Museum of Light
Museum of Light
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Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsArt Museums
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Enlightening experience to discover. Light in its most surprising forms! Step into the historical palace and experience a captivating fusion of scientific exploration and wonder, discover the fascinating light installations, mind-bending illusions, and a wonderful atmosphere that sparks curiosity and excitement. Museum exhibition is a 1000 m2 space where light installations meet scientific inventions and art: the art of lights and optics are displayed together with inventions that changed the world. The exceptional educational experience is enriched by interactive entertainment — drawing with a light, creating your own light installation and unforgettable moments in the UV room.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mat-i J
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very entertaining exhibition!
    Great exhibition!! Concept similar to the Museum of Illusions I've already saw in Florence, but with extra added light features - very entertaining. Pretty large museum area with plenty exhibits. Specially liked the dark room with light strings and mirror reflecting movement. Stuff was friendly and cooperative. Definitely a recommendation. ;)
    Hello! Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to write this nice review :) We are very happy that you had a nice time in our museum and it makes us glad to hear that you would recommend us to others! Special thanks from our wonderful team for kind and motivating words :) We hope to see you again!
    Written September 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Sven M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum
    Great museum, not just intresting because of light ilusions and shows, but also because it has great educational caracter...it is big and richfull museum and you can easy spend one and half hour inside and have a great time. Much better to come with friends because lots of things you can enjoy in two or more and have a lots of fun. Would recomend for sure!!
    Thank you very much for the beautiful review, we are very happy that you enjoyed the educational aspect of the museum and that you had fun at the same time. It is always nice to share these beautiful moments with friends, in any case our guides are always ready to enjoy the exhibitions together with the visitors. I hope to see you soon :)
    Written September 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • behramcelen
    Wroclaw, Poland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place to visit
    It is a fantastic place to visit, there are many fascinating exhibitions to see. Anime projection was my favorite for sure. Also guides was very polite and informative :) We had a great time there. For sure don't forget your cameras, there are beautiful things that you want to keep as memory.
    Hello, we are extremely pleased that your experience at the Museum of Light was unique and unforgettable, and will remain a fantastic memory for you. We are especially glad that, in addition to the museum and the installations, you enjoyed the work of our staff who work hard every day to give the best to our visitors. We hope to see you soon. :)
    Written September 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Tomas M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Enlightening Experience at the Museo della luce
    The museum was truly wonderful, the guides were helpful, polite, and spoke English fluently. We spent 1.5 hours in the museum, and there are many interesting exhibitions, bright rooms, and optical illusions. We were also deeply impressed by the animation that occurs every 10 minutes. In the animation, famous paintings come to life, which was very captivating and intriguing. I recommend it to everyone, both with young children and larger groups.
    Hi Tomas, thank you for the nice review, we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We are very pleased to know that you had a good time and learned new facts. We are in particular happy to know that you enjoyed the visit by our guides! Hope to see you soon :)
    Written September 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Deivydas G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum
    The museum was amazing, from art to working staff! The art you can make with light is amazing, seeing it in real life not on the internet definitely leaves an impression. The variety of art and different rooms of light they have there is really nice. One of the best thing that you can not only watch but also participate like taking funny/interesting photos, play/write with light. Also loved the staff, everyone is kind and helpful, always comes and ask if you need any help/information. One of the places to visit while in Rome, not even because its amazing, but also because museum is in very good location.
    Hello ! Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our interactive museum and also our historical location so much! We are very pleased that you had an interesting time and that you found our staff helpful and friendly. These words are very important to us and motivate us to continue to work with dedication towards each of our visitors. We really hope to see you again in the future 🌸
    Written September 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Natalia K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected fun!
    Visited this place with my partner, we found it while passing by as we never hear about the museum of light before we got curious and decided to check it. It was a good decision as the museum was very interesting and we had a lot of fun! Very nice bonus for a a very friendly guides who gave us a lot of interesting facts about the exhibits and they have a nice shop with a lot of iteresting souvenirs. I would definately recommend this place to everyone!
    Thank you very much for the review, we are extremely pleased that you had a unique experience inside the museum and that you were able to learn many new things while having fun. We are also glad that you appreciated the hard work of our guides. It is nice reviews like yours that motivate us to always give our best .Hope to see you soon :)
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Chambre d'hôte Fleur de Sel
    France2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and full of surprises
    Very interesting exhibition, very enthusiastically accompanied by the younger members of the Museum. We could have wished a few references to past experiments in the op-art field, such as Bridget Riley, Vasarely or Holbein in “the Ambassadors”, but our hosts were very helpful in explaining the way the exhibits worked and we had a wonderful time exploring the different ways light works and how we can be tricked into seeing something that isn’t there. A small but important criticism we had was that the continuous soundtrack which had little or no relation to the exhibits was an unwelcome distraction, with the exception of the accompaniment to the geometrical black line light show. However, we thoroughly recommend it. Peter & Brigitte
