Correr Museum

8.5/10

148 Reviews

Overlooking St Mark's Square, the Correr Museum in Venice, Italy should be one of the attractions to be included in your rich itinerary when visiting Venice.

The Museum Correr tickets - Civic Museums Foundation of Venice - can be purchased together with The Museums of St. Mark's Square, with which you can also visit the National Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the National Library of St Mark's and Venice Doge's Palace, or you can access to the other Civic Museums by purchasing the Museum Pass.

In this article, you will find some information to help you organize your visit to the Museo Correr: opening times, closures and a brief description of its collections inside.

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Museum Pass
Full price 27.00
Reduced 21.00  

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Museums of St. Mark's Square
Full price 22.00
Reduced 16.50  

Description

Museo Correr – Hours
From 26 March to 1 November
: 10.00am–7.00pm (Museo Correr tickets office: 10.00am-6.00pm)
From 2 November to 25 March: 10.00am – 5.00pm (Museo Correr tickets office: 10.00am-4.00pm)
Closed: 25 December and 1 January


The Correr Museum in Venice has been developed along fascinating thematic itineraries on art, culture and history of Venice. In addition to this, the elegant rooms of the Museo Correr in Venice accommodate a large collection of sculptures by Antonio Canova, pieces of ancient art and a Venetian art gallery.

The history of the Museo Correr in Venezia began with Teodoro Correr, a descendant of a noble Venetian family who bequeathed to the city of Venice his important art collection and a place to displaythem to the public. After several reorganizations, transfers and new acquisitions, since 1922 the Museo Correr has been located in the elegant Neo-classical Rooms of the Napoleonic Wing of the Procuratie Nuove in St Mark’s Square.

The start of one’s visit to the Venice Correr Musem – in the Napoleonic Wing - includes some environments, which show a fascinating example of neoclassical art, with fittings and decorations to the French taste without forgetting the traditions of Italian art: the vestibule, the Napoleon loggia, the Ballroom, the Throne Room and the Dining Room.
In line with the neoclassical style of these rooms in Venice, the Correr Museum Canova finds his ideal location: the Neo-classical Rooms are the perfect location to fully appreciate the art of this great sculptor.

The Napoleonic Wing also houses the rooms of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the famous Sissi who starred in several films and novels. The apartment of Sissi at the Correr Museum is made up of nine beautiful rooms in which the Austrian sovereign resided during her stay in Venice.

On leaving the Napoleonic Wing - entrance to the Museo Civico Correr in Venice, Italy - the tour continues along a fascinating itinerary through the history of Venice divided by themes: the Doge, the sea, the weapons, everyday life, crafts, parties and games. Among the exhibits include: manuscripts and printed books dating from the sixteenth and eighteenth century, a dedicated room in the Arsenal of Venice - which houses a rare example of a 'view' of the Arsenal usually protected by military intelligence - and on to Bucintoro; floor plans and maps that depict the urban development of Venice and some rooms dedicated to Francesco Morosini - one of the greatest admirals in the history of Venice.

Among the collections in this section of the Correr Museum in Venice, the numismatics play a very important role: grouped in a chronological order visitors can admire almost all the coins minted by the Republic of Venice from the ninth century until 1797.

The visit to the Museo Correr, Venice then continues to the 'Wunderkammer' a sort of 'cabinet of curiosities' of Venice lagoon that includes more than 300 works from the collections of the city museums of Venice. Sacred art objects, bronzes, paintings, prints and drawings from various sources, rarities and oddities that continue throughout the nine rooms of the Correr Museum that were completely rearranged in 2013.

Considerable attention should also be given to the great art gallery of the Museo Correr, with works by Venetian painters from the origins to the 16th century.

From the fourteenth century, with the introduction of the Gothic art in Venice by Paolo and Lorenzo Veneziano, to the fifteenth century with the International Gothic artist Michele Giambono and Jacobello del Fiore; from the influences of Cosmè Tura from Ferrara to the transition to the Renaissance culture thanks to Bartolomeo Vivarini, the Museo Correr in Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy holds true masterpieces that tell the evolution of Venetian paintings, the influences that incurred, and the extraordinary artists who have profoundly made a mark on history.

