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Il Museo internazionale delle marionette

Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 328060
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Puppets shows tuesday, friday and sunday 5.30 p.m. Full ticket € 6,reduced € 4.
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Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 328060
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rather comprehensive international collection of puppets Too bad our children were not as impressed as their parents Maybe if we were luckier to arrive at time for a show then they could better relate to this

Thank Cool_guy_Mike
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you are the slightest bit intrigued by puppets or the ancient Sicilian puppetry tradition, DO NOT MISS Palermo's International Marionette Museum. There are several exhibits of puppets from other countries, along with some short videos, all very interesting. But the majority of the museum...More

Thank marysam
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited this museum on a rainy afternoon in Palermo - and so glad that we did. There are puppets from around the world which were delightful and fascinating to see. This museum made a nice break from looking at churches and is the only...More

Thank SandS1978
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A surprising number of ancient puppets plus contemporary and international ones (see photos) make this an enjoyable alternative to churches and archeology. Most international ones have enough explanation, but the other installations could do with a bit more for a self-guided walk around. The museum...More

1  Thank uxj
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This small museum is packed with puppets from Sicily and around the world. It even has water puppets from Vietnam. Some need dusting! There are also puppets shows at least once a week. It would be great to have interactive activities as well with puppet...More

Thank Isabelle M
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Getting a bit away from the usual religious tourism of Palermo, this museum stands out and an interesting place to visit for people of every age. Showing the tradition of puppets of the city, as well as some other works from other parts of the...More

2  Thank Rui P
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were overwhelmed & pleasantly surprised by this out of the way museum. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Palermo. Be sure & visit @ a a time you can see a show.

Thank allaw841
Reviewed 23 September 2016

An international collection of puppets, with a substantial collection of indigenous Sicilian tradition.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

To find the museum was not easy. It is located in a very small street and no clear instructions how to go, but ask anyone there and they will help you. The museum itself has 2 floors. Very very impressive dools from over a century...More

Thank Dovile_VH
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The marionette museum is fairly easy to find behind piazza Marina, following the signs from Corso Vittorio Emanuelle down via Buttera and it is on the right. From Monday to Saturday they have puppet shows at 5.30 and it is a good idea to time...More

1  Thank Chris A
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Is there an English language show? When I went once before, I could not understand what the marionettes said and was bored quickly.
2 March 2017|
Response from uxj | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, because there were no shows at all during the first week of January, when I visited the museum Sorry