Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

9/10

28 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 is VALID for 6 MONTHS starting from the day you collect the ticket at the ticket office of one of the museums included in the Museum Pass.

It 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.

Ticket

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.


Description

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.

28 reviews for Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

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9/10
7.5/10

Tommy

May 2017

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 08 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1755446

'early closing'

Ticket
Museum Pass

The pass was very useful and enabled us to avoid queues at the main museums but on the day we were in Venice the museums all closed early (15.00) to facilitate a union meeting. It would have helpful to have been made aware of this in advance so that we could have re-arranged our schedule.

Strenghts

avoided queues

Weaknesses

Lacked forward warning of closures.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Tommy,

thank you for you feedback! Unfortunately we were not informed about this extraordinary union meeting and therefore were not able to notify our customers that the museums would have closed before the usual closing time. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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5
10/10

JG

May 2017

Mature couple

AUSTRALIA

Reviewed on 04 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1747521 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'WifiExpress'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Easy online purchase and avoided the huge queues.

Strenghts

Easy

Weaknesses

Have to convert the online voucher to a pass on site.

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2
2/10

Chuck

May 2017

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 24 May `17 - Booking No. 1752376

'Smart Phone Voucher'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Although the email for my booking indicated that the " voucher is the only valid document and you can present it to our staff either on a paper copy or on a mobile device", the voucher on my smart phone was not accepted at the Doge's Palace. In addition, the staff at the Palace acted very annoyed that I was trying to submit the documentation on my mobile device.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Chuck,

unfortunately on the confirmation email it is specified ‘The voucher is the only valid document and you can present it to our staff either on a paper copy or on a mobile device (smartphones, tablets or other devices) according to instructions specified on it’. The voucher of the Museum Pass clearly said that the voucher MUST BE PRESENTED on a paper copy. We are sorry you did not read carefully the information, we are transparent in notifying our customers about the correct procedure to use their reservation.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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2
9/10

Chris

September 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 12 Oct `16 - Booking No. 16108923

'Much Value'

Ticket
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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3
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.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9/10

Sossie

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 07 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1685845

'Museum Passes'

Ticket
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'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Good

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1
0/10

SavvyTraveller

June 2016

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 14 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1658933

'Welcome to the 21st Century'

Ticket
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.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com 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'

Ticket
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'

Ticket
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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