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Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio

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Address: Lungotevere Prati 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6880 6517

Located in a small room next to a church, this eerie museum displays...

Located in a small room next to a church, this eerie museum displays objects and photos of objects said to show traces of apparitions who reside in Purgatory.

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Good, but only if religion and the supernatural interests you.

This is a modest wall mounted collection of artefacts (approx. 10) from the late 18th - early 20th century that claim to evidence the afterlife in general and purgatory in... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a modest wall mounted collection of artefacts (approx. 10) from the late 18th - early 20th century that claim to evidence the afterlife in general and purgatory in particular. They could be explained by natural or human phenomena, or they could be evidence of the existence of purgatory. You decide! English language guidance sheets available. These are very... More 

Thank StewartEm
Dunfermline, Scotland
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Saw this in the DK Rome Top 10 guidebook, in the "off the beaten track section". Thought we'd give it a try. Wish we hadn't bothered. It's just a wall with a small number of artefacts of questionable origin - x-files it isn't. Disappointing.

Thank bikeeandy
Paris, France
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95 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

It is not the usual place crowded with tourists. It consists of a small room. The museum is a good destination for people who want to visit the less known part of Rome.

Thank Dzbg111
Montclair, New Jersey
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stopped by on the way from Vatican back to the Old City and it was a quick visit. The museum is just one room with some relics showing contacts of the souls from purgatory with our world. The priest was lovely but he does not speak English well enough to understand what he was explaining. The museum is free.... More 

Thank Dukielka
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Small collection of relics that a priest has collected to revitalize devotion and prayers for the souls in purgatory. We were told about this museum by our priest in Texas, so we wanted to visit this.

Thank lvalle419
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio was more of a church than an actual museum. We came a cross this church while waking around Rome shortly after our arrival and it was beautiful inside. After walking around, we finally found the museum part with the help of a gentleman inside the church; the "museum" part was difficult to find. The... More 

Thank Julio B
Lafayette, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This small museum is worth a stop by as you travel from Castle San Angelo to Trevi fountain area. It has an interesting display of purgatory items. No need to allow more than 20 minutes.

Thank Martha M
Amman, Jordan
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Avoid it not really worth it See the extirior only. No need to pay to enter. The pics are all copies. We paid 5 to enter the meusim. And no english tour

2 Thank Taz A
Management response:
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Sono dispiaciuto che la Mostra di questi cimeli non vi sia piaciuta. Bisogna capire che si tratta di cimeli di... More 

Rouen, France
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

You have to go into the church and inside the "sanctitudo" to see the small room with all the pictures and the explanation sheet in every language. They even turned the light on so I could take better pictures ! Small museum, but interesting to see :)

4 Thank Stella P
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Innanzi tutto , grazie a lei per la recensione, mi fa immensamente piacere che la mostra di Questi cimeli le... More 

Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

I think "museum" is too big word for this exhibition. There are actually about 15 specimens hanging on a wall. For me looking at the burnt marks on paper and cloth wasn't exciting, moving or thought provoking. Maybe the museum was a true attraction in the 19th century, but not now.

Thank Piotr K

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