Jewish museum of siena

The former women’s mechitza, on two levels, overlooks the heart of the Synagogue and currently hosts the Jewish Museum.

Protected by a wooden latticework grate with floral motifs, it is an inviting and highly atmospheric site. No longer in use for religious purposes, it complements the tour of the Synagogue and hosts a collection of texts, images, prayer books and items illustrating the most significant moments in the long history of Siena’s Jewish community.

Jewish museum of siena

An evocative experience


L’antico matroneo delle donne, disposto su due piani, si affaccia sull’aula sinagogale e ospita il Museo ebraico.

Protetto da grate di legno traforate con motivi floreali è un luogo raccolto e ricco di suggestioni. Non più adibito ad uso rituale, integra la visita alla Sinagoga ed ospita un percorso di testi, immagini, libri di preghiera ed oggetti che ripercorrono gli aspetti più significativi della lunga presenza ebraica a Siena.

opening Hours

1 November – 31 March: Monday – Friday: 10.30 am – 3.00 pm and Sunday: 10.00 am – 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

1 April – 31 October: Sunday – Thursday: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm and Friday: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Last entrance 30 minutes before the closing time

The Synagogue and Museum are closed to visitors on Saturdays and Jewish holidays


Full price: 4,00 euro

Concessions: 3 euro

Children ages 6 to 14; students* ages 15 to 25; journalists*; groups of more than 20 people; holders of tickets to the Florence Jewish Synagogue and Museum*.
Proof of entitlement must be provided

Free of charge

Accompanying teachers (2 free admissions every 15 students); group leaders (every 20 people); carers accompanying handicapped visitors; children up to age 6.

Groups of adults: 3 euro

(minimum 20 people)

School groups:
guided tour: 3.00 euro

(minimum 18 students)

Educational workshop: 4.50 euro

(minimum 15 students)