We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Museo Napoleonico

#209 of 1,456 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Ponte
As featured in Dolce Vita in Rome
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Piazza di Ponte Umberto I 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 0608
10:00 - 17:30
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30

The vast number of exhibits here takes visitors on a journey through the...

The vast number of exhibits here takes visitors on a journey through the Napoleonic age and the opportunity to get to know various members of the Bonaparte family and their role in history, in a setting, the Palazzo Primoli, where the characteristic atmosphere of a historic aristocratic home remains intact.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
Another Piece of the Napoleon Puzzle

My wife and I have been to Rome about ten times over the past 20 years but had never before been to the Museo Napoleonico, even though we’d walked right by it probably 20 times... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Santa Rosa, California
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
234 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and I have been to Rome about ten times over the past 20 years but had never before been to the Museo Napoleonico, even though we’d walked right by it probably 20 times. It’s located just across Ponte Umberto on the south side of the Tiber. Since our last trip to Rome, we had been to Napoleon’s Tomb... More 

2 Thank Paolo-Chris
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Museo Napoleonico tells the story of the Bonaparte Family's effect on Rome, and Italy in general. From patronizing the arts, to overthrowing the pope, the Museum excellently lays history of this often forgotten part of Italian history. The rooms that house the collection are exceptionally stunning, as well as the wide array of objects that the museum contains, everything... More 

1 Thank mjsheridan130
Toulouse, France
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This museum was great! It was compact and free. A wonderful change after all of the long walking through giant museums in the rest of Rome. It also gave the kids a perspective on the Roman empire from the French aspect of it.

1 Thank angelakroboth
Newton, MA
Level Contributor
244 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Rome is short on free museums, so it's nice to have this one. It is small, but really interesting. We were lucky to be there on a Sunday when local art history students were on hand as docents to answer questions and give short tours. Art, furniture, fashions, and artifacts. We were lucky to see a terrific, temporary micro mosaics... More 

1 Thank Annabella G
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

An absolutely wonderful museum which covers both Napoleon I & III. Fabulous decorative arts, many items that belonged to the Napoleonic families. Artfully arranged and an absolute must for anyone with even a passing interest in Napoleon. Located just across the bridge from the Vatican.

1 Thank AstonV1213
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
251 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This free little museum is full of interesting portraits, furniture and artifacts from the extended Napoleon family. After Bonaparte's final defeat and exile, many family members asked for and received asylum in Rome, where they already had strong ties. I think the house was actually occupied by some family members. The rooms are beautifully furnished in the style of the... More 

2 Thank tallpinesCO
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
242 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I went to see the micro-mosaics, mosaics made of such tiny chips that they look like paintings. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed seeing the Napoleonic-era furnishings and clothing.

1 Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Armidale, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stumbled upon this wonderful museum on the way to another tourist site and was delighted to visit. The building itself is very beautiful, I believe was owned by a relative of the Bonaparte family. The artwork and objects are absolutely beautiful and in wonderful condition and well curated. The rooms are quite intimate so you can get up close and... More 

1 Thank traveller2576
Mellieha, Malta
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

To my surprise this exhibition of the personal artefacts collected by Count Giuseppe Primoli, the great-grandson of Joseph and of Lucien Bonaparte is free. Most of the artefacts, furnishings,sculputures, drawings and paintings are 19th century. On his death in 1927 he donated it to the city of Rome. The museum is on one floor where one can wonder through ten... More 

2 Thank wilsonnormanpeter
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Napoleonic Museum is located near the Castel Sant Angelo. The architecture of the museum reminds me of Baracco museum but not as interesting. Entrance to the museum is free and there is a very small gift shop. The museum is on 1 floor and has stunning paintings from the Napoleonic era. It's a small museum and I have no... More 

1 Thank Patrick V

Been to Museo Napoleonico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museo Napoleonico and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museo Napoleonico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?