Sala Colombiana /2
Salotto Turco
Cabina del Capitano
Mural El Grito de los Excluidos
Sezione  permanente Musiche del Mondo
Torre del Vento - Scale
Il Castello al tempo del Capitano
Panorama dal Castello
Panorama dal Castello 2
Passaggi segreti
Loggia Colombo Giovinetto con panorama
The Museum of World Cultures is housed in the Castello D’Albertis, home of captain Enrico Alberto D’Albertis, its creator.
After travelling by sea and land between the 19th-20th centuries, the Captain’s home collects pieces of his world in a romantic setting between “Chambers of Wonder” and colonial trophies.
His castle testifies to the strong fascination that the distant worlds he had visited exerted on his soul, permeated with Genoese traditions and the love for the sea, as well as curiosity about the unknown and the unventured. But there is more. A
 second exhibition stars at the entry of the 16th-century bastion, on which the castle was built. Here archaeological and ethnographic pieces are displayed through the dialogue with the peoples who produced them, thus giving voice to multiple perspectives and making our certainties relative.
Castello D’Albertis is not only the home of Captain D’Albertis but our own house, the cradle of our drives and fascinations, our fears and searches, the questions that mark our relationship with the world.

The museum route is one way and circular.

Visitors (except for families) have to follow the social distancing rules.

Before entering the building visitors have to:
  • wear face mask
  • sanitize their hands
  • undergo body temperature control
  • follow the rules of the social distancing
Visit-devices and cloakroom services are temporarily suspended.

The booking online is recommended (pre-sale € 1,50) 

Opening hours

Friday 10 a.m. -17 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 18 p.m. 

In case of weather warning RED the museum will be closed and all scheduled events will be cancelled.


  • Full price € 6,00
  • Reduced price (5-12 years- >65 anni - agreement) € 4,50
  • Free admission (children 0-4 years)
  • Groups (n. 1 free every 25 paying) € 4,50
  • Reduced price for schools (5-18 years) € 3,00 - Reservations are recommended
  • Tablet and multimedia players (italian, LIS, english, french, spanish) € 2,00

SPECIAL TICKETS with GALATA MUSEO DEL MARE and S518 NAZARIO SAURO SUBMARINE (this ticket includes general admission to both museums and the submarine, either on the same day or on different days) 

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Accessibility, reservations and useful info

The castle is fully accessible to disabled people.
The exhibition is based on different levels, connected via lifts and ramps.
Members of the staff may assist visitors using a wheelchair in finding the easiest route.
A wheelchair is available for use. Please ask a member of staff who will be able to assist.

The Museum also provides 10 media players and 7 tablets for an autonomous visit with audio, video and Italian Sign Language guides, as well as English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Accessit European Project


Two tactile models are available for blind visitors:
one allows the exploration of the museum and the park (1: 200 scale), while the other depicts the Museum in its urban context (1: 1000 scale)

Castello D'Albertis sign up to the project Museum for all realized by the Associazione l'abilità Onlus with the contribution of the De Agostini Foundation, to promote social inclusion and full access to culture for people with intellectual disabilities through paths and materials specific.
The texts describing the museum were written with a group of disabled people who for years habitually frequented the Castle.
It was a process of co-designing between the Museum and the Genoa Integration Cooperative under the ANFASS brand of Genoa.

How to book: 
Info and booking
Castello D’Albertis
Ph. +39 010 2723820
fax +39 010 2721456
e-mail :;

Useful info: 
Captain D’Albertis’ library, located in the Columbian Room, consists of more than 1,300 volumes.
The library is open for public consultation by appointment only.  Ph. +39 010 2723820 / 2723464

For searches click here

Castello D’Albertis is a prestigious venue that combines tradition and innovation thanks to the total refurbishment of the building and the flexibility of the organization running it.
A perfect mix of image, operational functionality and competitive economic conditions characterises one of the most exclusive location at a regional level.
Renowned for its hospitality, Castello D’Albertis is the perfect place to house press conferences, conventions, meetings, seminary and training courses for company staff, workshops, company dinners and gala dinners.
Italian and foreign companies and associations choose Castello D’Albertis also because of  our wide array of related service, such as: catering and transfer services, side activities including guided tours, booking office, stipulation of special agreements with hotels, and conference assistant services.
Moreover, in this wonderful location private ceremonies can take place, on occasion of which a professional catering and banqueting service will take care of the organization and the menu, offering full customization possibilities.
Here is a list of the events we usually cover: wedding receptions, private celebrations (birthdays, baptisms, First Holy Communions), graduation parties, film and commercial shootings, fashion shows, concerts and shows.
Professional photography services for ceremonies are also provided.

It is a peculiar means of transport that integrates an horizontal funicular (which travels at a speed of 4.5 m/6 along a tunnel) and a lift (which travels at a speed of 1.6 m/s), and that takes three minutes to travel from via Balbi to Castello D’Albertis and vice versa.
Thanks to this innovative design, people no longer need to walk through the 300-metre-long tunnel, but they can travel comfortably in a cabin. There are two cabins available for AMT-Public Transport customers: each cabin carries up to 23 people, for a total of 400 people per hour and in each direction.
The construction of the lift was financed by the Municipality of Genoa, the Liguria Region Administration and the EU Urban II Programme.

For Public Transport timetables  click herei

For info on Parking  clicck here



Corso Dogali, 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy