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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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modern technology enhances historic materials

Easily the most engaging museum in Bologna, with comprehensive chronological and topical exhibits... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2014
Julia S
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Rome, Italy
A modern museum for an ancient city

This the opposite of those museums that consist of dark objects enclosed in an old and dusty glass... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2014
DEGGuildford
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Guildford
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Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

Easily the most engaging museum in Bologna, with comprehensive chronological and topical exhibits presented with technologies that were helpful, and would be appropriate for all ages and knowledge levels. Helpful summary information sheets for each room are provided in several languages. If you are a...More

2  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This the opposite of those museums that consist of dark objects enclosed in an old and dusty glass case. This is a well designed and imaginative walk through over 2000 years of Bologna's fascinating history. My only and quite major quibble is that, like most...More

1  Thank DEGGuildford
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This was on our list to visit during a week in Bologna. We are quite aware of the 1-3 time slot that most businesses close in Italy - however we stopped on a weekend and it was closed. Then again another time and it was...More

1  Thank BellaGinger
Reviewed 26 November 2014

fantastic place to visit in the centre of town but let down by not having much info in English so we could understand more of the Italian history

Thank wayne v
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Bologna has a long and colorful history, dating back to Etruscan times, and the museum covers it all in a clever and generally very interesting way that makes ingenious use of state-of-the-art multimedia, including an amusing and informative 3-D animated film and an impressive laser...More

2  Thank Thedogesl
Reviewed 7 November 2014

The history of my city told with great style in one of the most beautiful Palaces in town....these days there is a wonderful 'Etruschi' exposition, for example.

Thank stefanopasini
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stumbled on this museum by chance& it was well done, but as another reviewer said needed more translations. Maybe there were ear phones but can't remember. It was a very old building & was cleverly revamped. THe Video was terrific & in the cartoon...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This was an interesting overview of the history of Bologna. All the exhibits were in Italian, but most provided fact sheets in English. The 3D movie was very informative and entertaining. Staff was very helpful.

Thank LDBlock
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Probably a lot of information - but only in Italian. What a total Waste. It could have been done so nicely in English.

1  Thank olejohn4
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Very well curated museum that presents information to visitors in a surprisingly modern way. Highlights for me were some of the videos in both Italian and English, the recreated Etruscan road, the representation of the underwater canals, the mirrored room which recreates what it might...More

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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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