Museo Ebraico di Roma

The Jewish Museum of Rome

The Jewish Museum of Rome is located in the Great Synagogue monumental complex. Walking across the different rooms you can see a reconstruction of the Jewish life in Rome since the earliest settlement. Jews have been living continuously in Rome for the last 2,200 years making them one of the oldest Jewish communities outside of Israel. The objects on display in the museum date back principally to the ghetto period (1555-1870) and most of them come from the ‘Five Synagogues’ building.
The rich collection includes liturgical furnishings, manuscripts, incunabula, historical documents, records and marble works.
Since 1960, the museum displayed its treasures in a single room, but the study and cataloguing of all the works required a larger display area, indeed since 2005 the Museum moved into a new location where it still is today: an area of 700 square meters that unfolds through seven rooms with different themes. Through the exhibition our visitors can learn how the Jews of Rome managed to integrate into the socioeconomic structure of the city, maintaining their own specific identity.