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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Alex Drozdov (2 months ago)
Top tip: their cafe on the first floor has amazing views of San Marco square. Have a coffee or lunch here, before/after exploring this excellent museum (you don't need to have a ticket though to access the cafe). Museum pass to visit multiple MUVE museums makes a lot of sense, if you got a few days and like art/architecture.
Mr Singh (3 months ago)
Ticket to this museum came bundled with doge palace, so why not. Some great Roman artefacts and maritime history was interesting, but wasn’t blown away and all done in under an hour. Great views of Saint Mark’s square and the basilica.
Baron Migs (5 months ago)
Absolutely great museum. Tons of wonderful things to see. Even had lunch at the cafe and was very impressed with not only the food, but the staff and the amazing view. If you live history, antiques or architecture then this is the place for you.
Ahmad AlAwadhi (A7MDONA) (6 months ago)
Enjoyed the simplicity in the tour. A beautiful palace/museum. Enjoyed my tour. The place includes history, art, and architecture. The entrance and tour was smooth. Would definitely recommend it.
Cyril Bouvier (8 months ago)
Don’t go there. People who work there will ruin your visit. You can’t even go to the toilet without being harass by them. Museum is quite good but experience will be ruined by these people.
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