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Museo di Storia Naturale

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Address: Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2750206
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Description: Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is...
Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is an institution that coordinates and conducts scientific research in the territory, ensuring the maintenance and increase of scientific collections, organizing educational activities and services to the citizens. The new, evocative and engaging layout has a modern and original museological facility.
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Great experience but don't forget to get a english guide!

We loved this museum. Our kids aged 7 & 10 walked around with their mouth open in awe most of the time. It's a very modern museum and the exhibits are truly world class. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We loved this museum. Our kids aged 7 & 10 walked around with their mouth open in awe most of the time. It's a very modern museum and the exhibits are truly world class. The animals and insects exhibits are of particular interest because some of these exhibits date back many hundreds of years. This museum is included in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Down a warren of back alleyways, the Natural History Museum has been completely remodelled to present an interesting layout of items from dinosaurs through to a (small) live aquarium. Some areas are sad - two rooms are full of dead trophy hunt animals, but can be used as an educational resource to point out why this can no longer be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The museum would have earned another star, if it had any information in English! There were enough interesting things to look at - e.g. a dino skeleton, but when you don't know what you are looking at, it just lacks something.

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Well worth a visit while in Venice. Very well laid out, lots of interesting exhibits. Enjoyable for adults and kids alike

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I agree with the reviewer who said this is NOT to be viewed as a place to visit on a rainy day. This museum is EXCELLENT and a great deal of work has been done to make it so. There's endless amounts to see. My favorite was the rooms devoted to African artifacts from Italian expeditions - a different shade... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

About findings of dinosaurs over the world. Nothing to do with venice which was disappointing. I guess the people who found these things around the world were from venice? Don't know. As I come from London so we have the massive natural history museum so am probably biased!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Please don't fall into the trap of thinking that this museum is just "somewhere to go on a rainy day". This museum, although sited in an old building, is fresh, imaginative and modern. Even though the descriptions of the exhibits were all in Italian (my 14 and 11 year old children speak only English) we were all gripped by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Was tough to find, in an area you wouldn't really expect - still a very large museum! On arrival we were welcomed and given an English guide and a discount for being 18-25 EU (we forgot our I.D due to travelling but she didn't ask!) The museum contains all sorts: Fossils, animal heads, dinosaur bones etc. It took us about... More 

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WIGAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was a well presented museum wit marvelous displays of fossils and some unique collections of hunting trophies. Don't expect just dusty cabinets, this is a well presented and engaging display. Most of the information was in Italian or Latin only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have a 10year old son who is a fanatic for all things of the natural world. I was surprised though that he managed to find a natural history museum in Venice. It is situated in an old palace with lovely new add ons and is so stylishly lit and set out that what it lacks in exhibits it makes... More 

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Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.