Palazzo Mocenigo - Museum Textiles&Costumes in Venice

9/10

39 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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Palazzo Mocenigo Opening Hours

From 1 August 2020: from Friday to Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm (ticket office closes at 4.30 pm)

Closed: 25 December, 1 January, 1 May

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.

39 Reviews for Palazzo Mocenigo - Museum Textiles&Costumes in Venice

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Martina

Young couple
ITALY

Booking No. 191557

Reviewed on 07 Apr `19

'Ms'

Good experience

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1.5/10

lab rat

Solo traveler
AUSTRALIA

Booking No. 189127

Reviewed on 09 May `18

'mr'

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad

Strengths

great for the other museums

Weaknesses

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad - quite annoying.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Lab Rat,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the misunderstanding but nowhere in our website we present the Museum Pass as a skip-the-line pass.

As we speciefied on the website, in the Important information section, the ticket must be collected at the ticket office of the first museum you visit (allowing time for a possible queue at the ticket counter).

“Once you have the ticket, you can have access to other museums by presenting the ticket at the entrance, without having to queue again at the ticket offices. If you wish to collect the ticket at the Doge's Palace, please remember to go to the 'Ticket Office Groups Only' desk: you must respect the possible waiting times, that are usually shorter compared to the waiting times at the other desks. Anyway, we suggest you to collect your ticket in one of the other museums included in the Museum Pass since they have less visitors than the Doge's Palace and therefore the waiting times are usually reduced.”

We are sorry you did not read it!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9/10

Afriday

Mature couple
CANADA

Booking No. 17162961

Reviewed on 30 Sep `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Venice Museum'

It was easy and so efficient and time saving instead of standing in line.

Strengths

Easy to book on line

Weaknesses

-

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8.5/10

pep

Group of friends
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17157039

Reviewed on 27 Sep `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'museum pass'

Was useful to be pre-booked saved time at entry

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1
9/10

roc

Mature couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17135100

Reviewed on 20 Sep `17

'benissimo'

all good apart from communications and signage.

Strengths

easy movement once inside.

Weaknesses

communications and signage

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10/10

Richard B

Mature couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17161530

Reviewed on 19 Sep `17

'Venice museum pass'

Very informative, easy to navigate website with easy to order process. Museum pass proved excellent value for money (saving on individual museum entry charges)and allowed easy entry into venues with no queueing for tickets. A range of museums/galleries included so plenty of choice to go at. Would recommend if you are planning a few days in Venice.

Strengths

Excellent website. Museum pass good value. Secure payment.

Weaknesses

None that come to mind.

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9/10

HGR

Mature couple
GERMANY

Booking No. 17155449

Reviewed on 12 Sep `17

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'easy to use'

Easy to use, clear offer, very fair prices - and immediate confirmation via Email; clearly recommend to use comapred to other offers...

Strengths

easy, fair Prices, transparent

Weaknesses

None identified

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10/10

yo

Solo traveler
JAPAN

Booking No. 17115092

Reviewed on 21 Aug `17

'museum pass'

I went to nice places to go to museum. It's easy to buy museum pass by internet.

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9/10

Syed

Family with children
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17108072

Reviewed on 07 Aug `17

'It was very nice experience ! thank you'

I suggest you guys not to go doge palace to issue your ticket rather go to correr museum because there is no queue to get your tickets , just show your booking and get ticket for all palaces n museums etc we only visited doge palace and correr palace because our daughter got sick and we could not roam freely but both places were so nice , Each place need at least 5 to 6 hours so better split your visits in two days , its good idea to skip the line !

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7/10

Fairyfrinters

Group of friends
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 1779666

Reviewed on 23 Jul `17

'Museum pass'

Good value for money. Easy to exchange voucher for pass at Murano Glass Museum.

Strengths

Easy to exchange as above.

Weaknesses

Card itself became tatty easily. Pity it could not be used for Campanile.

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