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Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna

Palazzo Sanguinetti | Strada Maggiore, 34, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7711
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The Music Museum of Bologna is home to the nine rooms of the exhibition, which illustrate about six centuries of the history of European music. There are over one hundred paintings of famous people from the music world, which are a part of the picture gallery started by Padre Giovanni Battista Martini, more than eighty antique musical instruments, and a large selection of valuable historical documents, such as treatises, volumes, opera libretti, letters, manuscripts, original musical scores, etc.
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Palazzo Sanguinetti | Strada Maggiore, 34, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7711
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited in March to be welcomed by courteous staff and ushered into one of the best specialist museums we had ever seen. From the history of the collection to the exhibits of instruments, musical manuscripts and composers' portraits, everything is well set out. The...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is near the Towers in Bologna. It is housed in an historic, grand building. They offer an audio guide for 4 euros in addition to the entry cost of 5 euros. Worth it though to get a real insight into the exhibition. The exhibits...More

1  Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the best music museums I have visited. It's quite small but has an outstanding collection of original manuscripts, instruments and oil paintings. The one of Vivaldi is mesmerising.

Thank Silvers70
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Visited here with my wife. Really fascinating. Most of the descriptions are in Italian or little English but still enjoyable otherwise. It is well worth a visit if you are in Bologna!

Thank Jamesefc
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Interesting collection, fascinating artifacts, less-than-inspiring presentation. However, it is a must for musicians!

Thank hariettethespy
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Around every corner and in every room there is something fascinating, whether it be original scores, unusual old instruments, or the beautiful palazzo rooms. I expected a 30 minute walk-through and instead, spent over 2 hours admiring the collection and delighting in the actual written...More

Thank julijoyeux
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This Museum is placed in a beautiful palazzo. It focuses mostly in the history of Giovanni Martini, an influential musician, priest and teacher who helped the careers of many musicians, including Mozart. Through his work we see the development of musical form, the instruments used...More

Thank RicardoCub
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Quite the amazing zone to revel, appreciate and be surprised in an atmosphere of sheer elegance and beauty. History lives through these superbly crafted instruments and getting your culture bearing is a lot of fun. The space is magnificent and the displays encourage you to...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is easy to reach: just walk straight through Strada Maggiore. I don't like this museum, since I'm not really into the history of music. Btw, Palazzo Sanguinetti truly deserves a tour. It's a tipical noble house. You should visit it on first Sunday...More

Thank GourmetPellegrino
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum of music. Cost of entry was €5. Recommend hiring headset for €3 which gives you information on the exhibits and also a taste of the baroque music. Wonderful history and portraits of composers. Well worth spending an hour or two there.

Thank Clive D
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