Via Sant'Eliodoro 37 - Altino - 30020 Quarto d'Altino (VE)
Tel. 0422 829008 - Fax 0422 829008
Web site
The Museum is situated within the archaeological area of Altino. The exhibition is presented in rooms 1 and 2 , along the portico around the square in the middle and in the garden in front of the Museum. The exhibition ‘Altino. Lagoon Glass’ is presented in six displays located in these two rooms. Renovation works of the new premises are well underway and soon an additional section will open in a rural complex located nearby. It will host a much larger collection of prehistoric, Roman and Late Antiquity-Early Middle Age exhibits.
Collection history
From around 1880s scientists and Veneto institutions started to take interest in the topography of the ancient Altino and in the archaeological items of Altino origin belonging to Reali family, then owners of the area. More objects from the city and its necropolises were found as a result of excavation, agriculture and reclaim works. The need for proper preservation of such numerous and important findings became evident and urgent. Eventually, under the management of Bruna Forlati Tamaro, the National Archaeological Museum of Altino was opened in 1960. In spite of space limitations there have been regular re-arrangements of the exhibition since then. The current exhibition was set up under the title of ‘Altino. Lagoon Glass’ in 2010 as a permanent arrangement.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: Full price € 3; reduced € 1,5 (between the age of 18-25); free entrance for EU citizens under 18 and over 65 ;
School access Preferably upon booking
Disabled access
Opening Times
Closed on the 25 December, 1 January and 1 May. The ticket office closes at 7pm. Nel museo è attualmente allestita la mostra "Vetro Murrino da Altino a Murano", aperta dal 16 giugno 2012 al 6 gennaio 2013.

Recommended tour time (minutes): 120
Services for visitors
No disabled facilities
Commune parking with limited space around portico
Educational Services
Guide a stampa Audio guide Brochure
Audio guides and Braille guides are available.
Information boards
Captions under exhibits
Multilingual ads: Inglese Tedesco
Guided Tours
Booking required, organised by Synthesis: tel. 041 5311460, 041 5310368; e-mail:
Educational activities
Booking required, organised by Studio D: tel. 049 8360553, 348 2858309; e-mail:
Educational workshops
Booking required, organised by Studio D: tel. 049 8360553, 348 2858309; e-mail:
Library and documentation centre
The library and the archive are on the first floor; access is restricted to Museum staff and authorised scholars.