Correr Civic Museum (Museo Civico Correr)

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Key Info

Piazza San Marco San Marco 52

Price & Hours

20 euros (about $23.40) for adults; 13 euros (...
10 a.m.-5 or 7 p.m. daily

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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The Correr Civic Museum, also known as the Museo Correr, is a large museum that displays art and artifacts from Venice's history as well as the former royals quarters. If you're also planning to visit Doge's Palace (the former government seat and leader's residence), the standard ticket includes entry to this attraction. Many recent travelers said that's how they ended up at the Correr Museum. Those who visited the museum said they were pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed the museum considering it wasn't on their must-see list (though they recommend you add it to yours). Others enjoyed the museum's peace and quiet and said it's a great escape from the crowds in Piazza San Marco. Reviewers were also pleased with the on-site cafe. 

St. Mark's Square Museums tickets, which include combined entry to Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, cost 20 euros (about $23.40) for adults and 13 euros (about $15.20) for kids 6 to 14. From November to March, Museo Correr is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from April to October it's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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