    Dear Peter and Brigitte, We are glad to hear that you really appreciate each light's exhibits all around the museum, Thank you for trusting our guide's suggestions :) We hope that our Museum inspired you and leaved you a great memory Thank you for your feedback regarding the music , it let us enhance our museum in the best way ! We highly appreciate it 🌸
    Written October 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • MrsHManchester
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil calm in the bustle of Rome
    Brilliant. I went with a 6 and 10 yr old, went to kill time on our leaving day before the airport and it was a highlight of the trip. Staff really helpful and friendly and seemed genuinely interested in light. They also don't overbook so it's such a welcome break from the crowds, it felt like we had the place to ourselves and a couple of other families. There is one exhibition which is projected lights on rubber bands which you can walk into. My family didn't come out for 30 minutes. I think they'd still be in there now if I didn't have to drag then to the airport. Well done. It was perfect for us.
    Hello ! Thank you for dedicating your time to write such a special review ! We are glad to know that you had the chance to live such a special and private experience trough all our lights exhibits ! We work very hard in order to manage the stream of visitors so that the museum's environment is pleasant and enjoyable ! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our Planescape installation so much, and We are grateful for kind words towards our guides, it brightens our day and motivates us to work with even more passion. See you in the future ! 🌸
    Written October 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Petar M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this place while in Rome!
    Very impressed! Such a wonderful gem in the center of Rome. Modern science museum with focus on lights and illusions. Great fun for the kids but a lot of facination for the adults also. We will definitely come back!
    Thank you so much, it is a real honor to read such nice compliments, we are happy to know that you had a pleasant and enjoyable time at our museum. Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. We hope your next visit will happen soon, we look forward to seeing you :)
    Written November 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Plamen D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing installations and powerful mind tricks. Highly recommended!
    We visited this magical place with family and friends one quiet evening while searching for something different to do in Rome. And it more than delivered for one special experience. The installations are immersive and captivating, the stories behind them fascinating and the staff working there helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for the great evening and ve sure that we will come back and see you again. Big recommendation!
    Hello ! We are really excited to know that fate has guided you to the Museum of Light, To live a magical experience, out of the ordinary , inside our exhibits of Light! The unexpected choices are the ones that surprise us more and more! : ) We are thrilled to know that the whole experience has been captivating as well as stimulating for the imagination, thanks to our magical and wise guide's explanation. Thank you for visiting the Museum of Light, we look forward to see you again and give you the chance to discover more about the fantastic world of Light 💡
    Written December 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 30, 2023
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Natalia K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visited this place with my partner, we found it while passing by as we never hear about the museum of light before we got curious and decided to check it. It was a good decision as the museum was very interesting and we had a lot of fun! Very nice bonus for a a very friendly guides who gave us a lot of interesting facts about the exhibits and they have a nice shop with a lot of iteresting souvenirs.
I would definately recommend this place to everyone!
Written October 9, 2023
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Thank you very much for the review, we are extremely pleased that you had a unique experience inside the museum and that you were able to learn many new things while having fun. We are also glad that you appreciated the hard work of our guides. It is nice reviews like yours that motivate us to always give our best .Hope to see you soon :)
Written October 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deivydas G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The museum was amazing, from art to working staff!
The art you can make with light is amazing, seeing it in real life not on the internet definitely leaves an impression. The variety of art and different rooms of light they have there is really nice. One of the best thing that you can not only watch but also participate like taking funny/interesting photos, play/write with light.
Also loved the staff, everyone is kind and helpful, always comes and ask if you need any help/information.
One of the places to visit while in Rome, not even because its amazing, but also because museum is in very good location.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello ! Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our interactive museum and also our historical location so much! We are very pleased that you had an interesting time and that you found our staff helpful and friendly. These words are very important to us and motivate us to continue to work with dedication towards each of our visitors. We really hope to see you again in the future 🌸
Written September 29, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mat-i J
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Great exhibition!!
Concept similar to the Museum of Illusions I've already saw in Florence, but with extra added light features - very entertaining.
Pretty large museum area with plenty exhibits. Specially liked the dark room with light strings and mirror reflecting movement. Stuff was friendly and cooperative.
Definitely a recommendation. ;)
Written September 13, 2023
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Hello! Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to write this nice review :) We are very happy that you had a nice time in our museum and it makes us glad to hear that you would recommend us to others! Special thanks from our wonderful team for kind and motivating words :) We hope to see you again!
Written September 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chambre d'hôte Fleur de Sel
France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very interesting exhibition, very enthusiastically accompanied by the younger members of the Museum.

