Archaeological Museum in Venice - Tickets Online

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If you book online tickets for the National Archaeological Museum of Venice...

  • You will admire a rich collection of ancient artifacts, especially original Greek and Roman sculptures made from the 9th century BC to the 5th century AD.

  • You will wind your way around the long exhibition which includes statues, busts, friezes, sarcophagi, vases, jewels, cameos and coins from archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean area, North Africa and the Middle East.

  • With the same ticket you can also visit the other museums in St Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

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  • Choose the day of your visit and the number of tickets. The time slot allowed for your visit is from 12.00 to 18.00.
  • Download the voucher from the booking confirmation page or from the email you will receive after booking.
  • The voucher, complete with an electronic ticket with BARCODE, will be valid as an actual entry ticket. Access the Museum through the fast lane called "PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS" and bring the barcode close to the optical reader placed at the entrance for direct access. Any waiting times are due to safety check.
  • Admission is valid only for the date you selected at the time of purchase and the time slot 12.00 - 18.00. Respect them with punctuality to avoid losing your booking.
  • Within 3 months from the visit to the Doge's Palace, you can also visit the other Museums of St Mark’s Square included in the ticket: the Correr Museum, the Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library and the Archaeological Museum of St Mark’s Square.
  • Cancellation policy: tickets cannot be changed or canceled and are non-refundable.
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1) NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VENICE - OPENING TIMES

Every day from 10.00 to 18.00.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

(Entry from the Correr Museum)


2) NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VENICE - TICKET PRICES

Adult: € 33,00 (the price includes a €3.00 booking fee)

Concession: € 16,50 children from 6 to 14 years and over 65s (the price includes a €1.50 booking fee)

Free: children up to 5 years

With the ticket of the National Archaeological Museum you can also visit the other museums in St Mark’s Square: the Doge's Palace, the Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library and the Museum Correr.


3) MUSEUM PASS VENICE

If you are interested in visiting other museums in Venice, choose the ‘Museum Pass’, a combined, open-ended ticket, valid for 6 months, which lets you visit the Archaeological Museum, the museums of St Mark’s Square and seven others museums in Venice at a very convenient price.


4) HOW TO GET TO THE NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VENICE

 The Archaeological Museum in Venice is located in St Mark’s Square, on the first floor of the Procuratie Nuove, in between the Correr Museum and the Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library.

Entry is from the Correr Museum, located in St Mark’s Square 1.

  • Arriving by train? It’s about half an hour on foot from Santa Lucia Railway Station.
  • Arriving by bus or by car? From Piazzale Roma it takes about 25 minutes on foot.
  • Arriving by water bus
    ? From either the railway station or Piazzale Roma you can take line 1 and get off at Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; or line 2 and get off at Giardinetti stop; or line 5.1 or line 4.1 and get off at San Zaccaria.

 

5) WHY VISIT THE NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VENICE?

Founded in 1523, following a donation by Cardinal Domenico Grimani to the Republic of Venice, the National Archaeological Museum in Venice is a state museum, included in the circuit of the Special Superintendence for the historical, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage and for the Museums of the City of Venice and the municipalities of the lagoon areas.

It houses important original finds, mainly from the Greek-Roman age, plus a portion of the archaeological collection of the Correr Museum with finds from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, Egyptian and Assyrian-Babylonian antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman artworks.

The exhibition consists of 20 rooms. Of particular note is the Ara Grimani, an original of Hellenistic art perhaps coming from Rome; the group of Venetian Galatians, part of the collection that Domenico Grimani had assembled with works coming largely from a piece of land owned by him in Rome; and the 'Samagher Capsella', an ivory and silver reliquary decorated with Christian subjects, datable to the 5th century A.D.

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