Piazzetta San Marco 17 - 30100 Venezia (VE)
Tel. 041 5225978 - Fax 041 5225978
Web site http://www.polomuseale.venezia.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/6/museo-archeologico-nazionale
The National Archaeological Museum of Venice, situated in the Procuratie Nuove, can be legitimately defined as the heir of the ancient Public Statuary of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, the founding nucleus of the collection partially rearranged in the Vestibule of the National Library of St. Mark’s. The Archaeological Museum boasts an extraordinary collection of Roman and Greek sculptures, as well a large number of ancient coins, marvellous gems and cameos, bronze artefacts, pottery, Egyptian and Assyrian-Babylonian antiques and prestigious findings from the Late Antiquity period.
Collection history
The National Archaeological Museum of Venice has its most remote roots in the establishment of the Public Statuary of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, set up in the late 16th century thanks to the donations made by Domenico and Giovanni Grimani. Originally situated in the Antechamber of the Libreria di San Marco (St. Mark Library), current Vestibule of the National Library, the Statuary has been one of the first public museums on ancient art in Europe and for centuries it served as a renowned and highly visited cultural point of reference. In 1812 it was moved to Palazzo Ducale (the Doge’s Palace) and during the 1920s it was moved again to the rooms of the former Royal Palace, where it is still situated. Prof. Carlo Anti was in charge of the then layout. More recently, in 1997, two walls of the Public Statuary inside the Vestibule of the National Library have been renovated. The museum, which also hosts private collections, is part of the network of the so-called “musei marciani” (museums of St. Mark’s) together with the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum and the National Library of St. Mark’s.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: Si; Price: National Archaeological Museum: full fare € 4.00; reduced fare € 2.00 (EU citizens aged between 18-25, public school teachers with open-end contracts); EU citizens and foreigners below 18 and over 65, authorized tour guides, tourist interpreters, staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation, ICOM members, groups of Italian/EU students accompanied by teacher/s (a list with the name of each student and teacher in headed paper is required), students and lecturers from the Faculty of Architecture, Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation, Education Science, Arts and any other degree with an archaeological or historical-artistic specialization within the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (a certificate of enrolment for the current academic year is required), students and lecturers from the Academy of Arts (a certificate of enrolment for the current academic year is required) Museum Card – Museums of Piazza S. Marco: full fare € 12.50; reduced fare € 6,50 (EU students aged between 15-29, escorts (max 2 escorts per group), seniors +65, staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation, Rolling Venice card holders); free: residents of the Municipality of Venice, children aged between 0-5, disabled person and helper, authorized tour guides, tourist interpreters accompanying a group, group leaders – groups of 21 people or more (advance booking required), ICOM members.;
School access Advance telephone booking required
Disabled access There are a lift and toilets in the Correr Museum
Opening Times
SummerMonday9.00 - 19.00
SummerTuesday9.00 - 19.00
SummerWednesday9.00 - 19.00
SummerThursday9.00 - 19.00
SummerFriday9.00 - 19.00
SummerSaturday9.00 - 19.00
SummerSunday9.00 - 19.00
WinterMonday9.00 - 17.00
WinterTuesday9.00 - 17.00
WinterWednesday9.00 - 17.00
WinterThursday9.00 - 17.00
WinterFriday9.00 - 17.00
WinterSaturday9.00 - 17.00
WinterSunday9.00 - 17.00
Access for visitors through the Correr Museum (Piazza San Marco, Napoleonic wing, Monumental staircase). Ticket office at Correr Museum closes one hour and half before the Museum; ticket office at Archaeological Museum closes half an hour before the Museum. Closed on Christmas day and New Year Day.

Recommended tour time (minutes): 60
Services for visitors
In the Correr Museum
In the Correr Museum
There is a café in the Correr Museum
Educational Services
Information boards
In each room there is an information panel.
Mobile cards
In each group of rooms which share the same theme there are one or more information sheets in Italian, English and French; in some rooms, information sheets for children are also available (in Italian).
Captions under exhibits
Multilingual ads: Francese Inglese
Information sheets in English and French, information sheets for children in French, panels in English and French.
Guided Tours
Available on demand. Free guided tours at the National Library every Sunday (except for the 4th Sunday of the month) at 10am, 12am and 2 pm.
Educational activities
Available on demand. The activities are organized by the association “Amici dei Musei e Monumenti Veneziani”.
Library and documentation centre
For the exclusive use of the management.