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Venice Museum & Archives

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This museum has multiple shows throughout the year telling about the history of the area. Always... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tianna8
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Venice, Florida
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Our first day after moving to Venice we checked it out

Great place to learn the history of old Venice. The planned community concept, still vibrant since... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
franksnake71
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Venice, Florida
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The Venice Museum & Archives introduces visitors to local history by featuring both permanent and changing exhibits. Housed in a 1927 structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the collection contains more than 20,000 images and...more
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351 Nassau St S, Venice, FL 34285-2403
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has multiple shows throughout the year telling about the history of the area. Always find that I learn something new each time and I have lived here for over 40 years. Fascinated by their collection of fossils. Worth going there for that alone.

Thank Tianna8
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Remember to return for the new exhibit opening October 8, 2018 titled "Snook Haven: The History of Movies, Mischief, and Music on the Myakka." It runs through July 31, 2019.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great place to learn the history of old Venice. The planned community concept, still vibrant since the 1920's still evident today. Loved the Railroad and Circus history.

Thank franksnake71
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and found it worthwhile!

Reviewed March 3, 2018

...if you come to Venice and do not visit the Venice Museum & Archives you are definitely missing out. Very informative narratives and exhibits telling about the history of this beautiful little island. THere are also Historic home tours offered.

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VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thanks, Sunny! We agree!

Reviewed February 22, 2018

what a treasure and surprise- beautiful exhibits, very informative, great collection of fossils and history of area. Wonderful place to visit and beautiful building. I would say a must see.

1  Thank Margaret D
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thank you, Margaret!

Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

If you like history and finding out how Venice was conceived then this little museum is for you . The exhibit space though tiny contains a great deal of well presented information and the docent is a wealth of knowledge about the city's founding. No...More

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VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you! We always appreciate feedback from visitors. Please come back and bring a friend.

Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Free museum (donations accepted). Originally a B & B, it was moved a block to its current location and repurposed as a museum. Small museum with a comprehensive display of the history of Venice. Nice fossil display. Very informative and friendly staff. Well worth an...More

Thank Connie L
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum. We appreciate the review too!

Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a very small museum, but it packs a lot of punch within its walls. You will learn a great deal about many aspects of Venice, from prehistoric times to the present.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

A great way to learn about the history of Venice is with a visit to the Venice Museum and Archives. We attended a soft opening of their new exhibit which consists of a collection of items from their vast archive of photos, objects and a...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

A small museum, but exposes some of the history of Venice and the Gulf of Mexico. Easy access and not busy.

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

I rode my bicycle here on a rainy day and passed a pleasant afternoon here. Then I came back again! Both staff members I spoke with were friendly and shared interesting information with me. The historical building was beautiful and each room was intriguing. What...More

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Ted L
June 28, 2017|
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Response from VMAstaff | Property representative |
The museum is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. Saturday hours are 11am to 3pm on the first and third Saturdays October through April.
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Ted L
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. It was in the winter and things change in the summer. You could google their website.
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