Venice Museum Pass | Gondolas, St. Mark’s Square with the Basilica di San Marco and the Campanile, the Doge’s Palace with its Bridge of Sighs, the quaint Cannaregio district, the Lido di Venezia and the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, this is typical Venice.
But Venice is also a city of art with probably more than 100 museums and exhibitions. The museum pass is rather addressed to those who are interested in arts and culture and who maybe want to stay a few days longer in the city and get to know more basic knowledge about the lagoon city beyond the classical and big museums.
The individual museum visits often do not last very long, but those interested should compare the sum of the entrance fees with the cost of a museum pass.
- 1 How much does the museum pass cost?
- 2 In which museum is free admission granted?
- 3 Is the museum pass worth it?
- 4 What can be seen in the museums?
- 5 Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum in the beautiful palace
- 6 Museum Palazzo Mocenigo – Fabrics & Fashion
- 7 Casa di Carlo Goldoni – A highlight for theatre fans
- 8 Murano Glass Museum – The history of glass
- 9 Ca’ Pesaro – Modern art from the 19th and 20th century
- 10 Burano Lace Museum – All about the fine handicraft
- 11 Natural History Museum of Venice – Findings from nature
How much does the museum pass cost?
|Venice Museum Pass||Price*||Online|
|Adults||35,00 €||Buy Pass Online|
|Children 0-6||free||Buy Pass Online|
|Museum Pass PLUS||45,00 €||Buy Pass Online|
|Children 0-6||free||Buy Pass Online|
*All prices mentioned in the entire texts are subject to change. The current price of a provider always counts. The museum pass is valid for 6 months.
In which museum is free admission granted?
In the following museums, holders of the Venice Museum Pass receive free admission. Here is a comparison with the normal ticket prices:
|Museums||Normal Price*||Reduced Price*|
|Doge's Palace||28,00 €||15,00 €|
|Ca' Rezzonico||16,40 €||13,90 €|
|Palazzo Mocenigo||8,00 €||5,50 €|
|Carlo Goldoni||5,00 €||3,50 €|
|Ca‘ Pesaro||10,00 €||7,50 €|
|Glass Museum (Murano)||10,00 €||7,50 €|
|Lace Museum||5,00 €||3,50 €|
|History Museum||8,00 €||5,50 €|
|Total Price||90,40 €||61,90 €|
The reduced prices apply to children, young people and other groups of people.
Is the museum pass worth it?
Holders of the museum pass pay 37,50 € for adults and 26,40 € for young people, students and senior citizens. So if you visit all the museums, you can save a lot of money by purchasing the Museum Pass.
Worthwhile especially for art and culture lovers, interested museum-goers and of course Venice fans.
Museum pass holders pay €35.00 for adults and also for young people, students and senior citizens. So if you visit all the museums, you save a lot of money by purchasing the museum pass. This is especially true for purchasers of the worthwhile Museum Pass Plus for only €10.00 more.
Note: Both versions of the Museum Pass also include the complete Chorus Pass for normally € 13.50. As mentioned above, the basic version also includes admission to the Jewish Museum in Cannaregio.
Worthwhile especially for art and culture lovers, interested museum goers and of course Venice fans is the lucrative Museum Pass plus.
What can be seen in the museums?
Here is some advance information on the museums included in the price of the museum pass, including exact address, opening hours and information on how to get there.
Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum in the beautiful palace
The museum, which is housed in the beautiful palace Casa Rezzonico, was opened in 1936. Visitors experience 18th century Venice in the Renaissance style building. Here you can not only see paintings by artists such as Giandomenico Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi or Pietro Longhi, but also get an impressive insight into the splendid life of the Venetian nobility at that time.
Impressive ceiling windows, chapel or ballroom are as worth seeing as antique furniture or the Venetian glass collection. Giorgio Massari designed another highlight at Ca’ Rezzonico: the grand staircase of honour. In a cafeteria, you can review your tour of the museum with a small snack. Further information also in the individual description of the Museum Ca’ Rezzonico.
- Address: Ca’ Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, 30123 Venezia
- Opening times: from Apr 1 to Oct 31 10.30 – 18.00, from Nov 1 to Mar 31 10.30 – 16.30 (last admission always 30 minutes before closing). Tuesday closing day
- How to get there: Canale Grande, Vaporetto line 1 Ca’ Rezzonico stop
Museum Palazzo Mocenigo – Fabrics & Fashion
In 1945 the last descendant of the influential Mocenigo family bequeathed the Gothic building to the city of Venice. Since 1985 it has served as a museum of fabrics and fashion with many exhibits of Venetian fashion from the 17th and 18th centuries. From the well-known dresses with a hip extension to various gloves, men’s waistcoats and corsets, you will find everything that is relevant in this field.
Film fans can expect a special exhibit, as the museum displays the ball gown from Anne Hathaway’s appearance at the Venice Film Festival. A library also provides information about the history of fabrics, fashion and costumes of the 18th century.
