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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  • The whole point of visiting Murano is to acquaint yourself with the history and tradition of the glass manufactured and blown there for centuries. Ignore the tourist trap 'free' demonstrations and...  more »
  • A nice little museum that contains the full history of glass from ancient times. Really enjoyed seeing both the old Murano glass and some of the more recent examples, which are really impressive...  more »
  • Museo del Vetro, or Glass Museum, is located on Murano Island and is part of Venice Civic Museums – for this reason, the Museum could be included on Venezia Unica City Pass, which we did. The Museum....  more »
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  • 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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