We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Venice Museum & Archives

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
Excellent boutique museum

Don't miss this local tucked away in a residential area of the downtown historical district. Hours... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
belindasv
,
Clearwater, Florida
So interesting

Just a small venue but really interesting. Self guided but docent on hand should you need advice... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Liz M
Read all 45 reviews
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“exhibits”(9 reviews)
“docent”(4 reviews)
About
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
351 Nassau St S, Venice, FL 34285-2403
Website
+1 941-486-2487
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (45)
Filter reviews
45 results
Traveler rating
24
16
4
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
24
16
4
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great place to learn exhibits docent history information video display photos fossils parks development showcase educational treasure
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this local tucked away in a residential area of the downtown historical district. Hours are limited but local knowledge is not. The staff here is superb and this is time well spent on a trip to Venice, exhibits are comprehensive, videos, photos and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank belindasv
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the high marks! We invite you to visit again, as our exhibits change and we host various events throughout the year.

Reviewed December 7, 2018

Just a small venue but really interesting. Self guided but docent on hand should you need advice. Gave us a good insight into the origins and development of Venice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz M
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you. We appreciate the positive feedback!

Reviewed November 30, 2018

The thing that impressed the most was the wonderful fossil collection. It is nicely displayed and interesting to look at. They also have several pieces you can handle. The rest is quite ho-hum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JWGrum
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed November 20, 2018

A well informed and pleasant docent really enhanced our very positive experience. We're not sure why we haven't visited the museum before as it's such a gem and gives you a very good understanding of how the city came to be. So much history crammed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tina32Devon
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you. I will pass along your feedback to our wonderful docents!

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

The city of Venice deserves credit for preserving a lovely old building. Beyond that you’d have to be a serious Venice history buff to enjoy this little hole in the wall. The staff actually looked surprised and even a little confused to get visitors although...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Divefla
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

True, the museum is geared more toward the adult population of southwestern Florida. Children enjoy our “Land Before Time” fossil exhibit. We invite you and your children to return this summer for Venice Museums Day. Hitch a ride on the trolley and disembark at local...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tianna8
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank franksnake71
VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank sunny s
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shoobeesu
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.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Island Breeze Inn
134 reviews
.19 miles away
Venice Beach Villas
558 reviews
.40 miles away
Island Sun Inn
183 reviews
.52 miles away
Inn at the Beach
1,550 reviews
.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 261 nearby restaurants
Croissant & Co
575 reviews
.31 miles away
Venice Avenue Creamery
149 reviews
.31 miles away
Ciao Gelato
718 reviews
.31 miles away
Darrell's
1,218 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 116 nearby attractions
Sirena Island Day Spa
33 reviews
.21 miles away
Coppola Artistica
5 reviews
.23 miles away
The Zebra Lounge Piano bar
24 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ted L
June 28, 2017|
Answer
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.
2
Votes
Ted L
June 28, 2017|
Answer
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.
0
Votes