Correr Museum in Venice
The Teodoro Correr collection
This museum was born from the great passion of Teodoro Correr, one of the most known collectors of Venice. He has been very able in widening his collection during the years. He was born in 1750 and he exploited his great ability to buy, at very cheap prices, paintings, objects and ornaments. During the years of the republic and during the successive dominations, noble families were forced to sell a big part of their patrimony a cause of the economical difficulties. The rich Correr found a very good situation for his purpose, he could buy important pieces of art at selling off prices. Correr collected all the objects that he liked, without a real logic, and when he died he left all his assets to the city of Venice, but he also left very specific indications about the organization of the museum.
The Correr collection comprehends prints, books, paintings, manuscripts, silver objects, ivory objects, seals, weapons and numismatic collections… everything is in a perfect state of preservation because of the great care that Correr reserved to his precious objects. Vincenzo Lazari was charged to take care of the exposition and he enriched it too but, at the same time, he destroyed many documents that in his opinion should never be diffused.
Information to visit the Correr Museum: When: from the 1st April to the 1st November, from 10 am to 7 pm. From 2nd November to the 31st March, from 10 am to 5 pm. Never: 25th December, 1st January Tickets: 13 €, reduced tickets 7,50 €. This ticket is called “Card San Marco Museum Plus” allow you to enter in all the museum of Piazza San Marco (Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library) plus you can choose to visit one Museum among the Civic Venice Museums. How to get here: from the ferry station, Line 41, stop “San Zaccaria, Line 2 or Line 1, stop Vallaresso or San Zaccaria.