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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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Sumptuous rooms and interesting exhibits

This old palace shows a good selection of rooms, along with displays of Venetian clothing and (currently) a collection of modern fabric design and a small interactive display on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This old palace shows a good selection of rooms, along with displays of Venetian clothing and (currently) a collection of modern fabric design and a small interactive display on perfumes. A really interesting museum, where a small thing like the history of the Venetian waistcoat can be found. Part of the Venice Museo ticket that gets you in to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow. Just got back from Venice and visited the Mocenigo museum for the first time. It is not my favourite museum, but what a surprise I had when I climbed the stairs. I walked into a large room, with magnificent proportions, with a collection of modern textiles that are simply stunning and unusual. It was as if music was suddenly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have just just returned from a short break in Venice, where the high point proved to be HKF's exhibit at the Palazzo, the existence of which does not appear on the official website. Helene's fabrics have been part of the fabric of Venice for over 30 years, and this collection reveals an artist at the top of her game.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Being a fashionista, this museum is right up my alley. The textiles used in the garments are a history of the industry in Europe...simply grand! The architecture is worth the trip even if one is not into historical costumes. The interactive perfume room is contemporary scent at it's best...and the perfume can be purchased. The gift shop is also a... More 

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WIGAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was an enjoyable visit with some interesting interactive displays relating to perfume making. This is a small museum but worth a visit being close to other museums in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had never been to this museum and was positively surprised by its beauty. The museum is actually an ancient Venetian palace, which has been preserved so well that you could easily think that people were still living there. Lots of decorations (Murano glassware, paintings, frescoes, costumes, furniture) and a very interesting exhibition, which tells the history of fragrances from... More 

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venezia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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