Museums & Galleries

Palazzo Mocenigo

Palazzo Mocenigo houses the Museum of Textiles and Costumes and is part of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the civic foundation responsible for the running of some of the most visited museums in Venice.    The museum contains textiles and costumes from the collections of various sources, including the Correr, Guggenheim and Cini museums.

The palazzo, for itself, is worth visiting. It is Gothic in style and has numerous fine frescoes and paintings.  It belonged to the illustrious Mocenigo family who produced seven doges. In 1945, it was bequeathed to the Italian State by the last surviving member of the family, Alvise Mocenigo, to be run as a museum.