The Criminology Museum is a valuable historical record on punitive systems of the past and a teaching tool for schools and educational institutions. Since its re-opening the curators have initiated a project to protect and preserve this valuable historical heritage and unique documentary of Italy.
The exhibition includes, among the plethora of exhibits on display, the oldest instruments of punishment and execution. Visitors bear witness to the cruelty of punitive systems of the past in contradiction to the practices of the Constitutionally enshrined penalties of today – the principles which underpin all current Penitentiary Law. This is just one aspect that contributes to outline the picturesque route that winds through the halls of the Criminology Museum. Its halls offer a unique insight for those who want to explore themes that relate to areas less known in our rich history.
Itays story of justice and prison can be told through the memory that resides strongly in these physical places, objects, photographic and archival documents. Activities that can provide the new generation unique explanatory tools of a reality largely unknown.
Where: Via del Gonfalone 29 00186 Roma
How to get there: near C.so Vittorio Emanuale
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday> 9am-1pm (Tuesday & Thursday 2pm-6.30pm)
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Holidays
ADM: 2€ (free for under 18 and over 65)
More info: museocriminologico.it