The museum is located in the ancient Gothic palace that goes by the same name, in campo San Beneto, previously owned by the Pesaro family, later purchased by Mariano Fortuny.
Fortuny had it in mind to make it his atelier for photographs, scenography and scenotechnique, the creation of fabbric and painting: of all these functions the building only conserved rooms and structures, upholstery and collections.
The museum hosts displays and activities organized on the first floor, that reproduce locations and furniture just as Fortuny had created them.
The ground floor is dedicated to occasional exhibitions, accessible from campo San Beneto. Museum and Laboratory activities also take place here. The palace has remarkable photo displays and traditionally organizes activities linked to visual communication, based in particular on Fortuny’s experimentation.
Address: San Marco 3780, Campo S. Beneto - Venezia
Times: 10a.m.-6p.m. (ticket booth closes one hour beforehand)
Closed on Tuesdays and on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
Entrance: full price 8 euro, reduced 5 euro. It is also possible to access the palace with the maxi ticket - Musei di Piazza San Marco