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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
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10:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bucharest
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Bucharest
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Tempe, Arizona
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49 attraction reviews
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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.

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Boquete
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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.

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Essex
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85 reviews
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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

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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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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Southern England
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well planned and attractive museum - shame it's not more popular. The rain did come in through the roof of the atrium though!

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