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Museo Delle Cere Anatomiche

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Address: Via Irnerio 48 | Dipartimento DIBINEM Università do Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 209 1551
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 14:00

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Not your usual tourist destination, but we loved it!!

My husband and I chose to visit this site, because we both have an interest in medical history. We discovered it by a google search, and found once we had worked out whereabouts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I chose to visit this site, because we both have an interest in medical history. We discovered it by a google search, and found once we had worked out whereabouts it was actually located in the University, that we had it all to ourselves to admire the displays The models on display were so detailed and lifelike,... More 

Thank buob2016
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a must, particularly if you interested in medicine Some things on getting there and getting in, be persistant. Its only open weekdays though No 48 is easy to find, but be aware that the building is part of the unversity, so you won't see hoards of tourists, a good thing really. Next the actual Museo is on the... More 

Thank steve_barham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

It's safe to say that the Anatomical Museum is not heavily signposted. Even when you get to the building at 48 Via Irnerio, you won't find a sign. However, go in, find your way upstairs, and discover a wonderful range of nineteenth century teaching aids on show in this university building. Some of the exhibits are (inevitably) a bit gruesome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

If you're not that into diseases, pustules, malformations and the grotesque, you should definitely stay away. But if you are fascinated by the human body and its possible malfunctions, you cannot skip this museum. It breathes education and an almost sacral veneration of pathology. Beautifully carved, each specimen shows a disease that most of us know only from text books.... More 

Thank Jan G
Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

When I arrived, I rang the bell. A man opened the door but he refused me in the museum telling me that the museum was closed to the public! As usual in Italy, no reason and no advice for that... That said, there are other interesting universitarian museums well-worth a visit nearby. For example, the very good Museo di Mineralogia... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

It is exactly called anatomic wax museum one of the oldest and in the city center many many statue are made of wax like madam tussarde

Thank kayyum r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

A fascinating little museum, free entrance, in the Biology department of the university. I'm tempted to say "not for the sqeemish", but the exhibits are displayed in a matter of fact way that makes them just fascinating. We had earlier visited the anatomy theatre in the centre of Bologna, and been rather disappointed by it. This is much more interesting.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Small with some lovely rooms. The highlights are the wax models. with simple informative descriptions which makes you realise why Bologna was one of the major centres of learning & teaching

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

I visited the Museo delle Cere Anatomiche about an hour ago and found it to be fascinating! The museum is not very large, but definitely worth a visit, plus the entrance is free! If you have trouble finding it. go through the gate at Via Irnerio 48 and into the big building ahead. There are two doors on the right;... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We had a little trouble finding this museum, but eventually did by entering the University building at 48 Via Irnerio. From there we followed the signs down the corridor to the right ( through a closed door) to the end of the corridor then left to the stairs and up a floor, then down the corridor to the right. The... More 

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