Murano Glass Museum in Venice
Murano Glass Museum in Venice

Murano Glass Museum

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Good To Know

Specialisation
Handblown glass

The Murano Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro in Italian) is a museum on the history of glass, including the world-famous Murano glass and is situated on the island of Murano, just north of Venice. The museum is set within the Gothic-style Palazzo Giustinian, once the residence of the bishops of Torcello. In 1659 it became the residence of Bishop Marco Giustinian who later purchased the property and donated it to the Torcello diocese. Today the museum is part of the Venice Civic Museums network.

The museum’s collection, one of the most complete in the world and laid out chronologically on the first floor of the museum, includes works dating from the Roman Empire to the present day. Visitors may view many noteworthy pieces including creations by the Barovier & Toso glass company and glass textiles designed by Carlo Scarpa in the late 1930s.

Except for occasional purchases, even today additions are made to the museum’s collection thanks to donations by the island’s glassworks which enrich the impressive collection.

Practical Information

Address
Fondamenta Giustiniani 8, Murano, Italy
Phone
+39 04 173 9586
Website
Opening Times

From 1 November to 31 March the museum closes at 17:00

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) line 4.1 or line 4.2 “Museo Murano” stop

Facilities
  • Bookshop

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Past Exhibitions

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