Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia

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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia
3.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Archaeological Museum of Venice is placed in Saint Mark's Square, near the Doge's Palace and the Basilica. It displays to the visitors the antiquities collected by the rich Venetians during the last five centuries. You have the opportunity to admire beautiful Greek statues dated to the 5th and the 4th century BC, the impressive Grimani Galatians, Roman portraits, reliefs, inscriptions, pottery, ivories, gems (the famous Zulian's Cameo) and an interesting coin collection
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The area
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Neighbourhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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3.5
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Vivienne D
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom67 contributions
Nov 2019
Out of the three institutions accessed through the Museo Correr entrance this was the most interesting for me, as a graduate in Roman imperial history.

I was particularly wowed by the collection of coins from the Roman era and even before then, back to the earliest years of the Republic. Another highlight was the collection of Roman funerary sculptures.

On the downside the information boards, which seem to have been intended to be in both Italian and English, often omitted the English version. But, to be fair, it is an Italian museum!

So thumbs up, albeit with some concerns re interpretation for international visitors.
Written 1 January 2020
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Thanks so much Vivienne! We are planning a new setting up for our museum and both the captions and the informative panels will be in Italian and in English. We hope to see you again.
Written 2 January 2020
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Joyce J
Liverpool, UK577 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Entry to here comes as part of the Doges Palace tickets and the other museums you get entry to, probably our least favourite of the additional museums.
A lot of statues, pieces of archeological history but we didn't find it overly interesting. Wandered around plenty to see if you like this sort of thing.
Written 26 October 2019
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Dear joycej494, thanks for your comment. We need feedback from our visitors. We know that archaeology is not easy to understand and people could find it boring. For these reasons, we are planning a new setting up of the whole museum to make the visit more engaging and enjoyable. We hope to see you again :)
Written 30 October 2019
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
May 2019
You can only enter the Archaeological Museum by buying St Marks Museum Pass which includes the Doge’s Palace and Correr Museum (€25) or the Museums Pass (€35).
A word of warning about the ticket – it is a little confusing and I don't think it was just us! The ticket lists the Correr, the Marciana Library and the Archaeological Museum as if they are separate museums. At first I thought that we wouldn’t have time for all of them and would have to choose. In fact, all three are inside the Correr. They are basically all a part of the one thing so you see them all at the same time. You enter through the Correr Museum doorway. Inside, the layout was also confusing and we often couldn't tell when we’d left one area and entered another. To be honest, it didn't really matter in the end but it confused us at first.

Having said that, it is definitely worth doing. If you have limited time, just skip the parts that don't interest you, pick the bits that do and make a beeline for them. Rooms 3 – 18 are mostly ancient Roman busts, statues and reliefs, Room 2 is ancient Venetian coins - complete set of every coin minted by Venice from 820 – 1797. It was surprisingly interesting. Another room has Egyptian mummies, canopic jars, statues and battle and hunting scenes (we accidentally missed these due to the museum layout).

If ancient art is not your thing, you may want to focus on other parts of the Correr including Napoleon’s Palace rooms, works by Bellini, exhibits of Venetian life, weapons & armoury exhibits of ship-building and many artefacts that belonged in the Doge’s Palace,

TIPS:
• Look for the information cards (English & Italian) in the corners of most rooms. You can pick them up and walk along with them, reading as you go. I thought these were excellent and meant that you didn't need to hire an audio guide.
• Bags, backpacks, umbrellas are not allowed but there is a free bag-room once inside
• The café has the best view right down St Marks Square to the basilica – a perfect photo opportunity
Written 12 August 2019
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Dear Mairwen1, we want to thank you for your kind reward. It is true that our museum is part of a museum itinerary including 3 museums (Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library), all in the palace called Procuratie Nuove or Royal Palace, but we are not part of Museo Correr. Actually, our museum was founded 250 years before Museo Correr was and it is one of the first public museums of the world. We know that the visit could be confusing and, indeed, we are planning a new layout and we have already improved the information plaques: for example, there is a big red banner indicating the border between Correr and the Archaeological museum. We have a coin collection in room 2 but there are Greek and Roman coins on display (some of them date back to the 4th century BC!). Venetians coins are not considered archaeological finds because they are too "recent" and, indeed, they are on show in Museo Correr. We are working to make the visit more engaging and enjoyable. We hope to see you again.
Written 13 August 2019
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,370 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
An interesting not very large museum located in the Correr Museum. The exhibits are mostly from the Roman Empire, but there is also a mummy for example.
Written 11 April 2019
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Dear Ogi0, thanks for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again :)
Written 15 April 2019
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,006 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
This museum is the second of three in the Procuratie Nuove. It is much smaller than the Museo Correr, but its many exhibits - statues, vases, reliefs, the two Egyptian mummies - are shown in a way that is both neat and easy to comprehend.

The only objection we had, were the descriptions: the letters were rather small and we had to lean forward to read the descriptions. In doing so, I inadvertently activated the alarm! It was very embarrassing, but fortunately it was sorted out quickly.

We recommend everyone to visit this interesting museum.
Written 6 April 2019
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Dear Seeking_True_Quality, we want to thank you for your positive feeedback! We are planning a new setting up to make the visit more engaging. The captions and the descriptions will be more readable, in (at least) two languages and the letters will be bigger :) Our alarms are very sensitive. Don't worry, a step back and they stop immediately. We hope to see you again.
Written 7 April 2019
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Stathis
Thessaloniki Region, Greece39 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Many things to see, very interesting findings. It is a part of Correr Museum and it is a really good choice to combine Correr, Archaeological and the Bibliothek.
Written 27 March 2019
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Dear stagavano, thanks for your positive feedback :) We hope to see you again!
Written 28 March 2019
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wingate
London, UK2,343 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Only visited because it was included in my package.I am not that interested in the subject matter of this museum,and there is not enough on display for me to change my mind.
Written 25 March 2019
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Dear Wingate, we thank you for your feedback. Our museum is a small archaeological museum but it display 270 marble artworks (statues, reliefs, Greek and Latin inscriptions), one hundred jewels, abot 350 coins, 50 vases coming from different nations, 30 bronze statuettes and 2 mummies. Our most noteworthy artworks are some Greek original artworks dating back to the 5th century BC. It is very rare and uncommon to find Greek original sculptures, even for an Italian museum. We are planning a new setting up to make the visit more engaging and enjoyable for everyone. We hope to see you again :)
Written 26 March 2019
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markb120
Karnei Shomron, Palestinian Territories1,832 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
The Archaeological Museum and Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (the Library) are the same museum complex with one ticket. If you are in a hurry, the Archaeological Museum part can be skipped in favor of the others.
Written 24 February 2019
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Dear Dr_Mark_Belokopytov, thanks for your three stars. It is true that our Museum is in the same palace hosting Museo Correr and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library but we are three different museums. Actually, the Archaeological one was founded 300 years before Museo Correr :) We are planning a new setting up to make the visit more engaging. We hope to see you again.
Written 25 February 2019
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Visiting the Archaeological Treasures Museo is a must if you have interests in the ancient Egyptians, Greeks & Romans. We enjoyed it while seeing the Correr Museum & found the collection to be displayed wonderfully. A Must Visit!
Written 17 February 2019
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Thanks David B L for your kind review :) We hope to see you again :)
Written 18 February 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,342 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Archaeological Museum is next to the Correr Museum in San Marco.

It acquired works from wealthy Venetian families. You will see ancient sculptures to exhibits from Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt.
Written 5 February 2019
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Dear PrestonGuild, thanks for your kind review. We hope to see you again :)
Written 7 February 2019
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