Venice National Archaeological Museum, Venice

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The National Archaeological Museum (Italian: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia) is a museum located right on Piazza San Marco in Venice.


The National Archaeological Museum was established in 1523 by Cardinal Domenico Grimani. This Museum has a great collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, ceramics, coins and stones dating back as far as the 1st Century B.C. Some of the archeological collections from the Correr Museum are also housed here.


Visitors can also view the elegant vases, impeccable ivories, portraits of long-ago Roman emperors, marbles and busts, gems and jewelry in this museum. Numerous treasured relics of Assyro-Babylonian, Greek, Tuscan, Roman and Egyptian origins will enlighten the visitors seeking pieces of Neolithic Age. Visitors will relish other highlights such as the Armenian-Venetian collection, legal texts dating back to the 17th Century, and bilingual dictionaries.


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  • Out of the three institutions accessed through the Museo Correr entrance this was the most interesting for me, as a graduate in Roman imperial history. I was particularly wowed by the collection of.....  more »
  • Entry to here comes as part of the Doges Palace tickets and the other museums you get entry to, probably our least favourite of the additional museums. A lot of statues, pieces of archeological...  more »
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  • I love most history museums but found this one disappointing. Very small collection that didn't let me learn much about the past, nothing interactive, uninspiring. Had to buy an expensive ticket for the whole museum area and the palace to get in. This is only a place for those who are deeply into roman busts. EDIT: I am grateful for the museum's answer. Great that you are planning a remake! What I think could be added even before 2021 are simply better signs in several languages that tells the visitor more about the objects and what they can tell us about past times.
  • Just like any other museum. Feels like when you see it once, you see it (sculptures etc) all. Would have been nice to instead view an exhibit of how locals lived. Their daily use objects, etc
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