In addition to numerous works of Flemish art, among which the Adoration of the ThreeWise Men by Pieter Brueghel il Giovane should be mentioned, some of the most famous artists exhibited at the Correr Museum are: Antonello da Messina, the Bellini, Alvise Vivarini, Lorenzo Lotto, Vittore Carpaccio, El Greco and Michele Damaskinos... important names that make this museum of Venice an unmissable destination when holidaying in the lagoon.

148 reviews for Correr Museum

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8.5/10
10/10

Ruby

June 2018

Family with children

CANADA

Reviewed on 21 Jun `18 - Booking No. 1829789

'Pricless'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

We really enjoyed the museums we went through all of them. It is well worth the extra euros to see the treasures, hard to believe that these have been around so long

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9/10

Rick

May 2018

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 18 May `18 - Booking No. 1834444

'Money well spent'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

We had VIP access. We were able to just walk up at our appointment time and go in, while others were waiting in long lines.

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3
1.5/10

lab rat

April 2018

Solo traveler

AUSTRALIA

Reviewed on 09 May `18 - Booking No. 189127

'mr'

Ticket
Museum Pass

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad

Strengths

great for the other museums

Weaknesses

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad - quite annoying.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Lab Rat,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the misunderstanding but nowhere in our website we present the Museum Pass as a skip-the-line pass.

As we speciefied on the website, in the Important information section, the ticket must be collected at the ticket office of the first museum you visit (allowing time for a possible queue at the ticket counter).

“Once you have the ticket, you can have access to other museums by presenting the ticket at the entrance, without having to queue again at the ticket offices. If you wish to collect the ticket at the Doge's Palace, please remember to go to the 'Ticket Office Groups Only' desk: you must respect the possible waiting times, that are usually shorter compared to the waiting times at the other desks. Anyway, we suggest you to collect your ticket in one of the other museums included in the Museum Pass since they have less visitors than the Doge's Palace and therefore the waiting times are usually reduced.”

We are sorry you did not read it!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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8.5/10

Jules

November 2017

Other

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 28 Nov `17 - Booking No. 17207908

'Doge's Palace'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

Stunning Building full of history and wonderful architecture, paintings, etc. Well worth a visit but better to book on-line and take your ticket with you.

Strengths

Gorgeous building, a MUST on your visiting list to Venice.

Weaknesses

-

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1
9.5/10

Knightmare

November 2017

Mature couple

SWITZERLAND

Reviewed on 26 Nov `17 - Booking No. 17208926 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'En vaut vraiment la peine !'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

Cela vaut la peine d'acheter le billet à l'avance, la visite du Palais des Doges est magnifique et cela donne l'occasion de visiter les autres sites de la place St-Marc. Il faut juste imprimer l'email et l'échanger au guichet des billets une fois sur place.

Strengths

Billet combiné et pas de queue

Weaknesses

Il faut imprimer l'email

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9/10

Rod

October 2017

Solo traveler

BRAZIL

Reviewed on 03 Nov `17 - Booking No. 17130632

'Nice'

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Museums of St. Mark's Square

No lines

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9/10

Margaret

October 2017

Group of friends

IRELAND

Reviewed on 02 Nov `17 - Booking No. 17159653

'A very good experience'

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Museums of St. Mark's Square

This booking was very easy to make and the experience with the museums in Venice went very smoothly.

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9.5/10

Ron

September 2017

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 22 Oct `17 - Booking No. 17160874

'Doge's Palace'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

We purchased museum tickets on-line before traveling to Venice. After validating the tickets, we were able to go straight in to the Doge's Palace, which was all we had time for on this trip. The palace is beautiful and has an interesting history. Well worth the money.

Strengths

No need to stand in line for tickets or entry.

Weaknesses

None

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10/10

Steve

September 2017

Mature couple

AUSTRALIA

Reviewed on 16 Oct `17 - Booking No. 17153012 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Doges Palace skip the line'

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Museums of St. Mark's Square

Easy to use online booking service.

Strengths

Easy to use

Weaknesses

-

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1
10/10

cindy

September 2017

Solo traveler

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 13 Oct `17 - Booking No. 17143646

'My Italy trip'

Ticket
Museums of St. Mark's Square

easy to book and receive confirmation

Strengths

just continue to make it easy

Weaknesses

no complaints

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