Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

9/10

25 Reviews

The wonderful Museum Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice offers a fascinating journey that traces the history of fashion and refined elegance of Venice... In 2013, the museum has been enriched with a section dedicated to perfume, which illustrates the important role of Venice at the origins of this ancient tradition.

The Mocenigo Palace Museum is included in the circuit of the Museum Pass Civic Museums of Venice Foundation. A Museum Pass for Venice or a single ticket will allow you access to both collections of the Perfume Museum, Venice and the Fashion Museum in Venice.

On venetoinside.com you can book tickets directly online thus reducing the waiting time at the ticket counter at the Mocenigo Palace Museum in Venice.

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Warning! You can visit the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo only purchasing one of the passes listed below

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Museum Pass
Ticket
Full price 25.00
Reduced 19.00

The MUSEUM PASS includes one entrance for: Museums of St Mark's Square (Doge's Palace; combined itinerary of Correr Museum, Archeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the National Library); Ca' Rezzonico - Museum of 18th Century Art; Carlo Goldoni's House; Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo; Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum; Natural History Museum; Glass Museum of Murano; Lace Museum in Burano.

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Palazzo Mocenigo
Ticket
Full price 9.50
Reduced 7.00

The SINGLE TICKET for the museum of Palazzo Mocenigo includes one entrance to the permanent collections of the museum.

Please note that the temporary exhibitions of the museum may not be included in the single admission ticket.

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Palazzo Mocenigo Opening Hours
From 1 April to 1 November:
10.00am – 5.00pm (last entrance at 4.30pm)
From 2 November to 31 March:
10.00am – 4.00pm (last entrance at 3.30pm)
Closed:
Mondays, 25 December, 1 January.


Palazzo Mocenigo di San Stae owes its name to one of the most important and prestigious families from the ancient Venetian nobility, the Mocenigos, who lived there from the beginning of 16th century to the mid 19th century. After a careful restoration, and since 1985 it now houses a museum, the Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes in Venice and an extensive library with over 13,000 figurines dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

The enlargement in 2013 has doubled the exhibition space of the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice integrating the works on display with others originating from the vast deposits of the Civic Museums. A section of the new rooms has been dedicated to a new guided tour which is unique in Europe: the perfume museum of Venice.

The preparation of the Fashion Museum of Venice aims to bring to life the everyday life and the lifestyle of the nobility of Venice, between the 17th and 18th centuries, with a focus on fashion: clothes and accessories on display - from the Mocenigo Palazzo - Venice collection and the Centre for Studies of the History of Textiles and Costumes - are made of textured fabrics, often decorated with embroidery and lace, and clearly document the ability of a large group of artisans (weavers, tailors, lace-makers, embroiderers, etc.) that contributed to the creation of elegance and refined luxury for which the Venetians were famous. In the section dedicated to perfumes, sensory experiences and multimedia tools will lead you to the discovery of ancient fragrances and soaps invented in Venice centuries ago. In all the rooms of Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice – the Fashion Museum, Venice and Perfume Museum, Venice - you can admire paintings, mostly dating back to the 18th century, which give an idea of what a Venetian noble palace looked like during the Serenissima.

 

Summary of the exhibition at Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice

First floor: the start is in the portego which displays various paintings, related to the Mocenigo family or from other collections in the city.

From room 1 to room 12, the exhibition is dedicated to costumes and fabrics, with examples dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, among which we highlight the 18th century clothes called andrienne in Venice andriè, characterized by a monumental line, and a long train coming down from the shoulders; the large collection of waistcoats exhibiting more than fifty examples - and precious silk fabrics (made in the XVI - XVII centuries). In addition to the typical textiles, the halls of the Fashion Museum in Venice accommodate several paintings related to the Mocenigo family or events of their illustrious history; furniture from the 1700s, exquisite Murano glass and Burano needle lace; Chinese porcelain that comes from the Treasures of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco; and objects that were used daily.

The rooms 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 are devoted to the ancient production of perfumes in Venice. Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice, Italy shows fragrances, raw materials and tools... from a video that explains the important role of Venice in the history of perfume to the reconstruction of a 16th century workshop and an ‘olfactory’ exhibit that displays the Journey of Spices from centuries ago. Walking through the magnificent halls of Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice the scents will take you on a perceptive and sensory journey sending you unique emotions. Not forgetting the exceptional collection of jars and small perfume bottles from the German company Drom - which includes artefacts from the Middle Ages to the present day - and the fragrance stations: the scents of the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo will give you the opportunity to experience the so-called olfactory families (classification of perfumes on the basis of the elements that compose them) and where the different scents originate from.

