The Museum of Oriental Art
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
The Oriental Art Museum is located in the ancient palace owned by the Pesaro family at San Stae, facing the Grand Canal. The building was designed by Baldassare Longhena.
The Museum is one of the most important collection of Japanese art of the Edo period. This collection was bought by Prince Henry II of Borbone, Count of Bardi during his travel to Asia, bewteen 1887 and 1889. More than 30.000 objects, among which swords and daggers, Japanese armours, delicate enamel objects and precious porcelains, with wide sections dedicated to Indonesian and Chinese art.
For young samurais and for little girls who admire the Disney heroine Mulan, the Oriental Art Museum provides a thrilling exhibition itinerary for the discovery of ancient Japan and China: the exhibits include Japanese edged weapons (like the katana and the wakizashi), suits of armour and spears, Japanese musical instruments (such as the shamisen and the sho), combs, beautiful kimonos and priceless porcelains.
Families composed by two adults and at least one juvenile (between 6 and 18 years of age), visiting the Venice City Museums, can make use of the Offer for Families ‘Museum Pass’ that consists of 1 full price ticket and reduced tickets for the other members of the family.
If you want to learn more about the opportunities for families in Venice, visit Having fun with your family section.
Sestiere di S. Croce n.2076
Tel-fax: 39 041 5241173