Palazzo San Sebastiano - MACA (Mantova Collezioni Antiche)

Last update 26 June 2024

Largo XXIV maggio, 12


Ticket office and information

Phone: +39 0376 367087

Administration, Library and Direction

Phone: +39 0376 365886

Website: Musei Civici

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Public Transport

From Piazza Sordello (A) you can travel on APAM lines: 4T / Te Shuttle Service
From the railway station (B) you can travel on APAM lines: 8 / CC

All APAM buses are equipped with a lifting platform and there is a voice announcement service for stops on urban routes. At the moment, in order to receive adequate assistance, notification of the intention to use the service is required no later than two working days before use.

For further information, please visit: APAM - Servizi per la mobilità

By car

There are several parking areas near Palazzo San Sebastiano, including reserved parking spaces (marked on the map).



Work is in progress inside the building, so the museum is closed until further notice. 

Entrance to the building

The entrance is the same for all users and there are no steps.


Ticket office

The reception desk is high for a person in a wheelchair, but members of staff have been trained to cope with everyone’s needs.

The ticket office can supply a postcard with an embossed map of Palazzo San Sebastiano and Braille guides (to be returned at the end of the visit) to some of the works are also available.

The museum has one wheelchair which can be requested for use from the ticket office, depending on availability.

Visitor route

Ground floor: The entire route is level and allows visitors to admire the loggia overlooking the external courtyard and two further rooms (one of which is dedicated to educational workshops).

Along the route on all floors are models, maps and tactile reproductions of some of the exhibits in the rooms of the museum, with captions in Braille.


The opening of the doors along the route may require the assistance of a guide or of the staff on duty.

There is a fairly steep staircase to proceed to the upper floor, but if you retrace the route backwards, there is a lift at the beginning that provides access to all the floors of the museum.

First and second floors: The visitor route continues on the first floor and those who reach it from the lift will have to cross the main hall to follow the continuity of the layout.

The itinerary on the upper floors is level and there are seats.



The toilets on the ground floor are accessible by people with disabilities (as indicated by law).

Additional facilities

Next to the ticket office on the ground floor, there is a bookshop with adequate space, but the shelves are high. Staff are trained to cope with everyone’s needs.