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Address: Via San Romano 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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+39 0532 244949
09:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful Renaissance manuscripts

Very good display of choral books from the cathedral. Not often you seen these so well displayed. Beautiful miniature paintings from the mid-1400s.

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Housed in a former church right next to the Cathedral, this museum contains some wonderful things in a beautiful setting. The main paintings, huge doors formerly from the front of the organ in the Cathedral, are quite simply magnificent. Painted by Cosimo Tura, they show a wonderful control of composition and draughtsmanship and are worth the entrance price alone.

Thank gianlorenzo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hymnals and illustrations were stunning. How they managed to transport them is intriguing. Well worth a visit.

Thank Berseder
Taulignan, France
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

So many gems there. The music scores on parchment, spectacularly decorated by monks, are just stunning. The panels of St. George and the Dragon are beautiful. The "Statues of the Months" are breathtaking: go there, and have a look at the one where somebody is harvesting grapes, for instance. The level of detail is terrific, one can see the veins... More 

Thank 125nanez
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very good display of choral books from the cathedral. Not often you seen these so well displayed. Beautiful miniature paintings from the mid-1400s.

Thank Caterina408
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Super setting, around a cloistered yard. Some fabulous illuminated manuscripts/medieval choral scores, tapestries and sculptures.

Thank richardph65
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum is free with your 2 day myFE card. Personally I liked the quality of the sculptures very much. It doesn't take long to see it but if you have the myFE card why not?

1 Thank Willie2000
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great air conditioning! Wonderful to step inside when it is 34 degrees outside! Free admission with MYFE card. Beautifully Illuminated manuscript choral books on display upstairs. Then across the courtyard are a selection of reliquaries and ecclesiastical robes. Also in the next door room are a series of beautiful 16th century Flemish tapestries, a Madonna of the Pomegranate sculpture by... More 

Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This museum is set around a charming cloister which keeps the rain off. There are two parts, an upstairs reading room that has enormous illuminated books that are precious and unique and a large hall in an old church space where you can admire the very special 'White Madonna' and huge tapestries. Well worth it. Staff kindly, suitable for disabled... More 

1 Thank LukePearce
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Divided into two sections, the museum houses some fine examples of ancient art. The first hall has illuminated choral books with exquisite, detailed paintings, plus marble tiles. The second room has enormous tapestries which were hung in the cathedral. Well worth a visit.

Thank pumpkinIzmir
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a small museum in a former convent. Not too big, not too much, but the exhibits are first class. You should visit!

1 Thank 545medva

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