Through advanced teaching aids, models, reconstructions and graphics equipment, the museum tries to explain the evolution of our species.

Founded in 1876 by ​​paleontologist Luigi Pigorini, since 1994, the museum presents itself with a new layout: two sections, one dedicated to the Prehistory and Early History and one to Indigenous non-European Cultures.
The evolution of our species is supplemented by a multimedia and digital frame that takes the visitor along a route of setting model that faithfully reproduces various situations of excavation.


Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14


Reduced: 5.00

Ticket: 10.00


Fax: +39 06 54952310

Telephone: +39 06 549521

Web site:


Accessible to disabled people

Educational Laboratory

Guided Visits

Hygienic Facilities for Disabled


Multimedia booths

Video Projection


Tueday - Sunday: 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Last admission 1/2 hour before closing time
Monday Closed, 25 December and 1st January closed