Museums in Venice


Town: Venice Address: Piazza San Marco Phone: +39 041 2405211 Price: 6 - 11 EUR Museo Civico Correr is the most ambitious project aiming to present the diachronic development of Venice in all aspects of art and life. It's set on the Piazza San Marco and encompasses the Main Section, the Napoleonian Wing, the Procuratie Nuova, the Resurgimento Museum and the Libreria Sansoviniana. They contain historical objects from all areas of human history – from weapons and costumes to art objects,
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Town: Venice Address: Piazza San Marco 52 Phone: +39 041 5225978 Price: 9 - 14 EUR The Venice Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest museums in Venice. It's located in the heart of the city, near the Marciana Library. It offers rich collections connected with the Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Assiryan-Babylonian civilizations. The museum is open to visitors daily. The Archaeological Museum was built in 1523 by virtue of the will of Domenico Grimani.
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Town: Venice Phone: +39 041 2771702 e-mail: museodiocesano@patriarcatovenezia.it The Diocesian Museum of Sacred Art was established in the 1970s with the goal to represent the essence of the numerous examples of sacred art in the diocese. Venice and its lovely churches provided fascinating resources, and the exhibitions have always had two major objectives – to amaze with its artistic value and to educate using artistic means. Today, the rich collection of the Diocesian Museum in Venice contains paintings,
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Town: Venice Address: Santa Croce 1730 Phone: +39 041 2750206 Fondaco dei Turchi (or as it reads in Venetian, Fondega) is a palace in Venice located on the Grand Canal. This Byzantine palace is among the most beautiful buildings in the city. During its long history of about seven centuries, it has served as the home for many famous aristocrats, artists and other VIPs of the time. In modern times,
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Town: Venice Address: Fondamenta Giustinian 8, Murano Phone: +39 041 739586 e-mail: mkt.musei@comune.venezia.it Price: 3 - 6 EUR The Glass Museum is hosted in a palace which was once the residence of the bishops of Torcello. Years later, it became the city hall of the municipality of Murano, after which it was annexed to the Venice municipality, and the Glass Museum (which had already been installed here) became one of Venice's civic museums. The palace is a beautiful Gothic building,
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Town: Venice Address: Cannaregio 2902/b Phone: +39 041 715359 e-mail: museoebraico@codesscultura.it Price: 2 - 8.5 EUR The Jewish Museum in Venice is more a complex than just a museum. A gateway to the well-known Jewish Ghetto in Venice, the museum is situated downstairs from a charming bookshop. You can find here three rooms exhibiting objects of goldsmith, jewellery, carpentry, textile and various belongings of the Jewish families that once inhabited the ghetto. What's most fascinating about visiting the Jewish Museum is taking advantage of the guided tours of the synagogues in Venice organized by the staff.
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Town: Venice Address: Piazza San Marco Phone: +39 041 5225697 The Marciano Museum is located within the Basilica San Marco in Venice. It's among the most-visited venues in the city, and its gallery provides a splendid view on the basilica. The museum also has a charming balcony opening onto the square. Before turning into a museum, this section of the basilica was used by dignitaries who attended the ceremonies held here. The site offers a collection of tapestries,
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Town: Venice Address: 1992 Salizada San Stae Phone: +39 041 721798 The Mocenigo Palace used to be the residence of the Mocenigo family in the 18th Century. The Mocenigo family used to be one of the most significant for the political life of Venice, as six doges originated from it. The palace today has been transformed into a museum, exhibiting impressive collections of books, textiles, furnishings, costumed figures from different historical periods, and some of the exhibits come from the Guggenheim,
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Town: Venice Address: Ca' Pesaro, San Stae Phone: +39 0415241173 The Museo Orientale is located on the top floor of the Venice Modern Art Museum. It's a true paradise for admirers of Chinese, Indonesian and especially Japanese culture and art. The rich collections represent various objects such as clothes, musical instruments, weapons, etc. The Japanese collection covers the Edo period and the two other most impressive exhibitions are the exclusive collection of weapons and the amazing Chinese porcelain.
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Town: Venice Address: Palazzo Flangini Phone: +39 041 5226581 e-mail: info@istitutoellenico.org The Palazzo Flangini, or former Scuolo di San Nicolo di Greci, is where one can now find a unique museum. The Icons Museum in Venice exhibits a rich collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine examples of iconic art. The museum is supported by the Greek community in Venice and by other Orthodox communities. Besides the icons, the exhibitions also present illuminated manuscripts,
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Town: Venice Address: Santa Croce 1730 Phone: +39 041 2750206 e-mail: nat.mus.ve@comune.venezia.it One of those museums each city must have, the Natural History Museum of Venice was established at the beginning of the 20th Century to gather all scientific collections in one place. After the Correr Museum was transferred to its present location at Piazza San Marco, all natural history collections from the museums in town were transferred to the Fondego dei Turchi and the museum was founded.
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Town: Venice Address: Riva S. Biasio Castello 2148 Phone: +39 041 5200276 Price: 1.55 - 2 EUR The sailing nation of Venetians must have hidden their biggest secrets in here. The Museum of Naval History and the Arsenale in Venice will lead you along the evolution of boats and sailing equipment, the history of the Venetian navy and more. The museum also includes naval collections from the North with Viking sailing vessels, Chinese junks, silk panels and also some interesting lagoon crafts.
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Town: Venice Address: Campo San Vio 864 Phone: +39 041 5210755 The Cini Palazzo is a marvellous 16th-century building located between the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the Academia Galleries. It used to be the residence of Count Vitorio Cini, and after his death it was turned into a museum. The Cini Palazzo Museum displays a rich collection of the former owner, including paintings of the Tuscan school, ceramics, Murano chandelliers, goldsmith works, furnishings and other art objects.
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Town: Venice Address: San Marco 3958 (Campo San Beneto) Phone: +39 041 5200995 Price: 5 - 8 EUR Once a residence of the Pesaro family in San Beneto, in the 19th Century the building was transformed by Mariano Fortuny into an atelier. It was here that he accumulated and spread his inspiration for photography, textile and stage design, as well as painting. After his death, the building was donated by Fortuny's widow and transformed into a museum.
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Town: Venice Address: Castello 4778 campo S. M. Formosa Phone: +39 041 2711411 The museum is hosted in the former family residence of the Querini Stampali family. The building is an architectural monument in itself, and home to impressive collections of art objects today. Art lovers will be delighted to discover works by Bellini, Longhi, Palma, Ricci and others. The museum also presents some artefacts and design objects dating mainly from the 16th Century.

One of the most fascinating features of the museum is also the main vocation of the Foundation's work – the library and archives.
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Town: Venice Address: S. Geremia, Cannaregio Phone: +39 041 5242812 The Palazzo Labia is one of the lovely palaces on the Canale Grande, built in the 17th Century. It has an imposing façade featuring four eagles. The palace itself is built of Istrian stone and impresses with its well-preserved exterior. Today, the museum is the RAI headquarters, but can still be seen as a museum. A special appointment is needed, but admission is free.
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