Museo Delle Maioliche Stanze Al Genio

Museo Delle Maioliche Stanze Al Genio

Museo Delle Maioliche Stanze Al Genio
5
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
The museum is open all year round on the days and times indicated. The visits are guided only and it is advisable to book. The visits are carried out only in Italian / English. The main collection consists of glazed tiles from Sicily and Campania used for pavements and wall tiling, manufactured between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries for the pleasure and enjoyment of privileged society, which included the aristocracy, the wealthy middle class and the religious communities. With almost 5000 pieces on display, it is one of the largest private collections open to the public in all of Europe and it is arranged by period and geographical origin. Every year, the collection grows with the addition of new pieces. Inside the “museum home”, there are also smaller collections of antique toys, tin boxes, vintage items and writing implements.
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Rachel S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This museum is a hidden gem. It is quite literally a bit hidden from the street but as the guide explains it is a private residence that is opened only a few hours a day for visitors. It is an hour well spent learning about the detail and structure of the tiles and see a beautiful space. Highly recommend if you have an hour to spare in Palermo.
Written 6 June 2024
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GrandKathryn2023
Cincinnati, OH13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a first rate, first class private museum. It was also a wonderful break from the hustling, bustling crowds and noise of the old town.
In addition to being beautiful to see exquisite tiles from centuries ago, we learn quite a bit about the history of tile making. After a brief guided tour you are free to roam from room to room.
As an extra bonus, it’s not just an enormous tile collection but also a collection of toys, merchandise packaging, art and more.
So glad we took the time to find this - it was well worth it on many levels. The price is a bargain - $10pp.
Written 30 May 2024
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Nancy A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely museum! The museum is generously shared by a collector who has been collecting for many years!
Certainly include a visit when you are in Palermo!
Written 26 April 2024
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KaceyCrumpet
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely small museum filled with a unique collection of beautiful tiles. Look out for No 11 on the street and a small sign on the buzzer by a rustic wooden door, as it is not easy to find. Price includes a guided tour and approx 1 hour needed to visit.
Written 5 March 2024
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Trav341
Toowoomba, Australia110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We were fortunate enough to stay in the B & B upstairs. The Museum is on the floor below, a treasured collection of beautiful tiles, lovingly curated by the owner occupier. It was a privilege to be shown round by someone with a personal connection to the residence. Opening hours may vary, but it's well worth finding out and going along.
Written 31 October 2023
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Lukas Z
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great museum with a nice guided tour.

However one star, for the outrageous treatment we received after staying on the terrace. We stayed at the B&B and we asked if we could stay and work from there until 2.30pm and we were told that is not a problem. Than during our work (conference call) we were yelled at by the cleaning staff. The owner called us during our video conference to say they will call the police if we don’t leave.
We are traveling a lot but something like this has never happened to us and we were scared and sad to see such behavior. I am usually not vindictive, but in this case I wish the owner and the cleaners personally that they will experience a similar treatment in their life.
Written 19 October 2023
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We are sorry to report that you have been reported for having occupied the structure illegally when your stay was over. you had to leave the bnb at 10 and you didn't do so for several hours, delaying the arrival of the new guests. the things you write are not true and only the intervention of the police was useful in making you go away. you will pay a fine for this scammer behavior.
Written 30 December 2023
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kgpeterson
Naples, Italy9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a small gem of a museum that doubles as a private residence in a 17th palazzo. Every room is filled with difference examples from different time period, exemplifying different production level. All is explained by an erudite guide.
Highly recommended for those who would enjoy an experience a bit off the beaten track.
Written 30 September 2023
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Janet B
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fascinating series of rooms with beautifully presented displays of tiles. Our guide was personable and highly knowledgeable and helped us to understand the development of tile making in Italy and, in particularly, Sicily and how they were used throughout the last thousand years.
A real hidden gem.
Written 22 August 2023
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Kaylee H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It really inspired me. It was a very beautiful and unique collection and it felt very private. Also very good tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Written 15 July 2023
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jane from Scarborough
Scarborough, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Unique place, very unusual but amazing collection.
Difficult to find at first as no sign but the door bell does name have a name on it.
Written 10 July 2023
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