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Address: Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 328060
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Puppets shows tuesday, friday and sunday 5.30 p.m. Full ticket € 6,reduced...

Puppets shows tuesday, friday and sunday 5.30 p.m. Full ticket € 6,reduced € 4.

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Palermo Walking Tour: among Puppets and Puppetry
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Absorbing museum and unique puppet show

The marionette museum is fairly easy to find behind piazza Marina, following the signs from Corso Vittorio Emanuelle down via Buttera and it is on the right. From Monday to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were overwhelmed & pleasantly surprised by this out of the way museum. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Palermo. Be sure & visit @ a a time you can see a show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

An international collection of puppets, with a substantial collection of indigenous Sicilian tradition.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

To find the museum was not easy. It is located in a very small street and no clear instructions how to go, but ask anyone there and they will help you. The museum itself has 2 floors. Very very impressive dools from over a century ago from all over the world. Very recommended!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The marionette museum is fairly easy to find behind piazza Marina, following the signs from Corso Vittorio Emanuelle down via Buttera and it is on the right. From Monday to Saturday they have puppet shows at 5.30 and it is a good idea to time your visit with one of these. We arrived about 4.30 and spent time looking at... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a lovely place to visit, but not cheap at 5 euros each, it would have been good value had we seen a puppet show. They are on at select times. We had to wait for the place to open as the woman who ran it was late back from lunch, so be careful with opening times.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is fascinating, with lots of puppets from Sicily and around the world - there is even a Punch and Judy together with their continental cousins. Some explanations dotted around but mostly in Italian, some video but only about half actually working, so it needs a bit of tlc to bring it up to its potential. However it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Most people are not aware of how important the Sicilian puppet heritage is. For centuries they were used to teach the complicated the history of Sicily to children using a cycle of 271 segments/stories. It was disappointing that things were in disrepair. As another reviewer indicated the TV's weren't working and many of the puppets needed dusting!

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Thank CarolnRobb
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

What a wonderful ionic museum. thousands of puppets big and small, young and old - all having evidently 'worked' at some point in their lives, and many still doing so. Every character from every childs story and fairy tale you can imagine. Classic. There is a stage where in the afternoon a performance is put on for school tours (and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

A must see attraction in Palermo. You have close access to these beautiful dolls to truly admire their character and craftsmanship. Go!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Hundred of puppets and marionettes are on display; most from Sicily, but others from around the world. Not all interpretive panels are translated into English and videos of performances were not all working the day we visited. With some additional funding and work on the interpretation, this could be a knock-out attraction.

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