Oriental Art Museum

Fondamenta de Ca' Pesaro, 2076 Sant Croce, Venice 30135

Visiting Venice can be a great experience for art lovers. You must visit The Oriental Art Museum if you are one of them. The Oriental Art Museum will make an exciting visit for the whole family. It offers something interesting for people of all ages and an excellent opportunity to learn about new cultures. It is one of the top places on the list of things to do in Venice as it is a fantastic mix of fun and learning. 


Another reason The Oriental Art Museum is a must-see location is the beautiful baroque-style Ca Pesaro Palace. It serves as a home to the museum and grants a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal. The Oriental Art Museum is small yet remarkable and will leave all visitors inspired. 

The Collection of the Museum

The collection you can see today exists because of Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi. He gathered it during his round-the-world travels in 1887 - 1889. It is a comprehensive collection of more than 30 000 pieces. These include paintings, porcelains, textiles and costumes, weapons, and armors. Most of the pieces come from Japan, but also China, Thailand, and Cambodia. The collection of Japanese art from the Edo Period (1614 - 1868) is one of the best in the world and wouldn't leave anyone indifferent. It is among the most important European art collections from this period. 

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun: 10:00 - 17:00