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Museo Civico Archeologico

Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Very good museum.

Really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition. Some more detail on the exhibits, especially in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Will P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Excellent archeology museum

Very good archeological exhibits although there were areas under renovation and finding way round a... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
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The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the heart of the city, inside Palazzo Galvani, close to Piazza Maggiore and the Church of San Petronio. The first construction of this building dated back to the XV century. Modifications and renovations continued up to 1881, when it was definitively opened to the public as a Museum.You can reach the Museum using any bus that runs through Piazza Maggiore. This museum is among the most important in archeological finds in Italy and is highly representative of the local history from prehistoric period to Roman Age. Additionally, its ancient Egyptian collection is among the most important in Europe. Opening hours Tue-Fri: 9AM-3PM Sat, Sun and holidays: 10AM - 6,30PM Closed on Monday,New Year's day, 1st of May,Christmas Day. Admittance Ordinary ticket: Euro 5 (visitors 19-65 years old); Reduced Euro 3; Children and youngs (0-18): free Access for disabled visitors Bookshop Audioguides and QR code Specialized library with a reading lounge. Historic archive (available for consultation with an appointment) Photographic archive (available for consultation with appointment or by written request) Wardrobe: visitors are not allowed to enter in the Museum with bags, umbrellas and other large objects. It is possible to put personal effects inside appropriate boxes with keys. The wardrobe doesn't accept large cases or packs. Bookings are obligatory only for groups with a guide Standard photos, digital photos, videos and films are allowed but only without flash or other enlightening objects and exclusively for personal use and not for commercial purposes. Inside the Museum smoking, eating or drinking are not allowed.
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Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition. Some more detail on the exhibits, especially in the courtyard would earn a 5 stars.

Thank Will P
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Very good archeological exhibits although there were areas under renovation and finding way round a bit complex but wothwhile

Thank newmarket18
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The main museum was closed for renovation which I'm guessing will be closed for some time but the ancient Egyptian collection in the basement was really interesting. Lots of little treasures I've not seen in other ancient Egyptian exhibitions. Although small, it's definitely worth seeing....More

Thank generator5000
Reviewed 5 November 2017

When I went to pay for my ticket, the charming young lady at the reception desk advised me that the first floor of the museum was closed for renovation but the Roman Lapidarium on the ground floor and the Egyptian Collection in the basement were...More

1  Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Only the Egyptian wing of this museum was open when we were there. It is really well presented and their collection is well labeled and easy to view. Highly recommend it if this is of interest to you.

1  Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

When we visited the museum, a large part was not available for the public. Even so, we really enjoyed the Egyptian collection.More

Thank ralu_seby
MuseoArcheologico, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Civico Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review! Actually we are so sorry that our 1st floor is unavailable...From September 2017 onwards a major renovation of the roof will force the total closure of the first floor of the Museum. The Roman Lapidarium, displayed in the entrance...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Spent a good few hours in the museum one afternoon and had came upon it by chance. Really worth the vist and would highly recommend. If you take a bag they will ask you to leave it in a locker. It was not a problem.

Thank Murray L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We bought a three day ticket from the Tourist Office which gave free entry to zillions of museums and we started with this one. We hired headphones and guided commentary...finding the numbers is sometimes a fun game! The exhibits are really interesting, though rather a...More

1  Thank belette
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited Bologna this June (2017) to take in a concert performed by Depeche Mode at Bologna's football stadium. Part of the stay was also to absorb the culture of Bologna, in particular, the history here. We visited the archaeological museum and found the content...More

1  Thank Barbados_Rum
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I found this place very unexpectedly as it's red sign caught my attention while I was walking down one of the main squares of the town. It was free to enter for me as I have shown my student card in the reception and was...More

Thank vedin19
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