Visit the museum
The Museum is open from Monday to Friday. It is possible to visit the Museum twice a day: the first at 11.30am and the second at 2.45pm. (Public waterbus line 20 at 11.10am and 2.30pm).
Tickets and meeting point at the reception.
Saturday and Sunday the visit to the Museum is possible only with guided tour.
Closing days: bank holidays and November 21.
The Museum path also includes the Church, the old apothecary and the anatomical room. Books and guidebooks are on sale at the reception.
Museum € 7 full admission, € 5 reduced admission (Seniors over 65, residents of the Metropolitan City of Venice, guests of the Centro Soggiorno e Studi in San Servolo, participants in a congress or meeting in San Servolo island, military and community service volunteers, Italian Touring Club members and accompanying person). 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. Tickets are sold at the San Servolo Reception.
Guided tours can be requested every day, also on Saturday and Sunday. Tours can be provided in English on request.
Educational workshops project 2019/2020
With its Historical Archive, the “Madness Locked Away” Insane Asylum Museum, Old Pharmacy and Historical Library, the Island of San Servolo is both a place where memory is preserved and at the same time a place of study and dissemination, research, dialogue and the sharing of knowledge. In this spirit, for the third year, six educational programmes are being proposed with different themes according to age group:
Historical memory: learning about archives; A day in an old Venetian pharmacy; Let’s put a face to history; In search of madness: a journey through past and present; Judgement, prejudice and stigma: the long road to rights; Mental illness, remedies and treatments.
The formula is designed to promote the active participation of young people in the learning process. Play and creative working methods are employed to awaken an interest in the knowledge and care of the cultural heritage, educate about the area’s history, bring schools closer to the world of archives and raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental illness, marginalisation and stigma.