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Museo di Storia Naturale

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Santa Croce
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Address: Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 275 0206

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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Decent museum

Decently priced at €8 and I imagine great for kids. Everything is in Italian but you can work out what's what without knowing how to speak it but you can get a booklet in English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the museum on our last day in Venice as we fancied seeing some of the galleries and museums it had to offer. The Museo di Storia Naturale is located in a lovely quiet setting, a little of the beaten track, so give plenty of time to get there. We found the customer service to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decently priced at €8 and I imagine great for kids. Everything is in Italian but you can work out what's what without knowing how to speak it but you can get a booklet in English. Lots of interesting stuff to look at

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinosaurs, sharks, fossils and an aquarium filled with fish and crabs. This place had everything. People have complained about the lack of English translation on exhibits but there is an English guidebook at the desk and an English audio guide. At the desk, it clearly states 'Ask for an English guide book or audio guide.' Plus 'dinosauro' is pretty easy... More 

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Museo die Storia Naturale located in the Grand Canal is a Collection including more than two million pieces of contemporary zoological and palentological artifact; herbariums, fossiles of plant and fish, minerals, curiosities, animmals, and a life fish auqarium. Tickets EUR 08,00, vaporetto line 1 Exit San Stae.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Paid my money and went in. After about ten minutes it became obvious to me that I wouldn't understand anything I was looking at. No explanations in English at all. Therefore, went back to the entrance to see if they had anything that would help. The guy gave me a laminated booklet coupled with a comment about "why didn't you... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

My son (4 years old) and I walked into the Museum as the 4 pm bells told. The cashier - clearly "finishing" her organization said - without looking up - "the office is closed" when I replied that it was just 4pm she, again without looking up, said "the office was closed". I walked out but after observing 2 more... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Our trip to this museum was spoilt by a rude member of staff. While at the desk paying to enter the woman at the desk mutter something in Italian under her breathe and look at us like dirt. This was far from good customer service!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend this museum for English speaking tourists as none of the exhibits are in English. There is a free English guide book you can pick up at the entrance but that doesn't mention any of the exhibits. The museum was quiet with some off beat creepy music playing in the background. It was particularly strange entering a two room... More 

Thank Rogla27
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this place since all the descriptions are in Italian and there is no audio book in English. It is not worth the visit unless you have nothing better to do in Venice or have children.

Thank KishanBhudia
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour alone or with a group. Lots to see and for €8 quite a cheap option when in Venice.

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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.
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