Museo d'arte Orientale

The Museum of Oriental Art

S. Croce n.2076
30135 Venice VE

+++In line with the latest guidance, from 5 November 2020 The Museum of Oriental Art will be temporarily closed to the public.+++

The Oriental Art Museum is located in the ancient palace owned by the Pesaro family at San Stae, facing the Grand Canal. The building was designed by Baldassare Longhena.

The Museum is one of the most important collection of Japanese art of the Edo period. This collection was bought by Prince Henry II of Borbone, Count of Bardi during his travel to Asia, bewteen 1887 and 1889. More than 30.000 objects, among which swords and daggers, Japanese armours, delicate enamel objects and precious porcelains, with wide sections dedicated to Indonesian and Chinese art.




Museum Map


  • Tickets and Opening Hours From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
  • Accessibility: Accessibility to nine of the ten exhibition areas (presence of steps at the entrance of the museum).
    Itinerary for visually impaired and blind on booking
  • Tel-fax: 39 041 5241173
    E-mail: pm-ven.orientale@beniculturali.it