The Correr Museum is managed by Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (or MUVE), together with other notable sights of Venice, such as Palazzo Ducale, Torre dell’Orologio, the Natural History Museum of Venice, and Ca’Pesaro, just to list a few. The museum borders one side of the monumental Piazza San Marco, and the admission is made by climbing the ceremonial stair which gives access to the Napoleonic Wing of the building.

The Correr Museum is one of the oldest museums in Venice, its history going back to the early 19th century, one of its main contributors being Teodoro Correr, a noblemen who dedicated his life to collecting artworks and artifacts. Its collections were donated to the city of Venice after his death (in 1830), and the museum now bears his name as a token of gratitude to the nobleman’s contribution.

The collections showcased by the Correr Museum are rather miscellaneous, and they consist of paintings, coins, costumes, maps and exhibits with documentary value, such as to provide at least a fragmentary insight into the live of the Venetians across the centuries. The art collections seem to be the most appreciated of all, due to both their age and their value. However, once inside, visitors can also make time to browse through the historical collections, as well as to pay attention to the thematic sections dedicated to the Risorgimento.

The highlights of the artistic section refer to works by the members of the Bellini family (Jacopo, Gentile and Giovanni), as well as to masterpieces by Antonio Canova. On top of that, the museum is home to temporary exhibitions meant to promote contemporary artists and new emerging talents (but these exhibitions are rather infrequent, and represent just a part of the wider cultural mission of the museum). In the past, Enzo Cucchi and Lawrence Carroll, Anselm Kieffer and Francis Bacon, as well as Lucian Freud had the honor of seeing their works showcased at the prestigious Correr Museum.

The Museum Pass entitles holders to visit the Correr Museum with substantial discounts.

Name:
Correr Museum (Museo Correr)
Address:
52, Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice, Italy
Telephone:
0039 041 2405211
Fax:
0039 041 5200935
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.museiciviciveneziani.it
Opening hours:
1st April to 31st October: 10am to 7pm; 1st November to 31st March: 10am to 5pm

52, Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice, Italy

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