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Aboca Museum

Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
+39 0575 733589
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Don't miss this museum when you go to Sansepolcro!

Very conveniently located on the same street as the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro. In short, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greenwich, Connecticut
Worth a visit

A fairly small museum but packed full of picture,s equipment and many herbs which you can actually... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bodmin, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Aboca Museum, the original and the only Herb Museum, has rediscovered the history of the millenary relationship between Man and Herbs and is passing it down to future generations. The museum explores the ancient tradition of Medicinal Herbs through historic sources such as herbariums, pharmaceutical botanical books, ancient mortars, ceramics and glassware.Tickets and opening timesTicket pricesFull: €8 Groups (minimum 5 persons): €6 Reduced (10-14 years, over 65s, students): €4 Free of charge: children under 10 years of age accompanied by parents or a guide Summer opening hours: 1 April - 30 September (every day) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 15.00-19.00 Winter opening hours: 1 October - 31 March (closed Monday, 25-26 December and 1 January) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 14.30-18.00
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glassware” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
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Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
+39 0575 733589
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very conveniently located on the same street as the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro. In short, the Museo Aboca is one of the most original and interesting that we have ever visited. Whether you like art, history, nature or science, there is a bit of each...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fairly small museum but packed full of picture,s equipment and many herbs which you can actually smell and touch for yourself! Although the information in the museum is in Italian a free booklet in English is provided with your ticket as well as a...More

Thank ellarubygp
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a smallish museum, easy to find, and an utter delight, even if you are not interested in Herbs and their history. It is beautifully presented, and from an art point of view alone, magnificent. The glass work is utterly amazing, as well as...More

Thank p w
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Much of our modern math is to be found originating in the Aboca records. Enjoy looking around even if you are not a mathematician - this provides ideas from the renaissance and an opportunity to appreciet the past

Thank ExpertComptable
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This exquisite museum is devoted to herbs and herbal remedies and treatments. you are transported past displays of containers, herbs, furniture etc charting the history of this fascinating subject. Later, in the shop, you can indulge in retail therapy - mementoes, beauty and herbal remedy...More

Thank mjen235
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As I came across this museum at TA, it seemed very interesting. It is about medicinal herbs, in a nice building and well laid out. When buying a ticket I received an explanatory brochure in English which made it so more interesting. The entrance ticket...More

1  Thank Rosita_Amsterdam
Reviewed 24 July 2016

interesting and well organised, 1 of a must visit in Sansepolcro. Staff professional and caring. My favourite local museum.

1  Thank gio' B
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic museum, a true feast for the senses. I thought it was great that you could touch the dried plants and the smell was gorgeous permeating the whole museum - I came out feeling so relaxed!

1  Thank Eelizzybeth
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Everything here about herbs and spices from beautifully drawn designs to bowls and baskets with the real flowers and seeds so you can smell 'em and see 'em.

Thank drin_drin_11
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Real adventure over time based on herbs and alchemy. Open exposition invites to touch and review many period pieces and herbs. Do not miss this place!!!

Thank Zbigniew S
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