Museum of Old Monaco
Museum of Old Monaco (2 rue Emile de Loth, Monaco) – this museum displays objects relating to Monaco’s heritage; ceramics, paintings, furniture and costumes, and sets out scenes of daily life in days gone by. In 1924, representatives of old Monegasque families, who wished to fight against the risk of losing their national identity, set up “Le Comité National des Traditions Monégasques” (The National Committee of Monegasque Traditions), which includes in its missions : The preservation of civil and religious traditions; The preservation and promotion of the Monegasque language; and The preservation of the Monegasque heritage.
In the future, the fundamental missions needed to preserve Monegasque identity will be strengthened by another priority close to the heart of the committee: the preservation of the material heritage, by means of this museum, and, as well, the immaterial heritage, thanks to the diffusion of Monegasque language and culture through modern methods such as the Internet.
Free admission for all. Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Wednesdays & Fridays only). See the museum’s website for more info: www.traditions-monaco.com