25 reviews for Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

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9/10
9/10

Chris

September 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 12 Oct `16 - Booking No. 16108923

'Much Value'

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Museum Pass

We were only in Venice long enough to see a couple of the museums on the pass, but Dodges Palace was worth the price alone.

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9.5/10

KLW

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 12 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1687093

'So easy'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Very straight forward ticket collection with voucher at Doge's Palace early in morning before the queues had built up and then easy to access some very interesting museums included on pass. All had great facilities and very well kept informative collections. Places we managed to visit over a long weekend were: The amazing Doge's Palace, surprisingly large Correr Museum, fascinating Glass Museum on Murano, classy Casa Pesara (Modern Art and Japanese artefacts), beautiful Ca Rezzonico (18th Century palazzo). Fully recommend buying a Museum pass and I would do it again.

Strenghts

Ease of collection; peace of mind, value for money; several beautiful museums well worth seeing

Weaknesses

Some museums were not included but are on the map i.e The Clock Tower. Also two museums are within the Correr Museum anyway (Archaeology/Library)


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear KLW,

thank you for your kind and detailed review! As for the museums included, please consider that they are indicated both online and on the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation. On the voucher there is no map showing the museums, so it is not clear to us where you found the map with museums not included in the Museum Pass. Please send us further detail at info@insidecom.it.

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9/10

Sossie

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 07 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1685845

'Museum Passes'

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Museum Pass

Once again I booked tickets for the Museum pass and this was made very easy. I would recommend this site.

Strenghts

Everything simple to use and was a bonus on our holiday.

Weaknesses

No weaknesses.

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9/10

lisboa

August 2016

Young couple

PORTUGAL

Reviewed on 27 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1680210

'myname'

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Museum Pass

Good

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0/10

SavvyTraveller

June 2016

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 14 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1658933

'Welcome to the 21st Century'

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Museum Pass

We purchased 4 tickets on-the-go. Afterwards we realized that we needed to print them but, of course, the museums don't have the facilities and the people who were working there the day of were rather dismissive of our predicament. Almost 100 Euro straight down the drain. Even with the emailed confirmation we were barred entry and, in this age of digital technology, that was completely inexcusable.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear SavvyTraveller,

we are deeply sorry about what happened. Unfortunately a paper copy of the voucher is required by the Venice Civic Museums and therefore we have to comply with their official regulations. The necessity to print the voucher is specified on venetoinside.com before the beginning of the online reservation procedure, as we are transparent in conveying this important information to our customers… We regret you missed this important detail but hope that your comment will help other travellers to avoid the same omission.

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The Insidecom staff
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10/10

Ella

June 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 28 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1653675

'Museum Pass in Venice'

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Museum Pass

Great pass and were able to see everything we wanted to while skipping the line. Enjoyed the Doge's Palace very much!

Strenghts

skip the line

Weaknesses

-

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9.5/10

Mart

June 2016

Mature couple

GERMANY

Reviewed on 23 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1649257

'Museum Pass'

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Museum Pass

No problems to visit the museums! No waiting period!

Strenghts

Good price-performance ratio!

Weaknesses

More museums for a second visit!

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10/10

Mel

May 2016

Young couple

FRANCE

Reviewed on 23 May `16 - Booking No. 1634027

'Ms'

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Museum Pass

excellent, made us gain a lot of valuable time to ship the lines in major museums

Strenghts

-

Weaknesses

can't be used to acces the Campanile


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Mel,

we are pleased you appreciated the ticket! Please note that the Museum Pass allow you to access only the museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani listed both online and on the voucher issued at the online reservation… the Bell Tower is not included!

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The Insidecom staff
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8/10

Jude

May 2016

Group of friends

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 22 May `16 - Booking No. 1620576

'It was all right.'

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Museum Pass

This pass will get you into a long line of people with reservation . It was funny to see people w/o tickets or reservation to get in three time faster. So please do not have illusions, Venice is an extremely crowded place.

Strenghts

You fell better prepared when have an entry voucher.

Weaknesses

None

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8.5/10

AR

April 2016

Young couple

NETHERLANDS

Reviewed on 11 May `16 - Booking No. 1621615

'Recommended pass'

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Museum Pass

My husband and I got the pass for the main museums in the island after hearing they tend to be quite crowded. We are happy we did. The pass allowed us to do as much as wanted in the first days of our trip, skipping long lines efficiently, which allowed us to have a couple of extra days to do as pleased and explored the less know location of this famous city. For the price and efficiency is totally recommendable.

Strenghts

Easy Good price

Weaknesses

Most places asked for the printed version


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear AR,

we are pleased you appreciated the Museum Pass! As for the necessity of a paper copy of the voucher, please note that we are only a reseller of museum tickets and therefore we have to comply with the official regulations of Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani, that requires a printed voucher.

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The Insidecom staff
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