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Naval History Museum Venice

Campo San Biagio Castello 2148 | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 1399
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Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto.
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Hours Today: 08:45 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Campo San Biagio Castello 2148 | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 1399
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at 8.45 only to find the museum was closed with no explanation. However, there was a sign pointing visitors to a Pavilion a short walk away where a lot of historic boats could be visited

1  Thank HafodBlueMountains
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Good price 4€ but was out within a hour. Because it was a naval museum l was expected more navel boats but it was more merchant navy and boats through the ages. Not all the exhibits had English explanations so did not know what they...More

Thank Pammie1957
Reviewed 31 May 2017

After reading several reviews on here, it's a shame that the actual Naval Museum is still closed one year on! We decided to pay the 5 euros and look around the so called museum. Sadly, there is not enough literature: the laminated sheets have seen...More

Thank Cat4Me
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This collection ranges from a reed boat to a WW II torpedo boat. Some of the boats have cutaway windows to allow easy access to view the interior. Even my wife enjoyed this museum.

Thank bobbascom
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum is really huge and hugely interesting. It is contained in an enormous building which contains and large variety of vessels, from gondolas through to an complete warship, and virtually everything in between. Entrance fee is reasonable. A great place to spend an hour...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Given Venice's rich history as a naval powerhouse, I expected the following: * artefacts from antiquity * information of how they managed to churn out entire battle barges in 24 hours * models of the great Venetian ships * models and information of how the...More

1  Thank Earleto
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

An unsight in the naval history of the former powerful state of Venice. You'll be amazed by the exhibits, especially if you are interested in the marine fleet. You think you already know how powerful Venice was? Think twice and enter the museum

1  Thank Andreea I
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We found the museum whilst having a Sunday morning stroll. The museum has a number of old boats, but given the history of Venice as a maritime power, I think it could have been better

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If your into maritime and boating history of the area this is the place. A large and old building which houses boats from many hundreds of years. Only 5 euro per person. If it was much more I'll be honest for our family it wouldn't...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You have to see this is a part of the history of Venice. It's not in the center but it is a very nice walk to get there. Easy to find it.

1  Thank Tinnie2013
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Response from RebelVirginia | Reviewed this property |
A recent reviewer said the museum itself is currently closed for renovation (don't have the exact dates of closure), but that the ship pavilion remains open. I suggest you call them directly when you arrive in Venice (+39... More