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Museo del Vetro, Murano

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Museo del Vetro offers information on the history of glass, the local craft and art with many centuries of history in Murano, as well as glass-blowing demonstrations. You can even see glass from more than a thousand years ago. Contained in a 17th-century palace built for the bishops of Torcello, the building overlooks the Grand Canal of Murano. Consider using the Venice pass to visit this museum. During renovation, displays may be limited. Our Murano trip planner makes visiting Museo del Vetro and other Murano attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • So it highly depends on what you are looking for.... - I did not do any prep work and paid EUR10 with the expectation that I would be a spectator to the best glass work Murano has to offer. Perhaps.....  more »
  • Very nice overview about glass history - and great objects of famous glass artists We loved to see the millefiori and modern objects Unfortunately videos did not work; if you can‘t speak English or...  more »
  • Museum is only open from thursday to sunday. We were there on wednesday😒. Their website is horrible and from there it appeared to be open on wednesday. Do check the exhibition just 50 meters left.....  more »
  • I was fairly excited to see this as used to work with glass professionally in the past. After the visit, my conclusion is that it is not worth it, unless you are museum enthusiast. My wife and I have visited in Aug. '19 and including boat ride from Venice and entry fee (€14 x 2) we have spent almost €60 for this fairly boring experience. It is mostly collection of finished glass products that is easily overshadowed by what's on the offer in numerous glass shops on the island.
  • Completely not worth the visit unless you get a discount or get to go free. The museum is small and only has 10 show rooms with glass products, which you can spend maybe half an hour in if you move slowly. The displays don’t explain the history particularly well. Spend your €14 on glass souvenirs, masks, or food, but don’t spend it here.
  • Exellent museum if you are interested in glass or if you had visited a factory before - what I recommend. Nice videos and a small shop. A very nice place to stay for a rainy day! Entrance costs 14€.
  • I can’t lie, this really wasn’t something that interested me, there were some nice glass pieces, but as you can imagine, it’s not exactly scintillating entertainment. We stayed longer than we would only because we ran into someone we knew, otherwise we’d have been in and out in 15 minutes. The garden is a nice retreat, filled with baby lizards.
  • Very disappointed. For the EUR 10 /person paid, at 45 min journey from St. Marks Sq., there was hardly anything to see. A few rooms with hardly any historic pieces. Barely a mention of the Phoenicians who in the Classical Era were famous for their glass. Mostly there were a few very limited modern collections and a single video room. I'm sorry to say it was quite boring.

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