Museo del Manicomio, Venice

2.5
#73 of 87 in Museums in Venice
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  • First of all, we have to congratulate Mrs Flora who, although not a guide, explained many things to us in a very clear, very helpful and kind way. The museum has only two openings a day (we were only four on this tour, so I can understand), however even if you get there first you can enjoy a beautiful view and a bit of tranquility on the island immersed in nature. The museum (full cost 6th, reduced 4.50. Payment only in cash plus 10 euros ferry round trip) is very interesting and clear, I recommend it.
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  • Definitely an interesting visit, but there were few things to see, I think it is impossible that only that remained,also even if you could read the information our companion if he was very kind was not a guide since he did not explain anything to us ,probably since they opened the museum just for us that those who took care of the visits were not present, otherwise the thing is not managed at best,sin for a place with potential to attract tourists
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  • Worth the visit and very reasonable entry fee. Interesting and obscure history to make a trip to venice really unique and see a part of venice not many visitors see.
  • This museum is certainly interesting but is quite small and didn't quite meet my expectations. I would recommend avoiding it unless you are into science or mental health facilities and if you've seen most of what the main part of Venice has to offer. It contains 2 main hallways and a few small rooms with limited pictures of the place when it was in use. There are some instruments and equipment that seems original with some information about it in Italian and most of the time English as well (some minor things are only in Italian, a good opportunity for Google Lense). I was expecting a creepy vibe or things to be set up as they used to be when the institution was functioning but this wasn't the case at all. Instead, items and pictures were on display with information. There were 2 rooms (operating rooms and pharmacy) that the employee led us to and opened separately. I would make sure to see the operation room at least. It had an operating table as well as real human skulls and brains on display. The creepiest room of the entire museum! The pharmacy was a cool little room to briefly look at but not incredibly interesting. You can get here pretty easily and quickly (15 minutes) by vaporetto (public ferry). Buy your return tickets before arriving because the machine for tickets on the island was broken. You buy tickets for the museum downstairs and then enter upstairs. Not sure if they take credit card, I used cash.
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