Collection of Weights and Measures

The City’s Historical Archive in Palazzo Ducale, besides the archival documentation of the Magistrate of Goods, also holds a collection of weights and measures used in the city of Genoa before the introduction of the metric system, in the aftermath of its annexation to the French Empire (1805).

Since March 2005, a substantial selection of standards, kept in the cathedral of San Lorenzo until the introduction of the metric system, have been on display to the public in the rooms of the Strada Nuova Museums, next to the Coin and Medal Collections.