Rome museums free for Six Nations ticket-holders

Rugby and culture at weekends of Six Nations games in Rome.

Ticket holders of the two Six Nations rugby matches scheduled at the Olympic Stadium will be entitled to free admission for two people to around 25 state and city museums during the weekends of the two games: England (4 Feb at 16.00) and Scotland (17 March at 13.30).
Titled IV Tempo Rugby e Cultura, the Rome museum initiative is the result of a long-term agreement between the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) and Italy's culture ministry, and this year sees the involvement of the city.
FIR president Alfredo Gavazzi describes the initiative as a “splendid opportunity” for rugby fans, particularly families, while culture minister Dario Franceschini says the Six Nations provides the chance to promote “the treasures of Italian art.”
The museums involved in IV Tempo Rugby e Cultura, whose title is a play on the “third half” so beloved of rugby fans, runs from Friday to Sunday on each of the two match-weekends: 2, 3 and 4 February and 16, 17 and 18 March. The participating museums, along with their addresses and opening times, are published below.
STATE MUSEUMS
1. Galleria Spada, Piazza Capo di Ferro 13 (08.30-19.30)
2. Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali, Piazza S. Croce in Gerusalemme 9/A (09.00-19.00)
3. Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118 (08.30-19.30)
4. Museo Nazionale di Castel S. Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50 (09.00-19.30)
5. Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9 (09.00-20.00)
6. Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo, Viale Lincoln 3 (08.00-19.00)
7. Museo Arti e Tradizioni popolari, Piazza G. Marconi 8. (08.00-19.00)
8. Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Piazza G. Marconi 14 (8.00-19.00)
9. Palazzo Barberini, Via delle Quattro Fontane 13 (08.30-19.00)
10. Palazzo Corsini, Via della Lungara 10 (08.30-19.30)
11. Palazzo Massimo, Piazza dei Cinquecento 67 (09.00-19.45)
12. Palazzo Altemps, Piazza S. Apollinare 46 (09.00-19.45)
13. Crypta Balbi, Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31 (09.00-19.45)
14. Terme di Diocleziano, Via Enrico De Nicola 79 (09.00–19.45)


CITY MUSEUMS
1. Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio 1 (09.30-19.30)
2. Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense 106 (09.30-19.30)
3. Museo dei Fori Imperiali – Mercati di Traiano, Via Quattro Novembre (09.30-19.30)
4. Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (09.30-19.30)
5. Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi), Piazza di S. Pantaleo 10 (10.00-19.00)
6. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Via Francesco Crispi 24 (10.00-18.30)
7. MACRO, Via Nizza 138 (10.30-19.30)
8. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di S. Egidio 1b (10.00-20.00)
9. Musei di Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70 (09.00-19.00)
10. Museo Civico di Zoologia, Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18 (09.00-19.00)

For full details see Six Nations website.