Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo
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.
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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.
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.
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.
34 reviews for Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo
Group of friends
Reviewed on 27 Sep `17 - Booking No. 17157039 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl
Was useful to be pre-booked saved time at entry
Reviewed on 12 Sep `17 - Booking No. 17155449 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl
'easy to use'
Easy to use, clear offer, very fair prices - and immediate confirmation via Email; clearly recommend to use comapred to other offers...
easy, fair Prices, transparent
Reviewed on 21 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17115092
I went to nice places to go to museum. It's easy to buy museum pass by internet.
Family with children
Reviewed on 07 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17108072
'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 !
Group of friends
Reviewed on 23 Jul `17 - Booking No. 1779666
Good value for money. Easy to exchange voucher for pass at Murano Glass Museum.
Easy to exchange as above.
Card itself became tatty easily. Pity it could not be used for Campanile.
Reviewed on 28 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1772696 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl
'Museum Pass Venice Easy Peasy !'
Very straightforward easy to use website. Picked up pass in St Marks Sq. it took two minutes. The pass is recognised all over Venice.
Fuss free simplicity.
Reviewed on 08 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1755446
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.
Lacked forward warning of closures.
Reply by venetoinside.com Staff
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
Reviewed on 04 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1747521 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl
Easy online purchase and avoided the huge queues.
Have to convert the online voucher to a pass on site.
Reviewed on 24 May `17 - Booking No. 1752376
'Smart Phone Voucher'
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
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
Reviewed on 12 Oct `16 - Booking No. 16108923
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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