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Il Museo internazionale delle marionette

Address: Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 091 32 80 60
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Ranked #54 of 140 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Museums
Owner description: Puppets shows tuesday, friday and sunday 5.30 p.m. Full ticket € 6,reduced € 4.
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Owner description: Puppets shows tuesday, friday and sunday 5.30 p.m. Full ticket € 6,reduced € 4.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Well, there's 5 euros and 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back. If you are not a huge fan of puppeteering, don't bother. If you are a puppet master and you know some history and really have a keen interest, okay, it's worth it. But there is no information about the puppets here except where they came from... More 

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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent and unusual small museum of puppets and stage sets. As with most museums in Palermo its a little overpriced but it's a good cause. Over three floors there are arrangements of international puppets and on the first floor a series of sets from stagings around the world. Could use a little more information about the puppets but it's quirky... More 

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Cornwall
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Puppets interesting but why no hands on experience ? Just videos that mostly don't work. Worst of all despite being the only visitors the lady on reception spent entire time scowling, eating, hiding outside. Strongly feel that she should be replaced with a smiling puppet which would cost less & do a better job !

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The museum is well known to Palermo and easy to find. It contains a rare collection of sicilian pupi but also african, japanese, asian, Punch & Judy etc. Interesting settings within the scenary. The museum has a small theatre where performances are given.

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Michigan
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love puppets, and you are a bit of a kid at heart - still possess that sense of wonder and whimsy, then the Museo delle Marionette will delight and astound you with its extensive collection and variety of puppets collected from around the world. There are the finely wrought stringed variety memorable to all who loved and embraced... More 

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Toronto
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70 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were here in the fall a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. It is not every day that the traveler can be enthusiatic about something that has for decades, been mostly for kids. But we are avid photographers and there was enough variety (both historically and also geographically) to keep us interested. There are other such puppet... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I thought the display of so many puppets from around the world well worth the walk from our hotel, but I love puppets. I enjoyed looking at them in close, quiet, cool, thought and appreciation. We were planning to see a puppet show in Syracuse and so were particularly happy to see the large Rolando type puppets up close. I... More 

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Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

After visiting a marvelous puppet show in the Teatro Argento we set out for this museum. There are lots of puppets on display from all over the world. The Japanese video stopped soon after it started thanks to electricity interruption and lacked subtitles (I happend not to speak Japanese). The other video I managed to start was a very simple... More 

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Lyon, France
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We were excited to go to one of the more (potentially) child-friendly attractions in Palermo. So after seeking out this museum, we were somewhat disappointed to find what in fact is a great collection of puppets and shadow figures, but in a poor state of display, with very little information about them and all of the videos out of order.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This museum is really overpriced for what it offers. On paying we were given a leaflet and directed up to the second floor of the small building. There were a few lacklustre displays of puppets not all of which had labels. Apart from that there really waasn't anything to see. Perhaps if you were a real puppet enthusiast you would... More 

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