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The Insane Asylum Museum

Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venezia VE
The museum houses an exhibition charting the history of mental illness care over the past three centuries in Venice. You will see chains, handcuffs and straitjackets – used to contain the mentally ill in the 19th century – and also instruments used to cure mental illnesses, such as electroshock machines.
You can visit the museum from May to the second weekend of September:
Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
ph:+39 0415240119 (guided tours booking)
+39 0412765001 Fax:+39 0412765402