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Museo del Vetro, Murano

(2.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Murano itinerary builder to visit Museo del Vetro on your trip to Murano, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Had hoped for the guided tour as advertised on the posters around town. They have been discontinued however the film shown in pleasant and comfortable surroundings seemed to tell us a great deal about...  more »
  • If you stay in the center of Venice don't give yourself the trouble to go to Murano, you will find the same objects in the city. The only positive is to have found a small shop where we really see a glass work. € 40 a couple just to be disappointed at the boat.
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  • The glass museum is a small museum, with just 9 rooms, where trace fast evolution of the glass. Is an interesting Museum and nice but I think 10 euros for entry are excessive for what it offers.
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  • Not sure it was worth the money, but some interesting pieces of glass work. A few videos to watch, which were enjoyable.
  • A must see for any one interested in why Murano glass is so good. A great exhibition of old and new glass.
  • Great museum for art glass. The route inside the museum isn't clear at all, so make sure you are going to every room (even to the room downstairs which hides in the middle of the tour).
  • If you are in Venice and are at all interested in the famous Murano glass and the history of glass making, I recommend taking the tour here. The museum takes you from the very origins of glass making up to the modern day fabrication of glass which you can see on the island that day. If you are a history buff, it is a must. I had the fortune of being there when they were hosting a special installation, Glass Art for the Aperitif. Really interesting.
  • I loved it. Collection of nice glass works.