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International Puppet Museum Antonio Pasqualino

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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
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Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

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

Thank Robert C
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The interior of the museum was ok, many nice pieces, all explained beside them, but it is unbelivable hot in there...

Thank Ana T
Reviewed June 30, 2018

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

Thank sallychicago
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

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!

Thank tosiapuccini
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ian C
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

It's located at the sea shore, and has a name of "international " , but this museum is so small , two floors of exhibition, just lots puppies put together . It's no fun here and not worth going.

Thank Grantyyy
Reviewed April 24, 2018

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

Thank Anne M
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Serge V
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

A must see show for kids 5+. Anything under might get a little scared but nothing serious. They run 1-2 shows daily.

Thank Sammy K
Reviewed June 1, 2017

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

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BayAreaCa
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I don't know, because there were no shows at all during the first week of January, when I visited the museum Sorry
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