Must-See Museums in Monaco
Famous around the world as a jetsetter's dream destination, Monaco is much more than luxury yachts and high-rolling Monte Carlo casinos. From classic car displays to colorful coral reefs, see below for our top picks of museums in Monaco.
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Dedicated to the study of the sea, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in Monaco-Ville houses displays of marine life collected by the city-state's Prince Albert I. Visitors can admire over 4,000 species of fish in the aquarium and shark lagoon, and gain insight into the natural beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
Monaco Naval Museum
Located by the marina at Fontvieille, the Monaco Naval Museum is home to over 250 models of famous ships from throughout history. Scale models of ships including the RMS Titanic, Spanish galleons, Viking longboats, and French biologist Jacques Cousteau's RV Calypso highlight the history of marine craft. You'll find models of everything from tiny one-man submarines to enormous cruise liners on display.
The Prince of Monaco Private Collection of Antique Cars
From horse-drawn carriages to classic sports cars, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III's private car collection ranks among the largest collections of its kind in Europe and tells the story of motoring through the ages. Visitors can admire cars including a 1929 Bugatti, a Ford Model T 1924, and a vintage Rolls Royce, among others—many of which have been featured in Monaco's famous Grand Prix.