- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
What to expect
- See the precious collection of Murano glasses
- Learn about the various techniques of the glass working
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
A surprising technique
This beautiful Museum collects precious pieces made from the XV to the XX century, and an important archaeological section that includes Roman remains between the I and the III century AC.
The building was once the Palace of the Bishops of Torcello and in 1659 became the residence of the bishop Marco Giustiniani, who shortly after bought it as a gift for the Torcellana diocese; in those years there was a renovation of the building on a project of Antonio Gaspari. When in 1805 the diocese was suppressed, the palace became property of the Venice Patriarchate, who sold it in 1840 to the city of Murano. In 1923, however, the Museum became part of the Civic Museums of Venice. Today you can still admire, on the main floor, the ceiling of the central hall which overlooks the Grand Canal of Murano, decorated with the eighteenth-century fresco by Francesco Zugno representing the allegorical Triumph of San Lorenzo Giustiniani, first Patriarch of Venice, and ancestor of the family who in the XVII century readapt the palace.
Collections and Masterpieces
In the archaeological section you can admire numerous finds illustrating the various techniques of the glass working, from the remains of the necropolis of Zara where the glass was mostly used to shape urns, to the more refined production of dishes and cups in semitransparent white glass.
Then we move to the section of the glass in the 15th century when it was born the so-called glass "cristallino" whose paternity is attributed to Angelo Barovier; in the 16th century however, was very fashionable the transparent or opaque glass, as well as the so-called "ice-glass"; in the 18th century were realized the so-called "use of Bohemia crystals" that had a lot of luck, and after a short period of crisis into the glass production that occurred in the 19th century, today Murano can boast numerous furnaces highly productive with a brand known all over the world.
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Children from 6 to 14 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Students from 15 to 25 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Citizens over 65 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens and residents in the Venice Municipality
- Children from 0 to 5 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Disabled people with escort
- The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the museum starting from entrance time.
- The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the museum.
- For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the museum.
- The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
- We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.
- The museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the museum or Italy Tickets.
2 years ago
"was beautiful "
2 years ago