Jewish Museum of Venice

Cannaregio 2902\b
30121 Venice VE

The Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its kind for its own specificity.
The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.
The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. The museum furthermore offers a wide selection of ancient books and manuscripts and some objects used in the most important moments of the cycle of civil and religious life.

The museum is built in two areas, the first one devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to objects used for liturgy, the latter- planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews through images and objects.

The museum:
- First room
- Second room
- Jews in Venice, the new museum area


The Ghetto of Venice

- Map

- History of the Ghetto





The Synagogues:

- The Great German Schola
- The Canton Schola
- The Italian Schola
- The Levantine Schola
- The Spanish Schola

The Ancient Jewish Cemetery




 Buy your ticket

- on line on Venezia Unica

-on site by Venezia Unica ticket offices

Current exhibitions
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Reservations required for groups and classes



Jewish Manga Art –the beauty of strictness

31 March 2019
Paid admission
Opening on March 31, 2019 at the Jewish Museum of Venice, a very special exhibition: a room dedicated to the manga of Jewish subject designed by Thomas Lay.
Thomas Lay started drawing at the age of 25, in Japan, in the studio of Yumiko Igarashi, author of Candy Candy and Georgie.
After studying at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, lay decided to follow his first,...