The Palazzo Mocenigo is a building in the Santa Croce district of Venice. At present it houses the Museo di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume (“Museum of the History of Fabrics and Clothing”).
Palazzo Mocenigo Venice
Address, opening times and entrance fee
The address of the Palazzo Mocenigo and the Museo di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume is Santa Croce, 1992 – 30135 Venezia (tel. +39 041721798). Vaporetto: San Stae (line 1). Opening hours: From 10am to 5pm; from 1 November to 31 March the museum closes one hour earlier. Closed: Monday to Thursday, 1st January, 1st May, 25th December. Entrance fee: 8 Euro; children from 6 to 14 years old, students from 16 to 25 years old and people 65+: 5.50 Euro. Children from 0 to 5 years old: Free.
History Palazzo Mocenigo
The Palazzo Mocenigo was built in the 16th century, but its current appearance is the result of a renovation carried out by the Mocenigo family in the 18th century. The interior still shows exactly how the nobility used to in those days.
When the last descendant of the family, Alvise Niccolò Mocenigo, died, he bequeathed the palace to the city of Venice, instructing them to turn it into a museum.
Although this wish was fulfilled, the furniture and artworks (mostly dating back the 18th century as well) have remained in the building.
Museum of Fabrics and Perfumes
The Museum of the History of Fabrics and Clothing has been housed in the Palazzo Mocenigo since 1985 and exhibits handmade Venetian lace garments and clothes from the time of the Republic.
Five of its rooms are dedicated to the history of perfume.