Rome nativity scene Museum

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Rome – Museum – Museum of Rome – Museum of Nativity Scenes


Rome nativity scene Museum – The nativity scene created by St. Francis – This museum is among the smallest and least known museums in the city, the unique collection originated from the desire of the Italian Association of the Friends of the Creche founded in Rome in 1953 to defend, also through annual courses on creche building techniques, the tradition of the creche and  to study all the religious, historical, folklore and technical implications connected with the sacred theme.

Rome nativity scene Museum  – More than three thousand pieces from many Italian regions and different parts of the world (from Africa to Latin America, from Japan to the Canary Islands) narrate the interpretation and always new setting given to the Nativity scene, that can be admired there, recreated in the context of evocative views of the old Rome like inside a television set or in miniature version inside nutshells or shells.

There are also stamps, coins and medals inspired by the theme, while a rich collection of statuettes made from various materials such as wood, terracotta, straw, glass, tin, papier­mache, coal and marzipan complete the panorama on this fascinating popular art which combines the holy event with landscapes and scenes of daily life all over the world with flair and creativity.

Information and Addresses

Address Via Tor de’ Conti, 31/A

Visiting Hours From Septto June. Wednesday and Saturday from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. From Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 every day from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm; Sunday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Telephone 06 6796146; Fax 06 69789602

Price Free admission

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