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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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This was a good place to visit on a very rainy afternoon. Bologna is steeped in History so this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
T F
Great museum experience.!

A great and friendly space. It has the whole history of the town since the 12th century I think... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dimitrios T
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Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 1993 6370
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a good place to visit on a very rainy afternoon. Bologna is steeped in History so this Museum helps you understand the architecture, the culture and the friendly people of Bologna

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great and friendly space. It has the whole history of the town since the 12th century I think. You can also take a mini electronic guide with a description of all the rooms. It has also two 3d rooms which there are very nice....More

1  Thank Dimitrios T
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This museum is a great retelling of Bologna's past, from its pre-Roman Empire years all the way up to the late 20th century. It shows a lot of exhibits dating back ages, representing different eras. Certain rooms are furnished with great props, such as the...More

1  Thank IlanCheraki
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The museum itself is beautiful and the exhibitions of the different stages in the history of Bologna too. However, I have no idea what I have been looking at. The audio guide only gives an historic overview of the era, but not of the actual...More

2  Thank Jozef G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I didn't actually go around the museum but did a 30 minute 3D experience called "La Macchina Del Tempo" - The time Machine. It was quite an experience, you are in a room with 3D headset and a joystick type of control box. There is...More

1  Thank virginia228
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum must meet all of the standards for modern, contemporary museums. Excellent and up-to-date museum with interesting history of Bologna. Well worth the price of admission and time spent.

Thank TPKerrCA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This looks a great museum - though a tad dear at ten euros - which could fill a whole morning but we never actually got in as the opening hours posted outside are not correct and neither are the ones on the website. Get accurate...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was one of the things that we did in Bologna that I think everyone should see. It will give you a perspective n the forming of the city and how it came to be. It is an interactive display and has an excellent narration...More

1  Thank Robert95765
Reviewed 7 July 2017

An excellent modern facility within a historic building. Tastefully laid out and highlighting the history of the city from Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Modern times. Creative displays. of artifacts and paintings. Some dioramas. Nice cafe on the premises. A must see in Bologna.

1  Thank S H
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This museum aims to cover a large span of history. It does so at a fairly superficial level, certainly for those of us restricted to the English language. The audio guide is available in English, but the displays are presented in Italian only (with reference...More

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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee
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