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Naval History Museum Venice
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Venetian Ships Pavilion and the Castello District
Ranked #80 of 604 things to do in Venice
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing value”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

In the wildly expensive city of Venice this surely has to be the bargain find. The Navy Museum (Museo Storico Navale) cost 1.55 Euros each (yes one euro fifty five cents). It’s situated over 5 floors and covers much of the maritime history of Venice & more recently the Italian Navy from WW1 onwards (although I guess not surprisingly saying nothing about Taranto 1940).
We were fascinated by the history and the impressive maritime position Venice held throughout the years, and many of the sea battles we knew nothing about. There were many amazing model boats on display too, but to be honest we whizzed through a section on Chinese junks! Check the opening times, it was only open in the mornings up to 1:30pm when we went.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A naval history not only of Venice but of the Med”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Wonderful Museum, possibly take advantage of a Navy veteran to guide you through the history behind all the pieces. A jewel for Venice, Italy and the Med.

Visited July 2013
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“A relief”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This for me was a very good relief from the churches , eateries and sunshine on our visit to Venice . If a little plain except for the anchors on the outside then the inside does good justice for the maritime and naval scene that has been a part of Venice since its inception .
1st floor is armaments 2nd ancient 3rd clothing and modern military models 4th artworks and gondolas with the 5th floor Swedish . Very cheap at 1.55 euro and the toilets are free even if they have a constant queue for them male and female .

Visited May 2013
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Erkrath, Germany
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“Best value for money in Venice”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This museum is really the best value for money in the whole of Venice! the entrance fee is just 1,55 Euro, YES JUST 1,55 €!! it has an amazing collection of historical remnants and models dating back to the 15th Century. the museum is exhibited over 5 floors and is really more than impressive. A walk around the Arsenale area that is accessible (most of the area is closed off to the public as it is a military zone) leaves a great impression of the not so often visited areas of Venice.

Visited July 2013
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“Great for little kids”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Our 4 year old loved it here. It put the history of Venice as a seafaring nation in perspective for older kids. Very cheap. Cheaper than public toilet ticket in midfle of town when considering all 3 of our kids were free! Friendly staff. Not busy. Seemed to be only Italian children in here. Was a nice stop prior to taking vaporetto to Murano and something in our day for our littlest kid. Only open until 1 pm so go early.

Visited July 2013
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