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Museo Bicknell

Bordighera, Italy
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A Gem

We really enjoyed our visit today. We knew nothing about this extraordinary man. We opted for a... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Beverley73
,
London
via mobile
Quite hidden but well worth a visit.

Clarence Bicknell was a British scientist who left various legacies in Bordighera. This museum... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
dalmunzie
,
Liguria, Italy
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit today. We knew nothing about this extraordinary man. We opted for a talk -€3 per person - and fortunately our delightful guide spoke slowly and our Italian was good enough to understand just about everything. Bicknell painted watercolours, was a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Clarence Bicknell was a British scientist who left various legacies in Bordighera. This museum takes the visitor back in time!

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This small museum is certainly worth a visit. Very interesting Butterfly collection, and a fine italian guide. She really did showed us around in a good way, without much english, but with a lot of hand language.

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

This private museum, which is more for specialists, naturalists, botanists, and researchers, is off the beaten museum track. Our hotel arranged our visit and the charming curator - who didn't speak English but helped us understand the museum nevertheless - showed us round. Towards the...More

4  Thank veronica59
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a fascinating testament to the times when Bordighera had a resident British population of nearly 3000 souls. Bicknell ammassed a collection of books and other artifacts in a purpose built hall that was also used for concerts. The imposing ficus tree outside (of...More

3  Thank impavidus
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

This museum is almost opposite the now closed Villa Regina Margherita, and completely hidden from view. At the entrance to the museum (having followed the small road down the hill) there is an enormous Ficus tree with massive roots. This has already strangled the original...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This is a splendid library and museum, and the Ficus outside is amazing. However, because of limitations of cash, it is not open as often as the guide books say and it would be good to check if you have to make a special journey...More

Thank Clare A
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Very interesting botanical library with lovely garden and a beautiful giant ficus tree in front of the gate..very impressive!

Thank carpazi0
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Well worth popping in here for an hour's guided tour while exploring this charming town. Fronted by massive ficus trees, this fascinating building and collection is a memorial to the life and work of Clarence Bicknell, 19 century British botanist and archaeologist, one of the...More

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

The best 2 Euros you will spend if you like books, botany, history, and culture. Very good curators (in Italian or French) show you around a small library with a very important collection on Ligurian natural history, botany, geology and much more. You can come...More

1  Thank LSWinDorset
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