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Museo Correr, Venice

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Learn about the art and history of Venice at Museo Correr. In the museum’s St. Mark’s Square location, inside what was once a royal palace, walk through the Neoclassical rooms to see sculptures and historical collections detailing the city’s institutions and urban life. Inside the picture gallery, see works by artists such as Lorenzo Veneziano, the Bellini family, Carpaccio, Antonello da Messina, and Lorenzo Lotto. The antiquities exhibit houses an assortment of artifacts, such as Egyptian mummies, antique books, and ancient coins. Visit rotating exhibits covering a range of artistic movements. Put Museo Correr into our Venice trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Venice.
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  • We had an amazing time. Like a trip to history. Back in time 600 years ago. We found out so many things about the history of Venice. The place is very big so we spent almost 2 hours. 
    We had an amazing time. Like a trip to history. Back in time 600 years ago. We found out so many things about the history of Venice. The place is very big so we spent almost 2 hours.  more »
  • Was a lovely museum with loads of interesting pieces and models and sights. However there was a modern art exhibit dotted in all the rooms that really distracts from the history in there and makes it....  more
    Was a lovely museum with loads of interesting pieces and models and sights. However there was a modern art exhibit dotted in all the rooms that really distracts from the history in there and makes it....  more »
  • Visitors to St Mark’s square frequently miss this treat. Set in the Royal apartments at the far end of the famous square from the eponymous Cathedral and Doge’s Palace, part art gallery part history.....  more
    Visitors to St Mark’s square frequently miss this treat. Set in the Royal apartments at the far end of the famous square from the eponymous Cathedral and Doge’s Palace, part art gallery part history.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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