29 March 2010

The Museum of Old Monaco

Far from the glamour of the yachts in Port Hercule and tucked away in a tiny side street on le rocher is the Museum of Old Monaco or the 'Müseu d'u Veyu Mùnegu' as it is known in Monegasque.

The National Committee of Monegasque Traditions was founded in 1924, and in a tiny space of only 145 m2 - spread over three levels - you can discover Monaco as it once was. In all, 15,000 items are on display.

The Museum of Old Monaco was opened in 1974 by Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. It is open to the public every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00h to 17.00h.

Click HERE to see four pages of the wonders you'll find inside.


Virginia said...

Beautiful but I can't take my eyes of those wonderful blue chairs!

Anonymous said...

I went there after (re-)opening after renovation 3 years ago. I must say, they are so nice there!!! I arrived 30 min before official closing time. The door was still open, but light was off and the stuff was already on the way out as there were no visitors. When they saw that I was interested they welcomed me in, though I said I could come again next time. They turned the light on again and I got a private tour! Monaco people are so friendly!
Barbara from Germany

Kate said...

The tile roof and the exquisite wrought iron are fantastic!

Leif Hagen said...

I especially like the top photo with the balconies and tall windows with shutters!

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