The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is a museum of marine sciences that is situated in Monaco. The museum was opened in 1910 by Prince Albert I. The museum is situated in a Baroque Revival building that towers over the cliff face and the sea below. The museum is the home of a large amount of sea fauna. It also displays boats, sea animal skeletons, tools and weapons that were used at sea. An aquarium in the basement of the museum displays a wide array of sea life. Four thousand species of fish and over 200 families of invertebrates can be seen. The aquarium also features a presentation of Mediterranean and tropical marine ecosystems.
If travelling by car, the museum advises visitors to park at ‘Les Pêcheurs’. By bus, take the 1 or 2 bus in the direction of ‘Monaco Ville’ and get off at ‘Place de la Visitation’. The closest train station to the museum is Monaco’s train station which is a 10-minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum operates different opening schedules during different parts of the year. In the summer months the museum is open 9am-7pm and in the winter the museum is open 10am-6pm. Entry prices vary for the museum depending on what time of the year you visit but the main price is around 18 euros for adults and 10 euros for concessions.