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Carnival Museum in Viareggio

The Carnival Museum in Viareggio is one of the essential stops for anyone arriving in the city. A space that witnessed over one hundred years of local history, through which you can learn about Viareggio’s culture, traditions, and folklore.

It is full of exhibition routes, spaces where you can experience all the creations first-hand, educational stands that illustrate the various phases of the creative process, and workshops.
All of this inside the Carnival Citadel, the largest Italian thematic centre dedicated to masks, with two museums, a historical documentary centre, and the hangars where the large allegorical floats are made and kept.

And starting this year, the art will acquire a new exhibition space. Hangar number 16 houses the ‘Espace Gilbert’, dedicated to one of the most beloved builders of the Carnival of Viareggio, Gilbert Lebigre.
It is an exhibition space that houses the key elements of the floats that paraded in Viareggio. These are divided into thematic areas dedicated to satire, science fiction, bureaucracy, and children.

There are also areas dedicated to projections and art itineraries.
The exhibition, curated by architect Velia Gini Bartoli, is dynamic in all its aspects, because with each new Carnival the old artworks are replaced with new ones.
The ‘Espace Gilbert’ is a space dedicated to all the Masters who contributed to writing the history of the Carnival of Viareggio.

It can be visited on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Special openings are planned on the Masquerade Courses days from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

The cost of the ticket is € 5.00.
Ticket reduced to € 3.00 for reserved for Touring Club members and University students from the Tuscany region; free for children up to 11 years of age.
Free admission for everyone every second Sunday of the month.

For info and reservations, you can write to cittadelladelcarnevale@ilcarnevale.com or call 058453048 and 3429207959 on Monday (10 am – 12 pm), Wednesday (10 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm), and on Thursday and Friday (3 pm – 7 pm).

The Carnival Citadel is located in Piazza Burlamacco, just over two kilometres from Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte.

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