The Maritime Museum of Pegli is currently closed. The Museum, however, is alive: it is working to make itself a secure place and planning new paths and new moments to share with its visitors in view of the future reopening. Currently some rooms of the Museum host the Liceo G. Mazzini of Pegli’s students in order to guarantee them more space for the face-to-face classes. With this initiative we keep on promoting culture and strengthening the role of the Museum towards the territory that hosts it.

The Maritime Museum of Pegli is currently closed. The Museum, however, is alive: it is working to make itself a secure place and planning new paths and new moments to share with its visitors in view of the future reopening. Currently some rooms of the Museum host the Liceo G. Mazzini of Pegli’s students in order to guarantee them more space for the face-to-face classes. With this initiative we keep on promoting culture and strengthening the role of the Museum towards the territory that hosts it.

Pegli Maritime Museum

The Museum is part of the Mu.MA -Institution Museums of the Sea and Migration, together with the Galata Maritime Museum, the Museum of the lighthouse “La Lanterna” and the Commenda di Prè that will house the future MEI Museum of Italian Migration.

The Renaissance villa of Giovanni Andrea Doria, nephew and heir of the famous admiral Andrea Doria,  houses the maritime collections of Genoa and the Rivieras, ranging from the 15th to the 19th century.The collections were mostly acquired by the Municipality of Genoa thanks to important donations and they were first exhibited in the aristocratic residence in 1930, when the villa became public property. The villa itself has great charm also due to the frescoes that still preserves.

Visitors can admire precious maps, paintings, drawings, ship models, construction and navigation tools, and “visit” the old shipyards and workshops of the maritime world. Of great significance are the stories of work culture of Ligurian sailors and shipwrights.

In recent years, the museum has established itself as a veritable cultural arena for the west of Genoa, a meeting place for Associations offering a rich program of art exhibitions, as well as cultural and social events.

 

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In 1922, one of the most important naval designers in the country, the engineer Fabio Garelli, donated his private collection to the Municipality of Genoa, made up of a rich collection of models, watercolors, engravings, drawings and books.

Many other bequests have been added to the Garelli donation, among which that of the Librarian of the shipowner Gio. Batta Bibolini particularly stands out.

It is from these two collections that many of the most significant works of the museum come.