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Collection: Disegni tecnici, modellini, attrezzature di cantiere, di bordo, da pesca, subacquee, strumentazione nautica, documenti di bordo e personali
Area: Versilia
District/Locality: Viareggio
Address: via Peschiera, 9 (east embankment)
Tel: 0584/371413-966346
Phone: 0584/371413-966346
Fax: 0584-961076
email: viareggiocultura@comune.viareggio.lu.it

The museum was projected in 1920 but it has been carried out just in 2006 in the historic Fish Market building along the bank of Burlamacca canal. The town of Viareggio has confided to this museum the memory of its relationship with the sea. It collects documents, finds, relics which remind the town primacy in shipbuilding industry, in subacqueous explorations and refloatings.
The museum displays a popularization activity by preparing didactic tours, exhibitions, meetings, and books presentations, that aims to spread the wide scientific and technic heritage accumulated in shipbuilding and navigations fields, the local seafaring comunity traditions and its literary and artistic picture.
Infos

Ticket
Full € 3.00 - Reduced € 2.00 (over 65 years, disabled)
Free admission for children up to 14 years
Every second Sunday of the month: free admission
Handicap access
Guided tours: by reservation (tel. 0584 - 966346)
Didactic activity for schools
Historycal news

The Museum explains by its object the seafaring traditions of Viareggio, its contribution to the sea activities developement, in the last period of sailing boats.
Ships designs and models, master – carpenters’ caulkers’ and sawyers’ tools remind the historic shipyards of Viareggio, which produced sailing vessels admired all over the world for hulls elegance and unquestioned nautical quality.
Nautical instrumentation and ship equipement show the long navigation experience and historical evolutions of navigation technics.
Whereas subacqueous equipement tell some pioneer refloating in depth sea, such as the discover of the relic Egypt and the bringing up of its golden and silver shipload by legendary deep-sea divers of Viareggio.
The relationship between human beings and sea is narrated by personal papers and board documents; works of art made by local and visiting artists illustrate characters and landascapes almost desappeared.
Summer time

16 June / 15 September
From Tuesdays to Sundays
From 18.00  to 23.00
Closing: All Mondays
Winter time

16 September / 15 June
From Tuesdays to Sundays
From 15:30 to 19:30
Closing: All Monday, January 1, March 25 (patron), Easter, May 1, December 25
Inauguration

2006
Ticket price

Intero € 3,00 - Ridotto € 2,00 (oltre i 65 anni, disabili)
Ingresso gratuito per i ragazzi fino a 14 anni
Ogni seconda domenica del mese: ingresso libero
Chiusura: tutti i lunedì
How to reach

by car: A11 dir, branch Lucca-Viareggio of the motorway A11, from Lucca; state road S.S.1 Aurelia from Pisa
public transport: Clap buses from Lucca, Lazzi buses from Pisa; railway Lucca-Viareggio and Pisa-Viareggio
By car: from Lucca A11 exit Viareggio, S.S. 1 Aurelia from Pisa
Public transport:Extra-urban bus CTTNord from Lucca, Pisa and Florence (Piazza D'Azeglio);
Viareggio Railway Station: railway lines from Massa, Pisa, Florence, Lucca
Bibliography

- G. Borella,  (a cura di), I palazzi pubblici di Viareggio, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 2003

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