Museo Correr

Venice, Italy

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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Angeline Gulhaugen (AGhoul) (16 months ago)
Lovely museum with some unique things, such as Marco Polo's will. Lots of statuary, some beautiful antique maps. The library was beautiful, and the Imperial Apartments of the Emperor and Empress of Austria's visit to Venice. Buy the Venezia pass online and get into most of the historical buildings in St. Mark’s Square quickly and easily with your printed voucher. Why wait in line when you can just walk right in?
Pono Guerrero (17 months ago)
I got tickets online in advance. It was well worth it. This place is huge so make sure you get a meal in your stomach before you go there because it will take a while. This museum basically runs the length of the whole courtyard and it’s on a few floors, there’s so much to see here. Lots of painting, statues, coins, old books, murals, cool architecture and when you look out the windows, you can see the courtyard from end to end.
Lizzie Smith (18 months ago)
Buy the Venezia unica card and come. Interesting and varied collection in an important and incredible building with smacking views from every window. A lot of adult humour to be gleaned. The maps, gloves, sculptures, books and coins are all amazing . The Turkish heart shaped map blew my mind, so did the 700 year old cartography .. HOW?!? did they know? be your own judge and come.
Joanna (18 months ago)
Nice to visit especially taking into account it's free if you buy the entrance to Doge Palace. Better book in advance to be secure you will visit at the desired time. Apart from interesting maps and the library noting really special inside. Museum organized in old fashioned way, almost not interacted at all. Some chambers are nicely decorated.
C. K. (2 years ago)
Ticket was included when purchasing Doge's Palace ticket. Very nice museum. Loved the library and the ceiling art. Nit a bad way to spend a hour or two.
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