Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale), Venice, Italy
Riva S. Biasio Castello, 2148, Venice, Italy 30122| Map |
It’s easy to forget that Venice was once a force to be reckoned with, but the Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale) serves as an excellent reminder of the city’s medieval maritime glory. Though often overlooked, it’s definitely worth the visit and gives guests an interesting insight into this foundational aspect of Venetian culture. The Naval History Museum is an impressive building featuring four packed floors of maritime paraphernalia, intricate models and even a banner flown by the victorious Venetian fleet at the famous battle of Lepanto. Visitors may be surprised to learn that the manned torpedo was invented in Italy, or that the Doge officiated an annual marriage between the city and the sea, even presenting the waters with a huge ring from his grand vessel, the Bucintoro. Kids can indulge their high seas fantasies on the third and fourth floors, home to a number of Chinese junks and Viking warships. Additional vessels are housed in adjacent warehouses, which are also accessible to visitors. The whole family can spend hours oohing and aahing over Venice’s naval history for a shockingly low price, €1.55. Even landlubbers can’t say no to that.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The Naval History Museum is comprised of four floors filled with marine objects. Many kids love boats, which makes this a great outing since there are models of ships everywhere. A great venue for those rainy days.
Address: Riva S. Biasio Castello, 2148, Venice, Italy 30122| Map
Phone: +39 041 244 1399
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 1:30 pm; Sat 8:45 am - 1 pm More Info
Price: Admission: $4 More Info