Naval History Museum, Venice

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Learn about Venice’s military and naval history through artifacts, photos, and models at Naval History Museum. On the ground, see displays about Venetian artillery and fortresses, as well as a number of torpedoes in the World War II exhibit. Next, learn about Admiral Francesco Morosini, known for driving the Turks out of the Peloponnese. View painstakingly crafted model ships, some of them 2 m (6.6 ft) long. On the third floor, learn about the history of gondoliers and see several models of gondolas, including one owned by the art patroness Peggy Guggenheim. Work out when and for how long to visit Naval History Museum and other Venice attractions using our handy Venice tour site.
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  • I consider myself to be a history DORK and usually a good museum really makes my day. The majority of the exhibits in this museum are models in glass boxes and it just wasn't all that great. If you....  more »
  • This old museum is a little bit difficult to realize as museum when looking outside. Inside it has very large cavalcade of boats, ship(s), guns, pictures and lot more stories to tell from ancient...  more »
  • A great museum at a good price. Our son loves boats so we figured he would like this museum and we were right. It has a lot in it and a lot to read about but mostly a lot to look at. So many boats and canons with great detail on them and at the top there is a really nice seashell exhibit which was a nice bonus. It gets to be a little much at the end but as with any museum see what you want and skip the rest.
  • Was a good museum and with the 10 Euro per person price tag. We didn't almost two hours here seeing the extensive naval history that Venice has played a part it. Lots of models and historic cannons on display. The staff was mostly friendly and the building was easy to navigate. The downside were that as you progressed up the levels the English translations begin to disappear and you find yourself rushing through the final floors. It left a little to be desired, but all in all was a good stop.

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