The Jewish Museum of Venice believes that the sharing of stories builds a community. For 60 years now, we have done our best to be compelling narrators of Jewish history.

We are the guardians of an amazing cultural heritage where everyone can discover themselves in a millennial encounter with otherness.





The presence of Jews in the region that was to become the Venetian republic is documented from as early as the first centueries of the vernacular era. According to the tradition they arrived in Venice, a great trading centre between Easy and West, towards the beginning of the eleventh century.

Little by little, despite alternating moments of “permission” and “prohibition”, the number and importance of Jews in Venice grew considerably, so much that on March 29th 1516 the Republic found it necessary to enact a decree to organize their presence.


Opening times and guided tours

The museum is open from Sunday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. On Friday end the day before Jewish festivities the museum could close earlier. From the museum you can...

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Mrs Stern Friedman's donation

A new amazin donation by Marina Stern Friedman from the United States to Venice. You will appreciate the Mrs Stern Friedman's jewls and Mr. David Graziadio Viterbi's objcts in a...

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