The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum in Venice, Italy. The museum is situated on the Grand Canal at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades. The museum was established in 1951 when Guggenheim started to display her art to the public seasonally but after her death, the Guggenheim foundation opened the museum year-round in 1980. The collection contains art from Italian and American modernists with genres such as cubism and surrealism on display.
If you are not staying in Venice then one public transport travel option is to board a ferry to the city, the museum is situated close to multiple ferry terminals and is a 5-minute walk from the major terminals. Another option is to catch a train to Venice’s local train station which is a 10 minute walk away. If you are already in Venice then the most common way to get to the museum is on foot.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open six days a week, Wednesday to Monday 10am-6pm with Tuesdays being the weekly day of closure. Admission for adults is set at 16.50 euros with concession prices available.