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Museum of the History of Bologna

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well worth a visit

If you want to get an overview of the history of the city this is the place to come. Set out in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon R
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Very modern & thoughtfully presented

This museum was better than we expected...perhaps it’s only been recently... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Canberra, Australia
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Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews audio guide etruscan times modern times virtual reality several floors written info interactive displays english subtitles chronological order well laid out couple of hours few hours worth a visit tourist office bolognese multimedia video
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get an overview of the history of the city this is the place to come. Set out in about 30 separate rooms it takes you from Etruscan time to modern day with a very good audio guide. Some of the rooms...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum was better than we expected...perhaps it’s only been recently updated/renovated??...puzzled by fact that there haven’t been many reviews since 2017? It was also so very quiet in the mid afternoon (a Thursday)...it’s 10 Euro but 8 if you’re over 70 or a teacher....More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We visited here by chance. 10 Euro admission fee is expensive for what is on display. It was mostly empty and rooms did not flow well. All staff we encountered were unfriendly and it seemed we were an inconvience. Why they require a copy of...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Expecting some good things of an interactive museum of a great city, we happily paid 10 Euro entrance fee. No one else at the museum and it soon became clear. Artefacts were few and far between with poor explanation. An audio guide gave some brief...More

Thank AlisonD1411
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Fascinating museum tracing the history of this incredible but fairly poorly known (outside of Italy, anyway) city, from the Etruscans to the present day. Well laid out, interactive, original, informative and fun. We really enjoyed it!

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The museum of the history of Bologna looks promising, but doesn't deliver. There are not many authentic pieces and the museum focusses too much on multimedia - of which the Italian audio is loudly overpowering the English audio guide. The information given in the audio...More

Thank KarinS3578
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Expensive entry at 10€, and certainly not worth that if you don’t speak Italian. I declined the English audio guide (which I now notice another reviewer mentioned was free - that wasn’t explained to me) as I like to take my time and read about...More

Thank Brantome2
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Museum of the History of Bologna was really nice looking museum! It was really clean and modern looking. However, there was nearly no text in english, so it's better to take audioguide when buying tickets (audioguide in english is free)

Thank sebozpp
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Visited it last Sunday, it seemed an excellent exhibition with lots of information, but although my Italian is reasonably good, it was hard work making my way through it. I got the audio guide but while it gave information on each room, it was much...More

Thank GrainneWaterford
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a nicely-put together museum with a well-thought-out route through an old palace, charting the history of Bologna (in chronological order) with modern displays and interesting exhibits. It’s just a pity many of the interactive elements have broken since they were installed - so...More

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