Palermo’s museums

Regional gallery of Sicily, international art museums


Regional gallery of Sicily
Address: Via Alloro, 4 – Palermo
Phone: +39 091 6230011 – +39 091 6230038
Hours entry: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 to 6:00pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00 to 1:00pm
Single ticket Full price: € 8 – Reduced Single ticket: € 4
Ticket residents in Palermo 1 €
The gallery is housed in the Palazzo Abatellis century (building Catalan Gothic and Renaissance), architect Carnalivari. The building, heavily damaged in World War II, was the subject of a massive restoration and museum exhibition by the architect Carlo Scarpa. He collects art from the eleventh to the eighteenth century. To signal the wooden carvings of Arabic art, ceramics Hispanic-Moorish thirteenth-sixteenth century, the fragments of wood and marble, the bust of Eleanor of Aragon by Francesco Laurana and paintings by Antonello da Messina, Palma the Younger, and John Veneziano Nicola.
Civic museum Renato Guttuso
Address: Via Rammacca 9 (SS113) – Palermo
Phone: +39 091 943902 – Fax: +39 091 933315
Open all weekdays and holidays (except Monday), from 9:30 to 2:00pm and 3:00pm to 7:30pm – Closed on December 25 and January 1.
The Museum is located in the eighteenth century Villa Cattolica. In 1973 it was purchased in part by the town of Bagheria, only in 1984, the villa was purchased in full and used entirely museo.Per the project, was of fundamental importance the contribution of the painter Renato Guttuso, a native of the place. Finally, in the central part of the collection of the museum it is the collection of over one hundred works by Renato Guttuso, on permanent display. In a journey of thirteen rooms, the paintings offer an overview of the career and the life of the painter and are surrounded by works of other artists who have been in contact with Guttuso, which Tomaselli, Quattrociocchi, Mafai, Scarpetta, Sanfilippo and Accardi and Perez. In the garden of the villa since 1990 are the remains of the famous painter, in a chest by the sculptor and friend Giacomo Manzu.
International Puppet Museum
Via Antonio Pasqualino 5 (cross Via Butera) – Palermo
Phone: +39 091 328060 – Fax: +39 091 328276
Hours entry: Monday – Saturday 9:00 to 1:00pm; 2:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday 10:00 to 1:00pm
Made in 1975 with the help of the Association for the Preservation of Traditions, preserves the collection of over three thousand pieces, from Italy and abroad, including puppets, marionettes and stage instruments. They are on display collections of Greek and Turkish shadows, made of wood and parchment and precious puppets from Vietnam. Among the projects of the museum include the production and organization of shows and activities related to the promotion and research of this quaint theater.
Museum of art and archeology Ignatius Mormino
Address: Liberty Avenue 52 – Palermo
Phone: +39 091 7792724
Hours entry: Monday – Friday 09:00 / 1:00pm to 3:00pm / 5:00pm. Saturday 09:00 / 1:00pm
Single ticket Full price: € 4 – Single ticket reduced 2 €
Managed by the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia, boasts a collection of nearly 5,000 archaeological finds, as well as valuable collections of ceramics, graphics, numismatics, paintings and a specialized library of more than seventy thousand volumes. Much of the material comes from the archaeological excavations of Selinunte and includes funerary jars, pottery, dating from the last quarter of the seventh century until the end of the fourth century BC.