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Journey into Antiquity: Explore the Archaeological National Museum in Venice with the Venice City Pass

Your ticket into the National Museum of Archaeology at the Piazza San Marco is free when using the Venice City Pass – You save € 19.

Ancient sculpture inside the archeological museum at the St. Mark's Square in Venice National Archaeological Museum Exterior view

The National Museum of Archaeology in Venice opened its doors in the 16th century, making it the oldest museum of the city. Here you can peruse through ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, which were mostly donated from private collections of Venetian aristocrats. Showcased artwork in this museum includes bronze statues, ceramics, precious stones, and coins. Due to the generosity of the Correr Museum, Egyptian mummies can also be viewed in the National Museum of Archaeology.

Opening hours National Museum of Archaeology


daily 11:00 am - 5 pm


Sun- Thu: 10.30am - 5pm
Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 7pm 


Mon–Sun: 10am–7pm

In the winter months (November-March), the National Museum of Archaeology is opened daily from 10.30 am to 5 pm, and is opened daily from 10 am to 7 pm in the months between April and October. The museum is closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Admission fee National Museum of Archaeology

Adults: 19 €
Children (0–5 years old): Free

Admission for adults into the National Museum of Archaeology costs 19 Euros and children up to 5 years can visit the museum for free. 

Tickets National Museum of Archaeology

The ticket for the National Museum of Archaeology is included in the Venice City Pass Starter, Classic and Complete.

Address Archaeological National Museum

Piazzo San Marco, 17
30124 Venezia, Italy

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Directions National Museum of Archaeology

San Zaccaria: Line 1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2
Vallaresso: Line 1
Giardinetti: Line 2 

Special terms and conditions National Museum of Archaeology

The entrance to the museum is the same as the one of the Correr Museum in the napoleonic wing.

Highlights National Museum of Archaeology

  • One of the oldest museums in Venice 
  • Antique Roman and Greek sculptures 
  • Egyptian mummies 

Attractions near National Museum of Archaeology

The museum is located on the Piazza San Marco, which is also home to the Correr Museum, Doge’s Palace, and St. Mark’s Basilica. The Marciana Regional Library can also be easily reached from the museum. 

With the Venice City Pass, you will already have your free admission ticket into the National Museum of Archaeology in your pocket. 

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