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Museum of the History of Bologna

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Address: Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 1993 6370
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So many different things to see

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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Thank JemimaCambridge
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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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This Museum chronologically logs the history of Bologna. From the Etruscans to modern day. It's well worth the visit to understand Bologna. It's €10 to get in which includes a multi media to walk around with.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

As a museum we didn't think this was much chop. We had an English audio guide and even that didn't help. It's sort of annoying when the audio tour doesn't include the information you know is written around the exhibits. Even then there were big hunks of missing information about the history of the city. Tell me more about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

For a comprehensive history of Bologna and the Emilia Romagna region, this is the place. With interesting audio video displays, the visitor is taken back in time to learn about the fascinating history of this region. Then, step by step, you move through the ages to the modern day, emerging with a greater appreciation of the people and places in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We thought this museum was quite expensive on entry-8 euros each as students. But we preservered and decided not to get audio guides because it was already steep. Little did we know there was literally no English description at all throughout the museum?! They even had shelves prepared for information sheets in each room for different languages..yet they are were... More 

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