Famous Museums in Perugia

The museums in Perugia give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Perugia with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Perugia. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Perugia.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Perugia.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Perugia:

  1. Galleria Nazionale Dell' Umbria

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    You will find some of the finest Italian collection of paintings which represent the Umbrian School of painting that were created between the 13th and 19th century. Each of the 23 galleries is worth visiting. The building where this gallery is housed is a historic building in itself. One can make use of many information boards in both English and Italian which contains descriptions about each p...Read more
  2. Museo - Laboratorio Di Tessiture A Mano Giuditta

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Specialty Museum

    Being founded in 1921 by Giuditta Brozzetti, this museum and laboratory is one of the last workshops related to hand-weaving in Italy. This place is famous for the wonderful cloths that are weaved here and the artisans demonstrate their weaving on different looms. It is a family tradition of creating textiles which has been passed through 4 female generations.
  3. National Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    This museum was set up in San Domenico’s convent in 1948. A lot of archaeological digs gave way to the collection which began in the late 18th century. You can visit the various sections of this museum which reflect on different periods and also display objects and collectables found in those eras. You will find the famous ‘Cippus of Perugia’ here too. Visitors interested in k...Read more
  4. Exchange Guild

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    This 13th century place is the former home of the money changers in this region. The museum was built between 1452 and 1457 and some of the best preserved Renaissance frescoes and artistic masterpieces in Italy which have been painted by Perugino can be found here. Even though the entire place consists of 2 rooms only all the frescoes are worth viewing.
  5. House Museum Of Oddi Marini Clarelli

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Marchioness Barabara Marini Clarelli was a local historian, restorer and painter who wanted to establish a foundation to combine her husband’s name with her own. Her husband was Francesco Santi who was an art historian. As per her vision, this museum bears some historical furnishings which are grand and beautiful.
  6. Museo-laboratorio Di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site

    This place was built in 15th century and the studio was founded near 1860 by Francesco Moretti who was a painter and great glassworker. It is famous for the restoration of stained glass windows. This visit takes you back in history and allows you to take part in glass work activities. This workshop cum studio has great artistic and architectural value and visitors can opt for guided visits thro...Read more
  7. Casa Museo Di Palazzo Sorbello

    Tags: Museum

    This place is a 17th century mansion which was restored to give way to a chandelier-lit and frescoed 18th century museum. One can opt for guided tours and view all the amazing collections of porcelain, manuscripts, embroidery and art which are housed here. Each piece is unique and quite valuable as they all are ancient in nature. Guests can also visit the library and take photographs from the b...Read more
  8. Museo Del Capitolo

    Tags: Religious Site, Museum, Archaeological Site , Cathedral

    Housed in a medieval structure right next to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Perugia and is a cultural hotspot of the city. Set up in 1923 with contribution from famous art historian Umberto Gnoli and was renovated in 2000. The museum has excellent art materials, findings and a special archaeological trail with the remains of the buildings Etruscan - Roman acropolis of the city, winding for abo...Read more
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    Laurent Grumiaux

    A cool little place for experimentation with kids, pretty small but very friendly staff

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    Brit Staton

    Amazing place. We learned so much about this tradition and this family of artists. Poala showed us around and was very happy to take the time to explain everything and answer ou...

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    Mario Domenico Giacomoni

    Surely a great gallery. It's full of sacred pictures if you like them, but all this sacred pictures reveal the history of Italy if you let and interpret them. The staff inside i...

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    Dorota Adamczyk

    An interesting place to visit while in the town. All beging with 10 minutes film (English subtitles) which sheds light on the history of the city and the construction itself. Th...

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    Claudia Ciabatti

    Da non perdere! You cannot miss this place, the old change money office with Perugino's frescos. Pay attention to the timetable!

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