The Historic Naval Museum of Venice

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Museo Storico Navale della Marina Militare

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Located in one of the most important buildings resulting from the times of the Serenissima, the Historic Naval Museum of Venice is the major naval museum of Italy.

The Historic Naval Museum (Museo Storico Navale della Marina Militare), the most important of its kind in Italy, is owned by the Italian Navy and is devoted to Venice’s seafaring history. In addition to the main building, whose exhibition spaces span 42 rooms and five floors, the ‘Padiglione delle Navi’ (Ships Pavilion), located in the Arsenale’s old ‘Oars Workshop’, is also a part of the museum. Built in the mid-16th century as a workshop to build and store oars, since 1980 it has housed an impressive collection of historical vessels, and is an extension of the main museum’s headquarters.

A visit to the Padiglione delle Navi

Museo Storico Navale
Museo Storico Navale photo credits IGer @principessabea

Venice’s Historic Naval Museum is currently closed for renovation but the Padiglione delle Navi, located just steps from the Naval Museum, is open for public viewing according to the below timetables.

1 June – 31 October: open daily, 8.45am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm);

1 November – 31 May: Mon-Thurs 8.45am-1.30pm, Fri 8.45am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm), Sat-Sun and public holidays 10am-5pm.

Full ticket price €5

Vaporetto lines:
1, 4.1, 4.2 (Arsenale stop)

GPS: 45.43268, 12.34988
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Castello 2162/c (Rio della Tana)

Phone: +39 041 2711411

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