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"MERCATI DI TRAIANO-The Museum." Top 5 Page for this destination Trajan's Market - Mercati di Traiano Tip by breughel

  Mercati Di Traiano - Museum Hall
by breughel

The museum of the Trajan Markets, in fact the "Museo dei Fori Imperiali", has opened in 2007 and belongs to the city of Rome like the Capitoline museums. The museum is housed in the building, the Great Hall, just behind the entrance at via IV Novembre, 94 of the Mercati Traiano archaeological complex of which it is a part.
The museum is a centre dedicated to ancient architecture. The aim is to make visitors of Rome understand the structural, architectural and decorative aspects of ancient buildings, and to reconstruct a real environment in order to describe the activities that took place in the forums.
According to the management: "We did not want to “exhibit” the individual fragments of a splendid decorative past (even if they are beautiful in their own right) instead we wanted to physically reconstruct the decorative motifs of which they were part of, addressing when required even very demanding works in terms of material used".

What is intended here is to offer to the visitor a real vision of the proportions and constructional complexity of the monuments of the Roman Forums through reconstructed architectural fragments and multimedia displays.

From my visit I would say that this museum is more oriented towards visitors with already a good knowledge of antique architecture.
Photos are allowed without flash. Not for special exhibitions.

Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 - 19 h. Tickets office closes 1 h before.
Closed: Monday, 25/12, 1/01 and 1/05.
Price inclusive museum (2014): ordinary 9,50 €, reduced 7,50 €.

Address: via IV Novembre, 94
Phone: +39 06 0608

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2014
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