Glass Museum Tickets

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Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Venice, Italy
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Visit the Glass Museum without queuing up!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Glass Museum of Venice without standing in line.

With a few clicks you can visit this ancient aristocratic residence that hosts today an important Museum collecting 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.

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Venice.

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In our website you can find all the necessary information on how the system works, on the safety of transactions or simply on how to get more information on your past or future purchases.

IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • 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
  • Stay in the museum how long you want

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:
(valid identity document needed at the entrance)

  • Children from 6 to 14 years
  • Students from 15 to 25 years
  • Tour leaders (max. 2) for groups of children or students
  • Citizens over 65 years
  • Staff of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities
  • Holders of Rolling Venice Card
  • F.A.I. members
  • School Pack: from the 1st September to the 15th March, for classes of students of all levels accompanied by their teachers with a list of names compiled by the belonging Institute

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens and residents in the Venice Municipality
  • Children from 0 to 5 years
  • Disabled people with escort
  • Authorized guides and interpreters accompanying groups or individual visitors
  • 1 free ticket every 15 tickets with advanced booking
  • ICOM members
  • Civil Service's Volunteers
  • Ordinary MUVE partners
  • MUVE Friend Card holders
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Cloakroom

There is a cloakroom where visitors can hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks.

Bookshop

There is one shop on the ground floor of the palace where it is possible to buy works of Italian and international publishers regarding also the Museum itself.

Disabled Visitors

The Museum is equipped for disabled persons with a staircase to access the collection and it has also large toilettes.

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The Museum is located in Fondamenta Marco Giustinian n°8 - Murano, Venice.

Museum

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.

History

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.

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