Minister of State tours ‘Monaco and the Ocean, from exploration to protection’

The Minister of State has visited, in preview, the new space of the Oceanographic Museum dedicated to the commitment of the Princes of Monaco to the knowledge and the protection of the marine world.

The tour took place on Wednesday, July 11, in the presence of Mrs Marie -Pierre Gamaglia, Minister of Infrastructure, Environment and Urbanism and representatives of various institutions.

This immersive 700-square-metre space is a major addition to the museum’s visitor experience, combining optical theatre, multimedia devices and other features, all focussed on a 27 metre-long scenic ship.

Minister of State visiting the Oceanographic Museum

The experience revisits more than 100 years of history and offers a panorama of the current challenges in the protection of the Ocean, while highlighting the Sovereigns’ passion for the sea.

Albert I, the humanist prince, pioneered modern oceanography; Rainier III took the first measures to protect the Mediterranean, based on the explorations of Commander Cousteau; while HSH Prince Albert II mobilises experts and decision-makers to protect the oceans.

The Oceanographic Museum has 650,000 annual visitors.