Most museums are located in nearby La Spezia, a stopover on most trips to and from Cinque Terre. Several of these museums focus on the area's maritime history.

Museo Navale -- museum collections include exhibitions celebrating the area's maritime history, including diving suits, ship prows, and displays of different boat constructions. The museum is open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Price of admission is 1.55 Euro.

Museo Civico Entografico -- museum collections feature items from the region including traditional costumes, jewelry, furniture, and pottery. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price of admission is 2 Euro.

Museo Amedeo Lia -- museum collections include a variety of items of Italian origin, including liturgical objects, miniatures, portraits, bronze and marble sculptures, and paintings from the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is closed every Monday (aside from Easter Monday), January 1, August 15, and December 25. Cost of admission is 6 Euro for adults; 4 Euro for groups, children aged 14-18, and students; 3 Euro for seniors (70 and over) and children aged 6 to 13. For 8 Euro, you can get admission into the Seals Museum, Castle of San Giorgio, Ethnographic Museum, and Amedeo Lia Museo.

Museo Civico Archeologico -- museum collections feature a number of items of archeological importance, including mosaics, artworks, and other historical objects. The museum is open Wednesday to Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer. Price of admission is 5 Euro for adults, 4 Euro for groups and students (aged 14-18, and university students), 3 Euro for seniors over the age of 70 and children aged 6 to 13. Admission is free for children under the age of six.