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Palazzo Mocenigo

Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
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Ranked #51 of 342 things to do in Venice
Type: Art museums, Castles, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is...
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Type: Art museums, Castles, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This little museum is really a nice place to visit . It is not too big but you can breath the spirit of Venice. If you are lucky, you'll find the Manager, a very special Guide, totally in love with her museum , who 'll show you the treasures in the attic! Recently restored, it hosts not only costumes but... More 

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Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A bit of a change of pace from churches and art museums and worth visiting to view fabrics, women and men's fashions and portraits and art, and gilded furnishings from the Mocenigo Palazzo. The collection of perfumery and the informative history of fragrances in Venice is interesting from animal musk to spices and floral and woodsy scents. The perfume bottles... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A great costume museum, although would be nice if there were more coustumes. The highlight of the main museum was the perfume side of things, which was incredibly interesting. However the best part, was the temporary exhibition on the ground floor of perfume bottles, which is worth a visit to the museum in itself. It was beautiful

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Although Palazzo Mocenigo's promotes itself as a museum of 18th century costumes (its next door to a College of Costume) it is much more than that. In fact its a restored Palazzo, a rich man's family dwelling. We enjoyed strolling through the beautiful, colourful restored rooms, taking in the themed colours, period furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and other interesting historical items.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although Palazzo Mocenigo's advertises itself as a museum of 18th century costumes, it is much more than that. In fact, we enjoyed strolling through the restored rooms, taking in the period furniture, chandeliers, and other artifacts, much more than the costume exhibit. There was a temporary exhibition of perfume bottles when we visited, which was interesting. However, the general ambiance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited Palazzo Mocenigo years ago, before its recent renovations. Even then, limited and a bit shabby, it was a wonderful step into a past that still has the ability to enchant. Last year a major restoration was completed and when I returned this fall with my mother, to share it with her, I was delighted with the changes. Finishes... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I don't necessarily like to visit what everyone visits in a city. I like to follow my interests and passions. I like castles, architecture, furniture... I like history so this place served that well. But I chose to drag my fellow travellers here because I have a passion about perfume.I had already made up my mind about it before leaving... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited this museum mainly for the costume displays. Although there are some, I was expecting more. I saw one room of 18th c. ladies' dresses, one small room full of mens' waistcoats (very nice) and a large room of mixed ladies' and mens' garments on mannequins. After wandering the museum's only floor (with the exception of a small room... More 

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Eastbourne, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A heady mix of traditional Venetian Mansion, costume museum and an education into the history of perfume making. On the ground floor is an exhibition of perfume bottles old and relatively new. Climb the stairs to the upper floor and you are transported back to 18th Century Venice in all its splendour. There are 18 or so rooms each laid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Even if you are not particularly interested in costume and textiles this museum is worth visiting. When we visited in October the ground floor had a fascinating exhibition of a private collection of perfume bottles and containers. The first few rooms on the 1st floor had beautiful hangings with wall-coverings and furniture covers to match and these led through to... More 

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