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The Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum was founded in 1975 by the Association for the Conservation of Folk Traditions. It conserves about 4,000 items, including marionettes, marottes, hand puppets, shadow puppets, theatrical machines and...more
A short distance from the city center it is a nice size museum of puppets and marionettes from all over the world but the prize is a Monday performance at 11Am of some scenes from Sicily's version of Chanson de Roland. It is delightful for...More
if you love puppets you will love this museum, it has a really beautiful collection of puppets from around the world. seeing such a quantity together is a strange and surreal thing. there is a very nice collection of sicilian puppets but some excellent ones...More
Puppets from all around the world have been collected here to give the visitors the broadest perspective on the art of puppetry. Even water puppets which we saw live in Vietnam were there, what a treat!
You cannot miss this place if you’re into puppets!
There a strong tradition of puppetry and puppet-opera in Southern Italy and Sicily, so it is not surprising to find a museum of marionettes and scenery in Palermo.
Although the obvious focus is Sicily, there are examples from all around the world, along with videos...More
We loved this interesting museum of puppets/marionettes. There are puppets from all over the world. One thing I would recommend is if you can go with a guide like we did, I believe you visit would be greatly enhanced. The puppets are very interesting but...More
For us this was planned as the last item on our Palermo trip as we had high expectations. Unfortunately they did not deliver on this. Still give it 3 stars on diversity of the puppets, but if you see it realistically the Sicilian puppets were...More
A rather comprehensive international collection of puppets
Too bad our children were not as impressed as their parents
Maybe if we were luckier to arrive at time for a show then they could better relate to this