Municipal Museum

Since 1990 the museum has been housed in the 18th century former College of the Jesuits designed by the Bolognese architect Alfonso Torregiani.

There are at present over 40 rooms containing approximately 1500 works of art. The Roman epigraphic section in the courtyard gardené  contains about a hundred lapidary inscriptions dating from between the first century B.C. and the fourth century A.D.
From May 2003 onwards, on the ground floor, it's possible to visit the first room of the Archaeological Section of the Museum, in which you can find traces of the imperial period in Rimini beteween II and III century. The main attractions of this Museum are: "Domus del Chirurgo" (House of the Surgeon) an archaeological site which amazes for its collection of medical instruments and Diotallevi Palace's domus, famous for its fabulous mosaic.
On the groud floor there is also a permanent section dedicated to the artist from Rimini, René Gruau. A monumental eighteenth century staircase leads to an art gallery housed on the first and second floors, where paintings are arranged chronologically fron the eleventh century to the twentieth. The collection includes masterpieces from the fourteenth century Rimini school, paintings commissioned by the Malatesta Court, and original pieces by local seventeenth century artists.

14 April 2024 will see the launch of fourteen new themed sections, four multimedia stations offering a wide range of content, more than 170 sculptures, paintings, medals and ceramics to recount the story of the area’s early Christian churches, the Rimini of the Pentapolis and Communes, and the golden age of Malatesta between the 14th and 15th centuries, making this section of the Museum a more modern and engaging experience.

Once again on view, in a new light, are the precious paintings of enchanting 14th century Rimini by Giovanni, Giuliano and Pietro da Rimini, 15th century masterpieces such as the Malatesta medals by Matteo de’ Pasti, the extraordinary Pietà by Giovanni Bellini, the large panel by Ghirlandaio, as well as the Last Judgement by Giovanni da Rimini, exhibited in the room named after him.

Partially accessible to disabled guests or with difficult independent accessibility
guided visits
conference room

How to get to the city center:
by car: Motorway A14 "Rimini Sud" Exit; straight ahead direction Rimini centro for about 3 km.
by train: from the railway station straight ahead (v.le Dante)
by air: bus n.9 - bus stop Arco d' Augusto or Railway Station  

Schedules and tickets