- Address: Palazzo Mocenigo, Santa Croce 1992, 30135 Venezia
- Opening times: Nov-Mar from 10:30 to 16:30, Apr to October 10:30 to 17:00 (last admission always 30 minutes before closing). Closed Mondays and 24 + 25 Dec, Jan 1 and May 1
- How to get there: Canale Grande, Vaporetto line 1 San Stae stop
Casa di Carlo Goldoni – A highlight for theatre fans
Once the birthplace and home of the librettist and comedy poet Carlo Goldoni, the palace now invites you on a small but exquisite foray into the art of theatre. The design of the rooms is based on scenes from his famous plays, which are also recreated by puppets.
In a video library, video material from the world of theatre is available for viewing. There is also a small puppet theatre to discover, which shows the construction of a stage at that time.
- Address: Casa di Carlo Goldoni, San Polo 2794, 30125 Venezia
- Opening times: Daily from 12:00 to 17:00, last admission 16:30, closed Wednesdays and 24.+25 Dec, Jan 1 and May 1
- How to get there: Canale Grande, Vaporetto line 1 or line 2 San Tomà stop
Murano Glass Museum – The history of glass
Venice is famous for glass production and especially for Murano glass. A history that already began in the Middle Ages. The Murano Glass Museum is one of the most famous museums of this kind worldwide. Spread over two floors you will see numerous exhibits from different centuries.
Among them are donations from the large glass companies of Murano. Admire for example a miniature garden made of glass or the huge chandelier. The Coppa Barovier is the highlight among the exhibits. In the 15th century, the magnificent blue chalice with elaborate decorations was a noble gift for weddings.
Even today it is still available as a copy in numerous souvenir shops. Furthermore, there are always changing glass artists exhibiting in the glass museum of Murano.
- Address: Glass Museum Fondamenta Giustinian 8, 30121 Murano
- Opening times: Nov to Mar from 10:30 am to 16:30 pm, Apr to Oct 10:30 to 17:30 pm, the last admission always 30 minutes before closing
- How to get there: Water bus: from Piazzale Roma and Venice Santa Lucia railway station, take line 4.1 or line 4.2, get off at Museo Murano, from Lido di Venezia take line 5.1 to the Fondamenta Nuove stop, then change to line 4.1, get off at Museo Murano
Ca’ Pesaro – Modern art from the 19th and 20th century
Chagall, Kandinsky, Moore, Klimt or Klee are only some of the artists whose works you can see in the important collections at Ca’ Pesaro. Stroll past sculptures and paintings of the 19th and 20th century. Furniture designed by the carpenter Carlo Bugatti is also interesting. Masterpieces of sculpture accompany historical glassworks. On the third floor of the palace, lovers of Japanese art get their money’s worth.
There is one of the most important collections in the world. Among the more than 3000 objects, not all of which are always on display at the same time, you can see Japanese armour, swords, daggers and valuable figurines made of porcelain. But not only the exhibits are worth seeing. The building itself is also impressive. It belongs to the most gorgeous buildings in Venice.
- Address: Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Santa Croce 2076, 30135 Venice
- Opening times: From Nov to Mar 10:30 – 16:30, Apr to Oct 10:30 – 18:00, last admission always 30 minutes before closing, Monday closing day
- How to get there: Canale Grande, waterbus line 1 San Stae stop
Burano Lace Museum – All about the fine handicraft
The tradition of handmade lace has existed for several centuries. These are elaborately decorated cloths and blankets made of yarn and fabric. Today there are only a few people left who practice this special craft. Here you have the possibility to inform yourself about the history of this handicraft art.
Take a look at Burano lace from the 18th century, learn how the lace handicraft became a historical cultural asset or experience ladies performing their craft in the former lace school.
- Address: Museo del Merletto Piazza Galuppi 187, 30142 Burano
- Opening times: Nov to Mar 10:30 – 16:30, April to Oct 10:30 – 17:00, last admission always 30 minutes before closing, closed Mondays and 25 Dec, Jan 1 and May 1
- How to get there: From Piazzale Roma take line 4.1, line 4.2 or line 5.2 to Fondamenta Nuove and change at number 12 to Burano stop; From Lido di Venezia take line 5.1 to Fondamenta Nuove and change at number 12, Burano stop
Natural History Museum of Venice – Findings from nature
You are interested in the evolution and development of living beings or strategies of animals and plants? Then the Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia is the right place for you. Collected, conserved exhibits from nature are on display. The modern natural history museum is equipped with lots of technology and light effects.
A large collection of preserved animals including birds, mammals and also small invertebrates. A huge dinosaur skeleton from the Sahara can be admired. Hymenoptera belongs to the order of insects. The Natural History Museum of Venice has one of the largest collections in the world. A visit should fascinate especially children.
- Address: Museo di Storia nature, Santa Croce 1730, 30135 Venezia
- Opening times: Nov to May Tue-Fri 9:00 – 17:00, Sat + Sun 10:30 – 17:00; Jun to Oct, Tue – Fri 10:00 – 18:00, Sat + Sun 10:30 – 8:00, last admission always 30 minutes before closing, closed Mondays, 25 Dec, 1 Jan and 1 May
- How to get there: Canale Grande, waterbus line 1 San Stae stop