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Jewish Museum of Rome

1849 – 1871



(Jewish Museum of Rome)

By Francesco Leone and Giorgia Calò

november 10th 2021 – may 27th 2022

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The rich collection includes liturgical furnishings, manuscripts, incunabula, historical documents, records and marble works.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




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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.

In compliance with current government regulations (Prime Ministerial Decree of December 23, 2021), as of December 30, 2021, it is mandatory for visitors to show their Super Green Pass accompanied by a valid ID and to wear FFP2 masks in order to access the Museum. The provisions do not apply to children under 12 years of age and to those with specific medical certification.

WARNING: if the following instructions are not followed, access to the Museum will not be possible and the ticket purchased will not be refunded. For more information on the Green Pass:

The anti-Covid safety regulations remain in force.
Dispensers of sanitizing gel are positioned along the museum route, while the rooms have a limited capacity in compliance with the physical distance required for the safety of visitors.