The museum is dedicated to the history and material culture of the Venetian lagoon and valleys (hunting, fishing, environment, etc.) preserving artefacts and documents relating to.
The museum also houses an archaeological section, with late medieval and Renaissance materials found in the surrounding lagoon areas. More voluminous materials, such as boats and valley artefacts, are housed outdoors. The surrounding area, encompassing practically the entire Averto Valley, is also equipped with educational trails, making it one large open-air museum.