visiting the museum

information and prices

The Psychiatric Hospital Museum of San Servolo can be visited twice daily at 10:45 and 2:00 from Monday to Thursday.

Summer opening time: The Insane Asylum Museum on San Servolo is open to the public also from  21 April to 24 September from Friday to Sunday at this time:

Friday                                             3.30pm—6.30pm

Saturday and Sunday         11.30am—6.30pm

Closing days: bank holiday and November 21

Every day you can visit the Insane Asylum Museum by pre-booking a guided tour.

 

TICKET PRICES

Museum

€6.00 full admission, €4.50 reduced admission
Tickets are sold at the San Servolo Reception.

Free: children up to 14 years (must be accompanied by an adult), visitors with disabilities (with accompanying person), journalists, residents of the Metropolitan City of Venice on the first Friday of each month.

Guided tours

up to 10 people €50.00

11 to 20 people €100.00

21 to 30 people €150.00

school groups €50.00

To book guided tours, please call: +39331 1728791, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; e-mail: sanservolo@socioculturale.it

Tours can be provided in English on request. In addition to the Museum, the guided tour also includes the Church, the old apothecary and the anatomical room.

Books and guide books are on sale at the reception.

Ticket holders to the Psychiatric Hospital Museum of San Servolo will be granted a discount on admission tickets to the Scuola Grande di San Marco (as part of the Medical Itinerary of Venice).

educational workshop

We are currently preparing educational itineraries for school groups to improve their knowledge of the archive and museum heritage preserved on the Island of San Servolo. In line with the provisions of the Articles of Association of San Servolo – Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia, the workshops will address issues related to mental health and social malaise. Information on new workshops for 2016/2017 will be available here soon.

itinerary ot the history of medicine in Venice

Known from the time of its foundation in 1216 as a “schola battutorum”, Scuola Grande di San Marco was originally a penitential movement that gradually became a true philanthropic institution. In 1347, a hospital was created to provide food, housing and medical care for the elderly, widows, orphans and the needy of all ages. Today, this prestigious Scuola is located next to Venice’s hospital, Ospedale Civile San Giovanni e Paolo. The Medical Museum, Library and Apothecary can be visited and admired along with wonderful paintings by Tintoretto. In cooperation with Venice’s health unit (ULSS 12), which owns the assets, a museum itinerary dedicated to the history of medicine in Venice has been created in partnershiph with the Psychiatric Hospital Museum of San Servolo. Holders of a ticket to Scuola Grande di San Marco will be granted discounted admission to the Psychiatric Hospital Museum, and vice versa.

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN MARCO

Known from the time of its foundation in 1216 as a “schola battutorum”, Scuola Grande di San Marco was originally a penitential movement that gradually became a true philanthropic institution. In 1347, a hospital was created to provide food, housing and medical care for the elderly, widows, orphans and the needy of all ages. Today, this prestigious Scuola is located next to Venice’s hospital, Ospedale Civile San Giovanni e Paolo. The Medical Museum, Library and Apothecary can be visited and admired along with wonderful paintings by Tintoretto. In cooperation with Venice’s health unit (ULSS 12), which owns the assets, a museum itinerary dedicated to the history of medicine in Venice has been created in partnershiph with the Psychiatric Hospital Museum of San Servolo. Holders of a ticket to Scuola Grande di San Marco will be granted discounted admission to the Psychiatric Hospital Museum, and vice versa.