Monday: 8.15 am to 2 pm
From Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15 am to 7.15 pm
The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the close of the halls.
January 1st, May 1st, December 25 (subject to availability of service personnel on a voluntary basis).
With Palazzo Grimani, the city of Venice gained an especially valuable addition to its museum circuit, internationally important for its architectural originality, the quality of its decoration and the history of its development.
The palazzo housed Giovanni Grimani’s archaeological collection, one of the finest of the time, which was strikingly displayed on shelves, mantelpieces and plinths in settings such as the specially designed Tribuna and the courtyard.
The decoration of the rooms is of extraordinarily high quality, with outstanding stuccowork and frescoes reflecting the confidently unconventional taste of the Grimanis and executed by Mannerist artists such as Giovanni da Udine, Francesco Salviati, Camillo Mantovano, Francesco Menzocchi and Federico Zuccari.
All this makes Palazzo Grimani unique in Venetian history and architecture, a fascinating treasure house of cultural, artistic and historical riches and, now that its restoration has been completed, a museum of itself and of a few choice examples of the taste underlying the creation of the family collections in the 1500s.
... and for children, until June 1st, 2013 : A Perdifiaba. Readings with actors and music from the Italian fairy tales by Italo Calvino. Take a look at the event. (Italian language only)
If you want to learn more about the opportunities for families in Venice, visit Having fun with your family section.