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The rich collection includes liturgical furnishings, manuscripts, incunabula, historical documents, records and marble works.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

In 1870, with the breach of Porta Pia, the Italian Army conquered Rome and the city, with all its territory, was absorbed into the Kingdom of Italy: the temporal power of the popes had ended. Later on, Rome was declared as the capital of the Kingdom… Read more…

The Spanish Synagogue

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Jewish Community of Rome wanted to replace the Ghetto’s five ancient synagogues (Cinque Scole) with a monumental one Read more…

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

Female artists between vision and jewish identity

Female artists between vision and jewish identity

FEMALE ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY BETWEEN VISION AND JEWISH IDENTITY   A reflection on identity Made through 130 works by 14 Italian Jewish female artists, Including some important and unpublished works from private collections Gallery of Modern Art, Rome from...

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Events

Čiurlionis quartet concert

Čiurlionis quartet concert

In order to conclude the events dedicated to Lithuanian Jews (Litvak), on Sunday 10th December at 6.00 pm, the Jewish Museum of Rome is hosting a concert from the Čiurlionis Quartet. The Lithuanian musical heritage and current musical culture are a true multi-faceted...

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Piedmontese silversmiths of the 1700s

Piedmontese silversmiths of the 1700s

On Wednesday 22nd May, at 6.30 pm, in our Room 3 - Year and life Cycle Celebrations – in Via Catalana (Great Synagogue) - a presentation of the volume Argentieri piemontesi del 700, Trovati e Ritrovati, by Gianfranco Fina, Skirà Edition, Milan, 2018, took place. The...

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Piero Sadun – Memories

Piero Sadun – Memories

Piero Sadun, a Jewish painter from Tuscany, was born in Siena in 1919. His father, Giacomo, was a trade representative in the food sector, who had been registered with the National Fascist Party since 1932, and as a volunteer in the First World War, was awarded the...

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The rooms

Room 3 – Feasts of the year, feasts of life

Room 3 – Feasts of the year, feasts of life

The room is dedicated to the events that mark the time of Judaism: prayer, the Shabat, the annual Jewish holidays and the cycle of life. In each showcase the recurrences of the calendar that characterize the life of the Jews are explained and represented through the...

Room 4 – The treasures of the Five Scole

Room 4 – The treasures of the Five Scole

Silver, precious fabrics and polychrome marbles: the room is a tribute to the objects that the Jews of the ghetto donated to their synagogues and the occasion to explain their use within the liturgical celebrations of the Jewish tradition.

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.