An extraordinary collection of Murano glasses, from the Renaissance to the 18th century, is waiting for you at the Glass Museum of Venice.
The Murano Glass Museum, hosted in the ancient residence of the Bishops of Torcello, has been part of the Venice Civic Museum since 1923. In that year, its large collection of glass masterpieces has been enriched with glasses from the Correr, Cicogna and Molin collections which now represent some of the most beautiful pieces that you can admire in the museum.
The collection on the first floor is displayed in a chronological order: in addition to an archeological section on the ground floor which include remarkable archeological finds of the roman times dating from the 1st to the 3rd century AD, there is the largest historical exposition of Murano glasses with relevant works which date from the 15th and the 20th century.
The Glass Museum is under restoration. Only few rooms are open to the public. Given this inconvenience, it is applied a reduced entrance tariff of 5.50 €.