There are many museums to visit in Venice, but today we are going to give you a list of the cheapest museums you can see for less than 10 euros. The list is very heterogeneous, from sacred art to natural art, so you can satisfy everyone's desires.
5. Natural History Museum of Venice
The Natural History Museum, which is part of the museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, is housed in the beautiful building of the Fontego dei Turchi. It is located in the Santa Croce district and the building overlooks the Grand Canal. The collections in the museum vary from those created through local research to collections resulting from travel and expeditions to distant lands, which have been donated to the museum. There are many important exhibits in the museum, including the skeleton of a dinosaur Ouranosaurus Nigeriensis, and the skeleton of a Sarcosuchus Imperator, the largest crocodile in history.
The full ticket costs 9 euros, reduced tickets (over 65, students from15 to 25 years old, kids from 6 to 14 years old) 6.50 euros, whereas children from 0 to 5 years old enter for free.
4. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art - Manfrediniana Picture Gallery
The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art houses the artistic heritage belonging to the Diocese of Venice. Today the museum is located in the Pinacoteca Manfrediniana, situated in the Dorsoduro district inside the building of the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. The museum's collection consists of around 65 paintings, most of which are works of the Venetian and Central Italian school of painting, but there are also paintings from northern Europe and copies of famous works now housed in the Hermitage or the Louvre.
The full ticket costs 8 euros, reduced tickets 6 euros (kids from 18 to 25 years old, over 65, journalists), free for kids under 17.
3. Carlo Goldoni House
The Carlo Goldoni House makes also part of the museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and is located in the San Polo district inside Palazzo Centani, a building constructed in the Gothic style. The palace is the birthplace of the great playwright, where he was born in 1707 and where he lived until 1719. In 1914 a committee of citizens bought the palace and donated it to the Venice City Council in 1931. Due to the wars, it was only possible to open the museum to the public in 1953.
The full ticket costs 6 euros, the reduced one (over 65, students from 15 to 25 years old, children from 6 to 14 years old) 4.50 euros, while children from 0 to 5 years old can enter for free.
2. Basilica of Frari
The Basilica of Frari is a treasure chest of art and faith. Located in the San Polo district in the campo of the same name, it houses works of great value, such as the Monument to Canova. The works range from paintings, sculptures and wooden works to monuments. In addition, the Basilica is one of the largest churches in Venice.
The full ticket costs 3 euros, the reduced one 1.50 euros (students under 29 years old), while children under 11 years old enter for free.
1. Music Museum
The Church of San Maurizio in Venice (now deconsecrated), located in the San Marco district in the campo of the same name, houses the Music Museum. The small museum is completely dedicated to the manufacturing of stringed instruments, an art for which Venice was famous over the centuries. The collection includes mainly bows, violins and cellos, but also harps, mandolins, lutes and a few wind instruments.
Access to the museum is completely free, although you can buy an audio guide for 5 euros.