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Museums and archives


This page highlights the archives and museums which own material documenting insurance and any related issues, such as economics, the law, statistics, actuarial mathematics.

Genoa State Archive

The state archive in Genoa holds the more ancient notarial archive in the world, which allows to study the birth of the insurance policy - on maritime transport as life and every possible event - since its early form of simulated contract

Aviva Group - Archives

The archives of the Aviva Group is situated in Norwich, in the historical premises of Norwich Union. This is the most important company archive in the United Kingdom and its documents reveal the history of British insurance of the last 300 years


Created by Gruppo Unipol to mark its 50th anniversary, this multi-functional space offers the public several activities, cultural areas, a media library, workshops, and also organises exhibitions, events and meetings

Museo del Seguro

Open to the public and housed in the premises of Fundaciòn MAPFRE, this museum preserves material on the history of insurance from the eighteenth century to date: from antique Ordenanzas de seguros to the first mutual associations, from the very first insurance companies to fire insurance

Museum der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft

Opened in 1998, this museum is situated in the city of Gotha, capital city of Thuringia and birth-place of the first two German insurance mutual associations, Gothaer Versicherungsbank, set up in 1820 and Gothaer Lebensversicherung, set up seven years later

Historic Museum of Reale Mutua

The museum of Società Reale Mutua di Assicurazioni di Torino originates from a selection of the most significant material kept in the Company’s archive. The museum was inaugurated in 2007, its layout and exhibition spaces underwent refurbishment in 2013

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