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Museum of the History of Bologna

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Address: Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 1993 6370
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

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A mix of modern and old - interesting to see graffiti celebrated as art. But not spectacular. Interesting to see a futuristic walkway

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A mix of modern and old - interesting to see graffiti celebrated as art. But not spectacular. Interesting to see a futuristic walkway

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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437 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading gushing reviews of the Museum of the History of Bologna, we found it splashy and a tad disappointing, long on style and short on artifacts. The explanatory texts were quite thorough, with the long versions exclusively in Italian. Briefer explanations in a range of other languages, including English, were available to pick up in each section. To get... More 

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Manaus, AM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is not a huge and tiresome museum, well kept, and with a large variety of material showing the events surrounding Bologna and its history in an interesting way. One can spend anywhere between an hour or a couple of hours, depending on how much information one is prepared to take up, and if one intends to see everything, or... More 

Thank Ramesh27
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A perfect view on the history of the town, without being overpowering or too scholarly. A pity that the explanations are only in Italian, however every room has leaflets in English. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Had very nice conversation with Cesare, who went out of his way to convey information and an informal presentation of the few rooms he was attending.... More 

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South Pole
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, especially since Bologna has many great museums that offer magical experiences and good value. This museum is definitely not worth the 11 euro for general admission. Discounted tickets for students are still a steep 8 euro, and only on Tuesdays (why?). Strollers have to be left in lockers downstairs, which is a problem... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

very interesting collection and the illustrated manuscripts are beautiful. The whole collection is not too big that you get tired, but enough variety to be very engaging.

Thank Brian L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Everything you need to know about this great city. Lots of presentations and visual things inside and not that expensive

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This museum houses a very diverse collection - the photos that others have posted will give you a good idea. You will definitely learn something new here, without feeling intimidated.

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

A must for anyone with the slightest interest in how a place came to be. Very well laid out and "user friendly". Fosters a greater appreciation of this wonderful city.

Thank Deevoured
Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A brilliant portrait of Bologna over the ages. The personal audio system worked well with the depictions of Bologna throughout the ages. We were so glad we decided to visit. If you want the audio system do remember to take some form of identification with you. A photo copy of our passports was accepted.

Thank Barbara M

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