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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 721798
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th...

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.

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A beautiful building with wonderful exhibits

This was very close to where we were staying so we decided to pop in for a look. Allow about 90 minutes for a visit as there is plenty to see. The museum is decorated as the 18th... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interactive costume and perfume museum that is kinda out of the way from the other main tourist attractions of Venice. It's different where you get to touch and smell the various displays, but we're not sure it was worth the entrance fee of €8. Perhaps you would visit if you already got the museum pass (it's free entrance then) and... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very close to where we were staying so we decided to pop in for a look. Allow about 90 minutes for a visit as there is plenty to see. The museum is decorated as the 18th century palazzo it is and contains furniture and paintings of the period as well as Murano glass. The costumes are in perfect... More 

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Muenchenstein, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well furnished Palazzo with furniture and dishes. So you can see the life from this age. Very interesting museum to see !!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are glad that this was part of the Museum Pass we purchased in advance for 24€ each. I am sure we would not have stopped otherwise. It was definitely worth our time. This place gave us another opportunity to get a glimpse of the enormous wealth back-in-the-day.

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Thank Mike O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike online photos, the textile and costume exhibition (partly permanent partly changing) is very small and mostly historical and not spectacular. The wallpapers and curtains are impressing indeed, and if you have a perfume bottle fetish then knock yourself out, but otherwise - not worth the time nor the money

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm really suprised that this museum is not up in the top 10 places to visit! This is a real gem and such a great insight to one of the most important families of the Venetian Republic. Not only is it a stunning building full of beautiful rooms, it's also the home to the museum of textiles and scents. So... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

So easy to find and we decided to go on the spur of the moment. So glad we did. A glimpse into the past of an interesting family, beautiful pictures, furniture and materials of a bygone age. You only visit one floor of this palace and it is vast . So much is original ,the wall fabrics sumptuous and would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After our visit to Venice this time last year, I read about Palazzo Mocenigo on Tripadvisor, and could not wait to visit on our next visit. Approaching the San Stae waterbus, we found it was three palaces facing onto the Grande Canale. This is a very large un-inpressive gothic building from the street of Salizada, we were told it was... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We hadn't planned on going to this museum, but as it was on the museum pass, we thought we'd check it out. It's a very interesting museum full of textiles, paintings and perfume materials. They're not really our areas of interest, but it's unusual to have a museum with exhibits for the olfactory senses. There is a section of glass... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fascinating collection of historic textiles, costumes and embroidery.... and a perfume display! A little hard to find on foot - take the vaporetto.

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