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Murano Glass Museum

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  • London
  • price 2 of 4
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Time Out Says

Four thousand years of the history of glassmaking are on display here, from the earliest traces of the craft in the Middle East to the modern art glass of Muran

In an elegant canalside palazzo, this museum comprehensively and elegantly recounts the history of glassmaking, with special emphasis on Roman glass, and how the artistry and technology developed in Venice. For example, did you know the first clear glass was invented on Murano, and not until the 1400s? Before you start shopping for glass on Murano, make the museum your first stop, to better understand the intricacies and process of the island’s handmade treasures.

Time Out tip: Buy a combined ticket to the Murano Glass Museum and the Lace Museum on Burano, and save a few euros. Both museums are also included under the Venice Museum Pass.

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato: For 7th-century mosaics and dragon bones
Vetreria Artistica Colleoni: For exquisite designs and glass-blowing demos 
La Perla Ai Bisatei: For casual dining elbow to elbow with local glassmakers

Written by
Elizabeth Heath


Fondamenta Giustinian 8
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-5pm (summer hours extend to 6pm)
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