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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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A decent start to the history of Bologna

It was a good place to start our time in Bologna, we found out about the history of city, although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
Walsall, United Kingdom
Forget the free audio guide...

The museum was high on our list of attractions because we were interested in something different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emil R
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Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good place to start our time in Bologna, we found out about the history of city, although it was only later in the day that we really made sense of some of the things we saw. Not much information so unless you...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was high on our list of attractions because we were interested in something different from typical relics. The free audio guide did not match with what was on display at times. This was very frustrating. The 3-D exhibit, one of the reasons we...More

Thank Emil R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to spend some time here. Set in a beautiful palace that is alone worth the visit, the wonderful displays walk you through Bologna's history from early settlement to modern times. I loved the section about the buiiding of the porticos and also models...More

Thank DianePerth_Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Modern and colorful and interesting, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours learning the rich history of Bologna. Displays are mostly in Italiano, and we are learning Italian, but you can get an audio tour in English. Be sure to watch the...More

Thank helo-papa
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The range of information was astounding and so well presented The historical video was well worth watching

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A very interesting museum covering the history of Bologna.A lot to take in but you do come away a lot wiser .Well worth a visit.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is more of an information centre than a museum and although interesting there are not many displays or artefacts but still worth a visit

Thank teena999
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The set up takes you around a series of rooms with an included audio guide. Each room is fascinating in it's own right but with the audio guide it is absorbing. In most rooms there is an extra option for additional information. I spent much...More

1  Thank Barry T
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We went here on the last day of our stay in Bologna so it was a good summary for us. Entry was free as part of the tree day card from the tourist office, but we were told the Time Machine was full so we...More

Thank belette
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was a good place to visit on a very rainy afternoon. Bologna is steeped in History so this Museum helps you understand the architecture, the culture and the friendly people of Bologna

Thank T F
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28 March 2017|
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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee