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Museum of the History of Bologna

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Address: Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 051 1993 6370
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

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Lovely modern history museum

This is not a huge and tiresome museum, well kept, and with a large variety of material showing the events surrounding Bologna and its history in an interesting way. One can spend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manaus, AM
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Manaus, AM
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a huge and tiresome museum, well kept, and with a large variety of material showing the events surrounding Bologna and its history in an interesting way. One can spend anywhere between an hour or a couple of hours, depending on how much information one is prepared to take up, and if one intends to see everything, or... More 

Thank Ramesh27
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A perfect view on the history of the town, without being overpowering or too scholarly. A pity that the explanations are only in Italian, however every room has leaflets in English. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Had very nice conversation with Cesare, who went out of his way to convey information and an informal presentation of the few rooms he was attending.... More 

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South Pole
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156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, especially since Bologna has many great museums that offer magical experiences and good value. This museum is definitely not worth the 11 euro for general admission. Discounted tickets for students are still a steep 8 euro, and only on Tuesdays (why?). Strollers have to be left in lockers downstairs, which is a problem... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

very interesting collection and the illustrated manuscripts are beautiful. The whole collection is not too big that you get tired, but enough variety to be very engaging.

Thank Brian L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Everything you need to know about this great city. Lots of presentations and visual things inside and not that expensive

Thank Wendywoo1603
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This museum houses a very diverse collection - the photos that others have posted will give you a good idea. You will definitely learn something new here, without feeling intimidated.

Thank Kevin P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A must for anyone with the slightest interest in how a place came to be. Very well laid out and "user friendly". Fosters a greater appreciation of this wonderful city.

Thank Deevoured
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

we decided to visit this museum to get an overall view of the city. We were not disappointed. Its a very accessible and user friendly sort of museum and we felt that after a couple of hours there we had learnt a lot

Thank Pigling
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It has interactive AIDS which really enhance the learning of this most fascinarpting of historic cities. I suggest going here as soon as possible after arriving in the city because it really adds to one's understanding and sense of Bologna.

Thank JemimaCambridge
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The free audio guides were a great help as the written info is all Italian. Very effective displays, a good way to spend a few hours.

Thank Matthew P

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