The Museo Correr has rich and varied collections of art and history of Venice. The Museo Correr originated with the collection bequeathed to the city of Venice in 1830 by Teodoro Correr. A member of a traditional Venetian family, Correr was a meticulous and passionate collector, dedicating most of his life to the collection of both works of art and documents or individual objects that reflected the history of Venice. Upon his death, all this material was donated to the city, together with the family's Grand Canal palace which then housed it. The nobleman also left the city funds to be used in conserving and extending the collections and in making them available to the public.

The first floor of the Museo Correr illustrates the life and culture of the Venetian Republic over the centuries of its political grandeur and independence. Beginning in Room 19, the art collection is divided into two parts. On the first floor, four rooms house the collection of small bronzes, including pieces by Veneto region sculptors from the late 15th to the first decades of the 17th century. On the second floor, 19 rooms display the Picture Gallery, which focuses primarily on Venetian painting up to the 16th century. There are also rooms dedicated to maiolica-work and to carved ivories.

The Picture Gallery starts at the end of Room 14 and comprises examples of Venetian paintings from the very earliest days right up to the beginning of the 16th century.

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Founded: 1830
Category: Museums in Italy

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Csala Hunor (3 months ago)
Staff was not super nice at the entrance, however they gave us a separate ticket for the next day to the Doge's Palace which was certainly helpful. There was practically no line, we visited in on a Saturday afternoon. To be honest, I don't think it worth the price, 26 euros are too much even if it contains the Doge's Palace as well. There was a contemporary art exhibition in some parts of the museum, which looked amazing in the fancy old rooms. I didn't like that they don't have enough places to sit down and rest during the visit. There are lot of benches where people are not allowed to sit, even though the benches themselves not always look "old and super nice". Please solve this issue regarding sitting, either let people sit on old benches and chairs, or provide a new set of furniture in all of the rooms. For me personally it was fine, but a lot of older people would like to sit down and take a rest in some of the rooms.
David Colquitt (3 months ago)
Beware the current political agenda! The museum is a wonder of the Venetian history. Absolutely worth the time and cost EXCEPT it was decided by some controlling group or person to display huge posters intended, I presume, to be contemporary art. They all depict current themes of politics, entertainment, or culture, (mostly American) set in a mobile screen and all marked up and stylized with clear bias as to the position of the ‘artist’ with regard to ideology. The entire set of giant posters is a gross anachronism to the rest of the museum’s displays. One sees them and must wonder why they are there. I’m sure someone has a misguided and skewed rationale for adding them but they are a visual affront to a visitor who is interested in what is promoted for the museum. Shame on whomever decided to jam their views on current issues down our throats. Shame on the museum for allowing it! We took a much needed vacation from America and the intolerant and constant beating drum of the political left and insufferable wokism. We wanted to be immersed in history (yes, we know that Venice’s history is replete with its own violent political movements) but, at least in this instance, someone forced us back into what we were trying to escape if only for a short time.
Janet E (3 months ago)
An incredible disappointment. All the guidebooks we read said this museum has exhibits about history, government and culture of Venice. NOPE. You have to wade through all kinds of stuff and there are rooms full of stuff like crafts, swords, busts, statues, coins, palace rooms etc etc etc but there is nothing about the history and development of Venice. There are little tidbits here and there but the museum mostly assumes that you already know about the history. Weird. A waste of time and money.
Bangkok Turkey (3 months ago)
2022 July: There is virtually no information here about Venetian culture or history. A complete and total waste of time unless your idea of a museum is wander through an endless number of rooms filled with objects without contextual, historical or cultural information that also has jarring modern art airdropped among old coins and statues. A remarkable museum- it is both a curatorial morass and a horrifying pastiche. It's notable that they seemed to place the jarring, ugly modern works into the rooms with Greek, Roman and other objects and didn't place those misfit objects into the rooms with their own Venetian painters, madonnas and endless palace rooms which would have been ideal settings for the newer art. Don't waste even 10 minutes of your life here.
guy domett (4 months ago)
Worth visiting especially if you have not seen much old art, sculptures or other museum pieces on your holiday. There isn't much in English so you need to go looking for the reference guides in the particular rooms. If your time was short then I would give them a miss, or walk fast through the museums.
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