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Castello dei Burattini

Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 031631
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Very interesting puppet museum

This museum is next to the camera di San Paolo. Go. It's free, has great puppets from 1850s to now... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Castro Valley, California
History of puppets

On the list of places to viist and whilst not large its free and an interesting history of this... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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“ferrari” (3 reviews)
Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 031631
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is next to the camera di San Paolo. Go. It's free, has great puppets from 1850s to now and...has a little screen showing puppet shows including some from the old Edward Sullivan show. You won't see that everywhere!

Thank Nonno2000
Reviewed 29 January 2017

On the list of places to viist and whilst not large its free and an interesting history of this family's involvement in this type of entertainment

Thank Andybaz1961
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very interesting museum, showing puppets from different periods of time and various area. Free entrance, conveniently located in the city center.

Thank Doru C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We noticed this museum only because it was next to the Camera di San Paolo. It is a collection of the Ferrari family puppets, crafted over 4 generations since before 1880, and supplemented by puppets and marionettes from other parts of Italy. Each puppet has...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

A puppet museum your thinking! What? This is such a unique exhibit of a family passion, that still continues today. These are not usual puppets! Each one is completely hand made, heads carved wood and painted, dressed, and strung with it's own story to be...More

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This puppet museum was worth the struggle to find it (inside the gates of the camera di San Paola). Thorough exhibit of the history of puppetry. Quite fascinating. A really creative mind. Was unfamiliar with it.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We saw this museum from the sidewalk and decided to take a look, what a fine! It is a treasure of marionette puppets, hand puppets, puppets of all style, the detail was extraordinary. It was a Sunday, no one else was visiting at the time,...More

Thank MHM316
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Even if you have no interest in puppets and marionettes, it's no reason to avoid this place. What you will see are works of art. Your trip through this small puppet museum won't take more than about 20 minutes or so, but is a worthwhile...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I absolutely love puppets and this was a perfect museum for me. I loved wandering around and seeing the different styles of puppets and the detail and expression in them all. I was sad I was unable to see one of the in-house shows but...More

Thank Kimberley B
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