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International Puppet Museum Antonio Pasqualino

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The Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum was founded in 1975 by the Association for the Conservation of Folk Traditions. It conserves about 4,000 items, including marionettes, marottes, hand puppets, shadow puppets, theatrical machines and...more
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Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is a nice collection of puppets from around the world, all of which are from a long and old tradition. Puppets can certainly be creepy by nature so this collection could certainly set off any phobias! There are plenty of Sicilian puppets, and while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 255MandyG
Reviewed 10 August 2018

A short distance from the city center it is a nice size museum of puppets and marionettes from all over the world but the prize is a Monday performance at 11Am of some scenes from Sicily's version of Chanson de Roland. It is delightful for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The interior of the museum was ok, many nice pieces, all explained beside them, but it is unbelivable hot in there...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ana T
Reviewed 30 June 2018

if you love puppets you will love this museum, it has a really beautiful collection of puppets from around the world. seeing such a quantity together is a strange and surreal thing. there is a very nice collection of sicilian puppets but some excellent ones...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sallychicago
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Puppets from all around the world have been collected here to give the visitors the broadest perspective on the art of puppetry. Even water puppets which we saw live in Vietnam were there, what a treat! You cannot miss this place if you’re into puppets!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

There a strong tradition of puppetry and puppet-opera in Southern Italy and Sicily, so it is not surprising to find a museum of marionettes and scenery in Palermo. Although the obvious focus is Sicily, there are examples from all around the world, along with videos...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

It's located at the sea shore, and has a name of "international " , but this museum is so small , two floors of exhibition, just lots puppies put together . It's no fun here and not worth going.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Grantyyy
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We loved this interesting museum of puppets/marionettes. There are puppets from all over the world. One thing I would recommend is if you can go with a guide like we did, I believe you visit would be greatly enhanced. The puppets are very interesting but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

For us this was planned as the last item on our Palermo trip as we had high expectations. Unfortunately they did not deliver on this. Still give it 3 stars on diversity of the puppets, but if you see it realistically the Sicilian puppets were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 639sergev
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A must see show for kids 5+. Anything under might get a little scared but nothing serious. They run 1-2 shows daily.

Date of experience: July 2017
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BayAreaCa
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I don't know, because there were no shows at all during the first week of January, when I visited the museum Sorry
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