Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale
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Monday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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After a visit to Pisa's famous Leaning Tower, drop in at one of the major national museums in the city.
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gillanded
Cardiff, Wales. U.K.56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
These museum exhibits are housed in a royal palace situated alongside the River Arno in the centre of Pisa. Opening hours are restricted to mostly mornings. The entrance ticket is 5 euros and can be combined with the nearby San Matteo Museum for a total of 8 euros.

The exhibits are mainly based on the families of Tuscany rulers. They vary from portraits, clothing, armour and weaponry.

On our arrival, a gentleman very kindly gave us a free of charge tour with a fascinating talk on the history of the relevant families. We found talk to be extremely interesting and it certianly helped us gain an insight into the trials and tribulations of the medieval royal families.

In the entrance foyer of the museum is a very heavily built and well preserved royal coach which was fascinating to examine. See picture.

Overall, we were very pleased that we had made time to visit the museum and we feel that we received excellent value for our money.
Written October 5, 2014
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seaviewlover
Fife, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
When we arrived, we were shown the lockers where we left our small backpacks, but we weren't required to put in handbag or small camera bag, provided we gave assurances we wouldn't take photos.
One member of staff (a curator?), who spoke excellent English, accompained us to the first room & gave us far more information than was displayed. Despite saying he'd leave us to look at the remaining rooms by ourselves, he kept reappearing with more entertaining information. Far from thinking he was keeping an eye on us, we appreciated the interactions, which made the exhibits so much more interesting.
I'd definitely recommend a visit to this museum, which, being a national one, is free to over 65's able to produce photographic evidence of identity (passport or european driving licence)
Written November 8, 2013
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peterpiperpickedapec
London, UK486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I get the feeling this little museum is not at the top of the tourist trail which is a pity. We arrived and were provided with an informative and entertaining guide by a very enthusiastic and knowledgable curator. It provides a really interesting history of Pisa and main families including the Medici. Without the guide you would probably miss quite a lot. The staff seem genuinely happy to tell the story so my advise is jet them and enjoy the experience.
Written October 28, 2017
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seb
Manchester, UK64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Disappointed by this museum and the art collection here. No dates / name of painter / person in the painting. No guide and no detail about what the rooms were used for. Don’t bother..
Written June 14, 2019
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MeandSally
Scottish Highlands, UK198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Opening time to the Palazzo was 9-14.00 and I think there was at least one weekday where it was closed? We visited on Wednesday and paid the 5 euros which were well worth it. Situated on the north side of the river Arno, easily reached from the leaning tower by foot. Some really beautiful exhibits!
Written October 7, 2016
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LivingForTheTrip
Edinburgh, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is an old-style museum with lots to look at - preferable to over-curation. The collection spans various royal courts from the 16th to the early 20th century, (miniatures, portraits, sculpture, furniture,'glass and porcelain) with several collections of 20th century art and sculptureo on loan. The ceilings were beautifully painted and a carriage sits in the entry area. I got a feeling for Pisa and Italian history from this museum, and recommend you get this in a combined ticket with the more well-known National Museum of San Matteo.
Written May 3, 2015
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PJGJAG
Orpington, Kent, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We were the only visitors at the time. Maybe it's because it closes at 2pm.
Once the doors were unlocked for us, we were free to wander as we liked. There's paintings, tapestry, furniture, statues, ceramics. Not much in the way of explanations in English, but a leaflet you pick up as you go in explains some of it.
An interesting way of passing an hour or so.
Written June 3, 2014
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thornsolo
Brooklyn, NY116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I wouldn't put this museum at the top of my list of things to do in Pisa, but if you're in town for more than a day it's not a bad way to while away an hour or so. Lots of paintings so poorly lit you can barely make them out. The standouts of the collection for me were the armor display, featuring interesting banners of different groups of knights / medieval army divisions and the excellent collection of intimate (meaning relaxed and personal, not sexy, sheesh!) miniature portraits. Also a few modern works, though nothing remarkable. Be sure to turn your gaze upwards, the ceiling frescoes on the ground floor are some of the better pieces in the museum.
Written January 27, 2014
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CosmicCat
Island of Malta, Malta27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The museum is exceptional on its own, featuring Flemish and Italian originals pre and post-renaissance, as well as replicas offering a unique insight into everything that set Pisa apart historically.

However, all credit goes to their friendly staff, one gentleman stepping in as our guide, taking us through the whole museum to properly explain and offer insight onto both their most celebrated and most overlooked items on display. Mix that with much insight into the history and specific cultural elements of Pisa - throughout the ages - and you get a guided tour fully deserving of praise. Highly recommended!
Written December 16, 2019
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worldtraveller99
Greater London, UK2,709 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I am sure that the people running this think - oh no-one comes so we will only open for half a day. Unfortunately this is a vicious circle, because they have chosen to only open in the mornings, when everyone is at the Leaning Tower etc aiming to see those before the crowds hit. Therefore no-one is here! So when you want to come here ie after 2 pm, this place is shut!

If they really only want to open for half a day they should make it the afternoon! Otherwise it will remain empty!
Written April 26, 2017
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