We could have wished a few references to past experiments in the op-art field, such as Bridget Riley, Vasarely or Holbein in “the Ambassadors”, but our hosts were very helpful in explaining the way the exhibits worked and we had a wonderful time exploring the different ways light works and how we can be tricked into seeing something that isn’t there.

A small but important criticism we had was that the continuous soundtrack which had little or no relation to the exhibits was an unwelcome distraction, with the exception of the accompaniment to the geometrical black line light show.

However, we thoroughly recommend it.

Peter & Brigitte
Written October 16, 2023
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Dear Peter and Brigitte, We are glad to hear that you really appreciate each light's exhibits all around the museum, Thank you for trusting our guide's suggestions :) We hope that our Museum inspired you and leaved you a great memory Thank you for your feedback regarding the music , it let us enhance our museum in the best way ! We highly appreciate it 🌸
Written October 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Petar M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Very impressed!
Such a wonderful gem in the center of Rome. Modern science museum with focus on lights and illusions. Great fun for the kids but a lot of facination for the adults also. We will definitely come back!
Written November 29, 2023
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Thank you so much, it is a real honor to read such nice compliments, we are happy to know that you had a pleasant and enjoyable time at our museum. Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. We hope your next visit will happen soon, we look forward to seeing you :)
Written November 30, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

behramcelen
Wroclaw, Poland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is a fantastic place to visit, there are many fascinating exhibitions to see. Anime projection was my favorite for sure. Also guides was very polite and informative :) We had a great time there. For sure don't forget your cameras, there are beautiful things that you want to keep as memory.
Written September 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello, we are extremely pleased that your experience at the Museum of Light was unique and unforgettable, and will remain a fantastic memory for you. We are especially glad that, in addition to the museum and the installations, you enjoyed the work of our staff who work hard every day to give the best to our visitors. We hope to see you soon. :)
Written September 27, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Plamen D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We visited this magical place with family and friends one quiet evening while searching for something different to do in Rome. And it more than delivered for one special experience. The installations are immersive and captivating, the stories behind them fascinating and the staff working there helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for the great evening and ve sure that we will come back and see you again.
Big recommendation!
Written November 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello ! We are really excited to know that fate has guided you to the Museum of Light, To live a magical experience, out of the ordinary , inside our exhibits of Light! The unexpected choices are the ones that surprise us more and more! : ) We are thrilled to know that the whole experience has been captivating as well as stimulating for the imagination, thanks to our magical and wise guide's explanation. Thank you for visiting the Museum of Light, we look forward to see you again and give you the chance to discover more about the fantastic world of Light 💡
Written December 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brenda M
Reno, NV12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
This place was so much fun! The displays were interesting and interactive. We are 2 adults and had a great time - I think that kids would really like it as well as you get to touch things and not just look - don’t miss the cute little show at the end at the top of the stairs by where you first go in and pay.
Written July 14, 2024
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Dear visitor, thank you for telling us about your fantastic experience at the Museum of Light. We are truly happy that you had a pleasant, educational and entertaining visit. Best regards from all the staff of the Museum. 💡
Written July 15, 2024
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Francesca C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Amazing experience with entertaining activities! The staff was very helpful and kind, explaining all the attractions in details.
Written July 13, 2024
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Dear Visitor, We're glad to know that you really had an amazing experience in Museum of Light! Visitor's experience is at first place so knowing that you really appreciated the guide's help and kindness makes us very excited 💡 Thank you for visiting Museum of light 💡 We hope to see you in the future !
Written July 14, 2024
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Rufat A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Amazing 1.5 hours spent as a family in Rome. Kids were so excited they were running from one exhibit to another. Museum hosts were very friendly and helpful (thank you Sheila! 👋🏻). Wprth every cent.
Written July 3, 2024
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Kind visitor thank you for taking the time to tell us about your amazing visit to the museum, we are truly happy that the time flew by at the museum and that both adults and children enjoyed learning new trivia about light. Greetings from all the museum staff.
Written July 5, 2024
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