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Museo Civico Archeologico

Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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A true gem I discovered in the heart of the city!

I found this place very unexpectedly as it's red sign caught my attention while I was walking down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
via mobile
Academic overwhelming

Needs at least a full day to do it justice. This is a museum for the seriously interested. I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the heart of the city, inside Palazzo Galvani, close to Piazza Maggiore and the Church of San Petronio. The first construction of this building dated back to the XV century. Modifications and renovations continued up to 1881, when it was definitively opened to the public as a Museum.You can reach the Museum using any bus that runs through Piazza Maggiore. This museum is among the most important in archeological finds in Italy and is highly representative of the local history from prehistoric period to Roman Age. Additionally, its ancient Egyptian collection is among the most important in Europe. Opening hours Tue-Fri: 9AM-3PM Sat, Sun and holidays: 10AM - 6,30PM Closed on Monday,New Year's day, 1st of May,Christmas Day. Admittance Ordinary ticket: Euro 5 (visitors 19-65 years old); Reduced Euro 3; Children and youngs (0-18): free Access for disabled visitors Bookshop Audioguides and QR code Specialized library with a reading lounge. Historic archive (available for consultation with an appointment) Photographic archive (available for consultation with appointment or by written request) Wardrobe: visitors are not allowed to enter in the Museum with bags, umbrellas and other large objects. It is possible to put personal effects inside appropriate boxes with keys. The wardrobe doesn't accept large cases or packs. Bookings are obligatory only for groups with a guide Standard photos, digital photos, videos and films are allowed but only without flash or other enlightening objects and exclusively for personal use and not for commercial purposes. Inside the Museum smoking, eating or drinking are not allowed.
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Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place very unexpectedly as it's red sign caught my attention while I was walking down one of the main squares of the town. It was free to enter for me as I have shown my student card in the reception and was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needs at least a full day to do it justice. This is a museum for the seriously interested. I have never in my life seen so many prehistoric axe heads

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is included within the Bologna Welcome Card that can be purchased at the tourist office. It is well worth a visit, they give additional information sheets as not all the artefacts have labels to read in English. Surprised at how much was there,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive Egyptian collection, as well as Etruscan and Roman. The Egyptian collection is housed in the basement, most of the displays are described is English. However the main floor displays rarely have English descriptions. This is something that is now being addressed. Entrance cost is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pored over the ancient relics but weren't helped by the lack of English translations in most cases and not even sure which century we were looking at! However I believe they are updating the museum displays. There were so many examples of each individual...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lots of excellent highlights - which are somewhat lost in overcrowded rooms. There is lots to see - so be selective. The Museum has helpful leaflets in English - and a guide to how to find the highlights.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Situated on the main square this museum is a real gem . Roman sculptures and artifacts , in the basement a small but beautiful collection of Egyptian objects .

Reviewed 20 May 2017

A great museum for those into rocks or archaeology in general, and can speak Italian. I can't, and after visiting the medieval museum the day before where you had English hand-outs this was a bit frustrating. I knew from reading on googlemaps that they had...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have to say this was an unexpected gen. It has a great collection of Egyptian artifacts and the Bronze age artefacts on the first floor was very interesting. It made quite a change to somewhere like the British Museum as that always seems very...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I was really surprised at the depth of these collections. Including Egyptian, Etruscian and Roman artifacts and more. It was well worth the visit.

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