Torcello Museum

Address Piazza Torcello
30100 Torcello Venezia
ph. +39 041/730761 Fax+39 041/730875
How to get there Public service ACTV – line LN “Laguna Nord “Torcello” change in Burano.
From Venice: Fondamenta Nuove – Burano – Torcello.
From Mainland : Punta Sabbioni – Treporti – Burano - Torcello.
For information:
ACTV – Tel. +39 041/2722111 –
VELA – Tel +39 041/2424 –
Opening times and Admission Winter time: 1/11-28/02  10:00 – 17:00
Summer time: 1/03-31/10  10:30 – 17:30
Closed:on Monday and national festivities, 21st November (opened 15st August)
Tickets: full price Euro 3,00
Reduced price Euro 1,50 (for groups more than 10 people, Children aged 6 to 12 ).
Free admission for classes accompanied by teachers and for children up to 5 years. Cumulative tickets:
Museum + Basilica + Campanile (belltower) Euro 8,00; reduced for groups Euro 5,50; Museum + Basilica: Euro 5,50; reduced for groups Euro 3,00.
Facilities Book shop no - cloak-room no - coffeeshop no
Access for the disabled Presents. Staircase to reach the archeological section and winding staircase between the ground floor and the first floor of the medieval and modern section.
Educational aids and co-ordinated activities Captions and information panels; multilingual guide-book for the visit, aids for visit, didactic laboratories for schools.
Guide/catalogue -Il Museo di Torcello bronzi, ceramiche, marmi di età antica catalogo della sezione archeologica, edited by Giulia Fogolari, Marsilio
-Il Museo di Torcello, guida breve alle due sezioni, Marsilio 1994.
-Museo di Torcello sezione medievale e moderna, catalogue edited by Giulia Fogolari, Provincia di Venezia, 1978 (out of print but distributed in all libraries)
Bibliography -Callegari Adolfo, Il museo provinciale di Torcello,Venezia, 1930.
-Levi Cesare Augusto, Catalogo degli Oggetti d’Antichità del Museo provinciale di Torcello con brevi notizie dei luoghi e delle epoche di ritrovamento, Venezia,1988

Other bibliography is available relating to different. categories of findings and to the history of the island
Director Doctor Gloria Vidali
Cultural Sector Manager – Provincia di Venezia
Computer department manager Nomination pending
Collections and sections The museum is divided into two sections. The Palazzo del Consiglio, which was originally built in the XVIth century and is the seat of the medieval and modern sections, while the Palazzo dell’archivio, the other remaining building in the square, which dates back to XIth – XVIth century houses the archeological section. A group of marbles belonging to the museum are found in the Loggia of Palazzo dell’archivio and in the open space between the two Palaces.
Scientific aids Photographic archive.
Inventory On paper.
Paper Catalogue of findings of the Archeological Section.
Computer Catalog of the Medieval and Modern Sections attained in collaboration with the Veneto Region and the Carive Foundation, carried out by the Dipartment of History of Arts and Preservation of Artistic Heritage of the University of Ca Foscari - Venice.
Management and ownership Provincia di Venezia
Collection owned by Provincia di Venezia – State property
Installations Burglar and fire alarm.