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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  • We took the ferry from riva degli Schiavoni and arrived in Murano in forty minutes. .. as we landed we were visiting the furnaces to see glass artisans .... after we soaked in the visit of the stores ... we shopped trying refined products and not the usual souvenirs
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  • I went to the Venetian glass factory. Manufacture of Venetian glass, I then showed various pieces in the showroom. Pendant made of Venetian glass, bought 3,000 yen. It was and is different in each of them.
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  • The view-very interesting-organized by the Museum of Murano glass has the advantage to be placed alongside the permanent collection (a must have), enhancing-for the occasion-a lesser-known trove of nineteenth-century pattern books catalog folders glass beads produced from factories of Murano, collected by the abate Zanetti, founder of the Museum. This minor, the only production to thrive and expand in the island during the 19th century, allowed the producers and local workers to overcome the serious crisis that hit the industry in the aftermath of the fall of the Venetian Republic. The exhibition uses the premises on the ground floor, called "Bugles", derived from the recovery, restoration and enhancement of the environment of the Venetian Company ceased Bugles. The exhibition is open until April 15.
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  • I think it is worth 3.5 stars. The museum is a nice venue with some good and a lot of mediocre. The good: Quite informative, a few video about glass making, some historical details and a chronological arrangement that was quite okay. The garden was also lovely. The mediocre: The route through the chronology wasn't well indicated, the he videos had no sound and were projected or small screens. There is a lot to say and show a out glass making and they could have said a lot more. A lot of it is a large number of pieces in a room with a bit of info, I wish it had some more details and maybe more video about various techniques. The beads collection is nice but again, I wished a bit more things to learn and maybe watch. I read a couple things then it felt like hundreds of bears without much context.
  • Included in our 3 island tour. Great glass making viewing. Amazing glass ornaments on sale afterwards if you have the £.
  • It's ok but no life changer. Might be a good place to escape from the crowds for 1 hour. You can get a glimpse of similar pieces in the bigger museums in Venice.
  • The focus of the museum is on the manufacturing process of beads. Some lovely examples of extravagant works are displsyed, but there is no section for kids and nothing about other forms of glass artwork. When we were there, the shop was under renovation.
  • It's a museum of glass. There's only so much you can see before becoming profoundly bored. Great air conditioning on a hot day though!
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