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Museo Storico Navale

Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 1399
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Venetian Ships Pavilion and the Castello District
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naval history” (52 reviews)
“on display” (15 reviews)
“world war ii” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 1399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum itself is still closed. Only the annex, the Ship Pavilion, is open. For 5euros one can see a few boats/ships, but there is nothing in English about Venice's naval history and very limited English explanations.There is a toilet here!

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If the jostling , pushy crowds in St Marks Square are beginning to get you down , solace is not far away . Take the Line 1 Vaporetto towards the Lido , get off at Arsenale , and follow the signs towards the Arsenal, and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slightly tucked away, thought it closed at first till finding another entrance. This place has some very interesting exhibits but they are not well explained or lit. The place needs redecorating and made lighter. Perhaps a video showing the Baglietto speed boat achieving it`s records....More

Thank jacqueline p
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The museum was moved to another building during working progress... The different boats are impressive, but there is no explanation... For 5 € it is ok.

Thank Alfred D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I made a special trip to view this museum, but despite getting there during their opening hours, it was closed with no explanation either at the site, or on the website. Also, around Central Venice, there are notices advertising the Museum. I went to a...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Disinterested staff, a musty environment, poor lighting and poorly presented displays. The Ventians are clearly not interested in presenting their naval history. We spent over an hour visiting the museum, but other than the photos we took, came away not much wiser.

Thank sailorman46
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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 11 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

2  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
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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18 February 2016|
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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