Even though the space is rather limited in this historic jewel, the number of museums as well as the richness of their collections is very surprising. Not only are the museums with historical theme so numerous and with rich collections, but there are also museums dedicated to contemporary art. Therefore, visitors will be able to learn about the wealthy period of Venetian commerce, expansions and falls, but also to learn about contemporary art where some visitors will admire the modern art, while others will wonder if this is really art. On this page you will find a full list of museums in the city of Venice.
Museum Palazzo Ducale is located in Doge’s Palace in Venice. This breath taking palace testifies to the wealth and importance of the Venetian Republic, especially through its beautiful architecture and enormous fresco-painted institutional rooms that fascinate most visitors.
The museum Correr is one of the museums in the group of Piazza San Marko museums. It is located in a part of the palace once built for kings and emperors of the newer Venetian history. Visitors will evidence different lavishly decorated rooms which were once used by different sovereigns, but also learn about the history of the Venetian Republic and get to know Venetian art.
Great School of San Rocco or in Italian Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a unique tourist attraction in Venice, which is deeply rooted in the Venetian tradition. These schools were actually confraternities where people with similar interests met in order to wield more political power. Members of these schools were mostly merchants and ordinary citizens i.e. people who were not of noble background.
Punta della Dogana is a beautiful building that is used for the temporary exhibitions of the selected contemporary art pieces from the Pinault collection. It is located on the edge of the Canale Grande, therefore it also offers a great view on the center of Venice and the Venetian bay.
This museum is dedicated to famous Murano glass, made exclusively on the Murano Island but due to the extremely developed Venetian trade fleets reached numerous countries on different continents and established itself for its quality. Here you will have the chance to get to know the 700 years long history of glassmaking on the Murano Island.