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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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Well organised museum

A well laid out and interesting museum in a lovely old palazzo. Audio guide brings it to life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nicolecherry
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Interesting

This fairly small museum contains interesting exhibits on the history of Bologna. Easy to find and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara S
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 1993 6370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A well laid out and interesting museum in a lovely old palazzo. Audio guide brings it to life - also some knowledge of Italian is useful to read key information boards. There is a cafe but no restaurant so eat before/ after your visit. Open...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fairly small museum contains interesting exhibits on the history of Bologna. Easy to find and worth a visit.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why this museum is so highly rated. While it wasn't terrible, it wasn't particularly interesting either, and that's coming from someone that has a real love of history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum of Bologna's rather convoluted history from 500 BC through Post-WWII in over 30 rooms of exhibits, artifacts, videos, interpretive displays, etc. Although most of the labels and text panels are in Italian, you also can get a audio guide, but...More

Thank interceptpubs
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The virtual tour of medieval Bologna was definitely the highlight ( not advisable for those with a fear of heights... it will do your head in) but otherwise fantastic! Lots of really interesting information with visual and auditory support... loved it ! The audio that...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We're not great museum enthusiasts but decided to find out more about Bologna's history we would visit and were not disappointed. You also have the opportunity to have a virtual reality experience which was amazing, and well worth the extra euros, you really feel you...More

Thank Jenni R
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

It was a good place to start our time in Bologna, we found out about the history of city, although it was only later in the day that we really made sense of some of the things we saw. Not much information so unless you...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The museum was high on our list of attractions because we were interested in something different from typical relics. The free audio guide did not match with what was on display at times. This was very frustrating. The 3-D exhibit, one of the reasons we...More

Thank Emil R
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Be prepared to spend some time here. Set in a beautiful palace that is alone worth the visit, the wonderful displays walk you through Bologna's history from early settlement to modern times. I loved the section about the buiiding of the porticos and also models...More

Thank DianePerth_Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Modern and colorful and interesting, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours learning the rich history of Bologna. Displays are mostly in Italiano, and we are learning Italian, but you can get an audio tour in English. Be sure to watch the...More

Thank helo-papa
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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee
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