Heritage Education: discover and learn from the main characters!
The educational activities of the Palazzo Reale museum (the guided visits and workshops) are aimed at offering students the opportunity to learn more about history and art through direct contact with the works on display. Our goal is to stimulate young people’s powers of observation and deduction, allowing them to develop their own methods of interpretation. Through engaging with the museum itself rather than simply ‘submitting’ to it they can try out and practise their skills of observation and interpretation.
By taking this approach we hope to overcome those feelings of intimidation or boredom which can prevent the full enjoyment of a work of art, and bridge the gap between the interests and visual world of the new generation and our historic and artistic heritage. We want to abolish once and for all the idea that a visit to the museum is a waste of time with no relevance to the school curriculum.

Staff and procedure
Educational visits are carried out by specialized museum staff in collaboration with restorers from the Superintendence for Architectural and Landscape Heritage of Liguria; for school groups (maximum 25) entry to the museum and guided visits are free.
The date and time of the visit and the itinerary are agreed when making the appointment..

Suggested activities
Workshops are available for:
infant schools
primary schools
middle schools
secondary schools

Contact: Simone Frangioni, Francesca Zucchelli


The Library was primarily created for research carried out by the officials of the Superintendence in charge of conservation in the Liguria region but it is also open to the public (for study and historical research). It has approximately 12,000 volumes, some of which are antique, and around 150 sets of periodicals, mostly relating to the Architectural and Landscape Heritage of Liguria, along with more general publications such as Art History (monographs of artists, exhibition catalogues) and information on other regions. The Library also houses: The D’Andrade Foundation, a collection of letters and original drawings for many of the restoration projects carried out by the great architect and archaeologist Alfredo D’Andrade, and what remains of the Durazzo library: a few important volumes saved when the collection was dispersed by Girolamo Luigi Durazzo’s heirs after 1809.
Work is currently in progress to create an on-line catalogue, which will be integrated into the SBN (National Library Service) system.

Public lending is not permitted.

Open Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00

Mcafè is the ideal place to stop and take a moment to reflect, in convivial and creative surroundings, which marry historic architecture with the modern museum. The three mcafès (Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Ducale) have been designed to be modern oases, in perfect harmony with the historic palaces which house them.
They provide information on what is happening in the city and are a place to meet throughout the day, providing innovative menu choices to satisfy all tastes.
Innovative menu choices, efficient service, clear and simple pricing and a diverse clientele are the founding principles of mcafè, which seeks to look after regular clients while also welcoming new visitors. The network is fully integrated into the most important Ligurian internet portal for culture, tourism and leisure.