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The Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum

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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 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 328060
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opera buffa is an Italian invention: it was something as the melodrama of the Old West, but played with puppets. There were several standard stories and characters (like the Damsell in Distress, with the Good Guy and the Bad Guy, etc), plus a great number...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Small museum, but impressive selection of puppets. We found it interesting and charming. Written information could be more comprehensive. Entry €5 (€3 students). No AC however, we visited in August and it was unpleasantly hot, which shortened our stay. We did not attend a live...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Pros: The puppets are beautiful, there are puppets from around the world, in the summers they have a live puppet show which lasts about 30 minutes at 5pm most days, a fun part of Palermo and Sicilian history. Cons: The museum is quite small, the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MaRth2
Reviewed May 18, 2019

The moment I step inside, I felt like a child again. Curvy stairs lead upstairs, where you will find several rooms with various marionettes, little stages with marionettes and a lovely puppet theater. Some marionettes look very old and they set you back to a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lelujam
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

We arrived here after opening time to find it closed up. We wandered off, came back half an hour later, still closed. I emailed to query and got a response saying I needed to press the buzzer if it looked closed. So, rule 1 -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

Great to see the variety of different types of puppets, including shadow puppets from India, Indonesia and other places. Do NOT miss the 3-D experience, which a staff member will help you set up. I had gone to a local puppet show the night before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nycpeg
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice collection of puppets from around the world, all of which are from a long and old tradition. Puppets can certainly be creepy by nature so this collection could certainly set off any phobias! There are plenty of Sicilian puppets, and while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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...

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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March 1, 2017|
Response from uxj | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, because there were no shows at all during the first week of January, when I visited the museum Sorry