Museums Venice

Museums Venice

In Venice you have a lot of opportunities to visit a museum. Venice itself is one big open air museum. What would you like to learn about Venice? If you want to know more about the amazing history of the city go to the Museo Correr. For more information about the nautical history and Venice’s relation to the sea, you visit the Museo Navale. Interested in 20th century art? Then you definitely should direct yourself to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Also very nice, especially if you are on a citybreak Venice with your children, is the family friendly Natural History Museum, with impressive skeletons of dinosaurs.

Museo Correr

The Museo Correr is situated at the Piazza San Marco. Here you can learn about all aspects of the history of Venice, including arts, politics, geography and society. A masterpiece of the museum is the sculpture of Canova. Interesting historic items you can admire here are a 16th century map of the city, ladies´ shoe from around 500 years old and different kinds of Venetian paintings from the 13th till the 16th century.
Address: Piazza San Marco 52

Museo Storico Navale di Venezia

Here you can experience the long history of Venice and its special relation with the sea. In Museo Navale you will discover all kinds of items and artifacts that once belonged to famous ships. Also have a look at some historical gondolas, gunboats, lagoon crafts and other boats. You will especially be impressed by the reproduction of the historical navel ship Bucintoro, which dates back to 1728.
Address: Riva S. Biasio Castello

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Peggy Guggenheim was the daughter of an American millionaire with a passion for 20th century art. She collected lots of prominent masterpieces from artists like Picasso, Klee and Miró. The museum houses in the beautiful Palazzo Vernier dei Leoni at the Grand Canal. The Peggy Guggenheim Museum is one of the most visited cultural attractions of the ´City of Water`.
Address: Dorsoduro 701

Museo di Storia Naturale

Are you interested in the history of evolution? Then you really should visit the Museo di Storia Naturale in Venice. Here you will get to know everything about dinosaurs and cavemen. The museum shows an extraordinary collection of fossils and even a whole skeleton of a dinosaur. You children will love it.
Address: 1730 Sestiere Santa Croce


The Palazzo Ca´Rezzonico houses a wonderful museum about Venice in the 18th century, which first opened its doors in 1936. The museum is especially dedicated to Venetian artists, such as Longhi, Tiepolo and Guardi. Ca´Rezzonico is located at the Grand Canal and you can recognize it by its beautiful white marble façade.
Address: Dorsoduro 3136

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