This civic museum covers art and history of Venice. Its initial collection (and the building itself) was donated to the city by the famous collector Teodoro Correr. Most of that original collection was acquired from nobles selling of fine stuff in the wake of the fall of the Venetian Republic. Various bequests, donations and acquisitions added to this through the centuries. While the building’s own history is impressive (Wikipedia it), it’s the art collection that dazzles. It covers paintings, manuscripts, print work, portraits, numismatics, naval instruments, mini-ship models, maps, and military artefacts.
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- There’s a locker room, a bookstore and cafe.
- There is disability access and an elevator.
- Ages 6 to 14; students aged from 15 to 25; citizens over 65: EUR 10
- Free for kid 0-5, disabled people and authorised guides.
- The full ticket includes single entries into Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. It is valid for three months.
- Ticket booth closes one hour before closing time.
- From Piazzale Roma: Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop
- From Santa Lucia Railway Station: Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop
- From Lido di Venezia: Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 5.2, San Zaccaria stop
- Cafe Florian
- Ristorante Quadri
- Cafe Lavena
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10.01% of people who visit Venice include Museo Correr in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
51.2% of people start their Museo Correr visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museo Correr
56% of people prefer walking in order to reach Museo Correr
We really enjoyed the Correr. There was a great mix of art, both modern and classic. Everything is really well curated with extremely interesting and provocative content and explanations. It was a great visit and the little cafe was a very pleasant place to recharge.
Before reading further, know that you can't take bags into this museum. They offer free storage lockers behind the cafe, so take advantage of those if necessary This museum was way larger than I expected. They had a wide array of information and exhibits including architecture, historical artifacts, paintings, sculptures, and other odds and ends. It's worth spending a good couple hours here, though most tourists ignore this place or simply breeze through it without truly taking in what the museum has to offer. Make sure to read the information cards in reach room, which provide excellent information and background knowledge. Also, be prepared for the large size of this museum, which encompasses the "noble floors" (the upper floors) of the buildings on the south and west sides of Saint Mark's Square (Napoleon's Wing and the New Offices). Also, there is only one place to sit and rest while in the museum, since most of the furniture is original. Be prepared to be on your feet for a while. The museum also has a water closet, but can only be accessed after paying the entrance fee. This is also a great place to buy tickets to other museums since it typically doesn't have a ticket line.
Museum was OK. Many things were not translated and lacked explanation. Big difference between the quality of various exhibitions. We went to the cafe afterwards. The service there is laughable. We wanted to order at the bar but were told to sit down and that they would come take our order. We were not in a hurry which was good because it took 30 min for someone to come by. In the mean time we saw three other groups of people leave without having ordered anything. Worst service ever, but comfortable seating in cafe.
Lovely museum of apartments, archeology, sculpture and much more. A good part of a day in Piazza San Marco!
Nice museum, ticket was included with our Doges Palace ticket. I would highly recommend taking a coffee here or something. The cafe is nice and overlooks St. Mark’s square and is not ridiculously up charged like many of the places in St Mark’s square.