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Museo Civico Archeologico

Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Lots to absorb

We pored over the ancient relics but weren't helped by the lack of English translations in most... read more

Reviewed today
Brighton57Belles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
A very large collection

Lots of excellent highlights - which are somewhat lost in overcrowded rooms. There is lots to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albia-Newton
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed today

We pored over the ancient relics but weren't helped by the lack of English translations in most cases and not even sure which century we were looking at! However I believe they are updating the museum displays. There were so many examples of each individual...More

Thank Brighton57Belles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of excellent highlights - which are somewhat lost in overcrowded rooms. There is lots to see - so be selective. The Museum has helpful leaflets in English - and a guide to how to find the highlights.

1  Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the main square this museum is a real gem . Roman sculptures and artifacts , in the basement a small but beautiful collection of Egyptian objects .

Thank tempiodelgusto
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A great museum for those into rocks or archaeology in general, and can speak Italian. I can't, and after visiting the medieval museum the day before where you had English hand-outs this was a bit frustrating. I knew from reading on googlemaps that they had...More

Thank 80Shelley
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have to say this was an unexpected gen. It has a great collection of Egyptian artifacts and the Bronze age artefacts on the first floor was very interesting. It made quite a change to somewhere like the British Museum as that always seems very...More

Thank Gingerjeweller
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I was really surprised at the depth of these collections. Including Egyptian, Etruscian and Roman artifacts and more. It was well worth the visit.

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are in 3 levels : a great collection of Egyptian relics in the basement and other historic artifacts on the ground and first floor. It was very busy with lots of school parties when we visited. I'd recommend starting in the basement. I...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Has a bit of everything here. I would see this and the museo of archeological if time is limited in the city.

Thank pugetsoundscuba
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The museum has a significant collection of artefacts from beneath your feet. Most of the museum contains objects from the immediate area. It changes the way you see Bologna and northern Italy. Start with stone tools pre-homo sapiens and go from there! Huge drawback: almost...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

visited here as an archaeology student and was amazed at the vast collections from many eras. Not that much in english but still very interesting. Left me with so many questions.

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