Jewish Museum of Venice
Opening Times of the Museum
from June 1st to September 30th: 10.00 a.m. - 07.00 p.m.
from October 1st to May 31st: 10.00 a.m. - 05.30 p.m.
Closed on Saturday (Shabbat), during Jewish festivities, on December 25th , on January 1st and on May 1st .
The Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its kind for its own specificity.
The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.
The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. The museum furthermore offers a wide selection of ancient books and manuscripts and some objects used in the most important moments of the cycle of civil and religious life.
The museum is built in two areas, the first one devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to objects used for liturgy, the latter- planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews through images and objects.
The Ghetto of Venice
- The Great German Schola
- The Canton Schola
- The Italian Schola
- The Levantine Schola
- The Spanish Schola