Museums Special Openings December 2021

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From January 10th 2022 in order to visit the museums (as well as all museums and places of culture) you will need to show your “Super Green Pass – COVID-19” Certificate.


Museum of Ancient Ships - 

8 December 2021, 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Christmas tree decoration with young visitors; 11.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., educational workshops to create sustainable decorations with recycled materials; 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. guided tours for adults


Botanical Garden and Museum -

Opening hours December 2021: Daily 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last entry 4.30 p.m.)

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January 2022; 24 and 31 December closed at 1.00 p.m.

"In search of the lost plant", activity for families

Sunday 19 December: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The treasure? A prize for everyone!
Who is the treasure hunt for? Children aged 8 to 12, accompanied by at least one parent or adult.
Parents/adults not involved in the treasure hunt will be able to go on a guided tour with one of the Educational Services staff.

Maximum number of participants: 12 children with their families.
Only one parent/adult will accompany the child/ren on the treasure hunt, while the rest of the family will do the guided tour.
Each child participating in the treasure hunt will receive a prize.
Cost per family: 10.00 euro
Reservations no later than Friday 17 December at 14:00:
Please note that access to the Botanic Garden and Museum requires COVID-19 green certification (see for accompanying adults.



Hours December 2021: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 19:00; Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00

Christmas closures: 25 December 2021, 1 and 6 January 2022; 24 and 31 December 2021 closure at 13:00

Sunday 5 December free entry to the museum


"Christmas in the world", activities for families, SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER - 4.00 pm and THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER - 4.30 pm

A double appointment to prepare us for the coming Christmas. We look forward to discovering together how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Then, as budding young artists, we will have fun making Christmas decorations out of paper, using the origami technique.

Cost: 4 euros - Participation is by appointment only, subject to availability.

Reservations by e-mail:

Booking deadline:

Friday 26 November, 13:00 (for the event on Sunday 12 December)

Tuesday 14 December, 13:00 (for the event on Thursday 16 December)

The presence of an accompanying adult is required for the duration of the activity.


Phone: 050 2216059/70

Green COVID-19 certification is required for accompanying adults to enter the Museum.


Egyptological Collections -

Opening hours December 2021: Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday: weekly closure

Christmas closures: Wednesday, December 8, December 25 and 26 closed; Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31 closed early at 1 p.m.


Natural History Museum - MANDATORY ONLINE BOOKING -

Winter timetable: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday and public holidays 9am-8pm;

Closed on 25 December

Historical animated nativity scenes Meucci : open 8 December 2021 until 30 January 2022


For Christmas, the University of Pisa's Natural History Museum, in collaboration with Feronia APS, is organising days dedicated to boys and girls aged between 5 and a half and 12 to discover the different animal species living on our planet.
The protagonist of these Christmas campuses is the new Biodiversity Room, which will be explored from multiple points of view through fun, hands-on activities. The aim of this initiative is to provide participants with new tools to discover the world around them in order to make them aware of the issue of environmental protection and the deep connection between man and the environment.


General information

- 27 to 30 December 2021
- 3 to 5 January 2022

- 8.30 to 16.30

- 35 euros daily fee
- 25 euros half day (8.30 am - 12.30 pm)
Meals and packed snacks paid for by the families

Discounts and reductions (not cumulative):
- 10% discount for Coop members, sons and daughters of University of Pisa employees, brothers and sisters.
- Reduction of € 3 on the daily fee for residents and residents of the Municipality of Calci

All activities will be carried out in compliance with the anti Covid regulations.

For information and bookings:
Feronia APS:,


Gipsoteca di Arte Antica -

December 2021 opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm and 3pm-7pm; Closed Sundays and Mondays

Christmas closures: 8 December, 25 and 26 December closed; 24 and 31 December closed early at 1.00 p.m.


Museo Nazionale di San Matteo -

Opening hours December 2021: Monday closed; Tuesday-Saturday open at 9.00, 11.30, 15.30, 17.30; Sunday and holidays at 9.00 and 11.30

Closed 25 December


Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale -

NB The Museum will be CLOSED to the public until Friday 31 December due to sIl Museo rimarrà CHIUSO al pubblico fino a venerdì 31 dicembre per carenza di personale.
La visita guidata programmata per il 31 ore 15.00 è di conseguenza annullata.
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The guided tour scheduled for 31 December at 3 p.m. is therefore cancelled.


December 2021 timetable: Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and public holidays; Closed 25 December

Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9.00 am, 11.00 am, 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm; Saturday at 9.00 am and 11.00 am


Walls of Pisa -

Even during the Christmas period, the Ancient Walls of Pisa are open for visits from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entry at 3.30 p.m., also on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The only day of closure is Saturday 25 December.