservation is required. For individual visitors booking is not compulsory, but required only if you wish to visit the Museum and the Synagogue with a private tour. The Jewish Museum organizes two daily tours of the Jewish Quarter: the tour in English takes place at 1.30pm and the tour in Italian at 3.00pm. Visits can be booked on our website site, up to 30 minutes before the tour starts at Museum ticket hall.

Museum time table:
Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last admission 5:15 pm)
on Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (last admission at 3:15 pm).
Book your tour to the Jewish museum now.

Book your tour to the Jewish Quarter now.

It will also be possible to book virtual tours of the Museum and the two Synagogues.

For group bookings (maximum 15 people) write to mer@museoebraico.roma.it