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Natural History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting place

The entry price was low and good value. Heaps of exhibits and well laid out in the rooms running... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin R
Sydney, Australia
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Lovely experience

Admission prices were reasonable. And there was a free handy guide to borrow for your tour. The... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Imogen J
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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...more
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Salizada del Fontego Dei Turchi Santa Croce 1730, 30135 Venice, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 041 275 0206
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The entry price was low and good value. Heaps of exhibits and well laid out in the rooms running all the way along one side of the square. Great history from back in the day when Venice was a su-er power in its own right....More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike some of the earlier reviewers, some of the museum was in English. Up until you pay your money and go through the door. After that the only thing we could understand was the dates, The museum obviously decided as a concession to non-Italians that...More

Thank mel26092016
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Admission prices were reasonable. And there was a free handy guide to borrow for your tour. The museum is split into sections. The lay out of the route is simple to follow, and the exhibits are well presented. There are lighting and sound effects, videos,...More

Thank Imogen J
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

A must do if you are visiting Venice with young kids..my two boys enjoyed every piece and did take plenty of pictures .. you can spend around 2 hours to view all pieces ..

1  Thank Mohammed O
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This museum is situated on the south bank of the Grand canal where the nearest ferry terminal is at San Stae and we got entry via our Venezia Unica museum pass. The museum housed collections of flora, fauna, palaeontology & ethnography which was amassed from...More

Thank zubenel57
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I suppose I should blame Marco Polo and other explorers for the hundreds of stuffed animals that they hunted down and brought back to Europe and which are on display at the museum. I NATURALly realize that it’s meant to be a NATURAL history museum,...More

1  Thank tosiapuccini
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This was very enjoyable for an older couple. We went reasonably early, about 10am and found it empty. The really nice people allowed us to go up in the elevator, do that we started at the top and worked our way down. It has a...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Kids will definitely enjoy this museum. This is near to textile museum and included in museum pass. There are few modern ways of representing many things here which we liked. My son enjoyed animals section and big screen.

Thank satish_002003
Reviewed June 16, 2018

While not very big, our kids enjoyed the visit very much. Our guide book, 'Venice, Verona and Lake Garda with Kids' featured an entire section + missions dedicated to this museum, which helped keep our youngest one engaged.

Thank MaryJ7200
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Not as big as london or new york but was still enjoyable, we can always say we been to all 3 natural history museams.

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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
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June 8, 2015|
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Response from Emily B | Reviewed this property |
Take vaporetto to San Stae station. Walk straight forward from the stop then turn right when just past Palazzo Mocinego. After crossing two rivers turn right again down Salita Fontego. It takes only 5 minutes to walk there... More
Ivonne R
April 30, 2015|
Response from lfbosley |
buy a pass ahead of time at home - seniors get 18-euro pass for ten museums - print it out and take it with you. buy vaporetto and alilaguna passes ahead too, save money! 7-day vaporetto pass is 60 euros and it takes you... More