Are you going on holiday to Venice in Italy? Do you want to know where the best museums in Venice are? Our guide to museums in Venice gives you the facts & information you’ll want to know.
Despite its small size, Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Venice has been continually inhabited for over 1,500 years, and in its prime, Venice was a maritime and merchant superpower in the Adriatic region. The rich history that Venice enjoys means that there is an abundance of interesting museums in Venice which are open to the public. Below we’ve mentioned just a few of the many interesting museums and things to do in Venice.
Accademia Gallery in Venice
This museum in Venice is the best place to come to if you are specifically interested in the art and history of art in Venice. This gallery specialises in art from Venice and probably has the most extensive collection of Venetian art anywhere in the world. The art collections on display at this museum in Venice is arranged according to time period, and spans a total of four centuries beginning in the 14th century and continuing up to the 18th century. Admission to this art museum in Venice costs €6.50 for adults. Opening times for this museum in Venice can vary according to season but are generally from 8.15 in the morning until 7.15 at night. Whereas the majority of museums in Venice are not open at all on Mondays, this museum opens until 2pm.
18th Century Museum in Venice
As the name suggests, this museum deals with everything to do with 18th century Venice. Admission to this museum in Venice costs €6.50 and opening time for the museum is from 10am until 5pm. Highlights of a visit to this museum include furniture and art that were used in Venice during the 18th Century.
Peggy Guggenhiem Museum in Venice
This museum in Venice is named after the great philanthropist who lived in Venice during the 20th Century. This museum concentrates on modern art from Venice, Italy and Europe and makes for an interesting contrast to the majority of other museums in Venice which have historical themes. This museum contains works of art by some of the most famous artists of the 20th century including Bacon, Dali, Klee, and Picasso. Museum admission costs €10 and opening times are from 10am to 6pm.
Jewish Museum in Venice
Venice has a very old Jewish community and it is from here that the word “ghetto” first came in to use. Much of the Jewish quarter of Venice is still intact and today, tours are available to the public. The Jewish museum contains many interesting pictures, drawings and documents pertaining to the history of the Jewish community in Venice through the centuries.