History museum of Bastia: discover the ancient capital of Genoese Corsica

Corsican museums: History museum of Bastia

For your next vacation to Bastia, you have already created the itinerary with the things to see. Add a new item to your list: it’s the History museum of Bastia. One of the most famous and important museums of Corsica, not to be missed if you want to give your vacation a touch of culture.


The museum

The town planning, the political, social and economic relevance of the city, its intellectual and artistic wealth: these are the three cornerstones on which the permanent exhibition displayed in the rooms of the History museum are set. Each of these pillars has a specific section of the permanent exhibition that collects works of art, furniture, everyday objects.

All these things narrate the story of the ancient capital of Genoese Corsica.


Where it is

The museum is in avenue Pierre Giudicelli. Several shuttles to the museum leave from the railway station of Bastia. If you prefer to go by car, there is a pay and display parking nearby.


Opening hours

During high season:

  • from May 1 to September 30, the museum is open from 10am to 6:30pm
  • close on Monday in the months of May, June and September
  • open every day in July and August

During low season:

  • from October 1 to April 30, the museum is open from 9am to 12am and from 2pm to 5pm
  • close on Sunday and Monday


Further information

For further information about the History museum of Bastia (any changes to opening hours, ticket, exhibitions and events), you can visit the official website of the museum, Musee-bastia.com (also available in English).


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