Admission is included in the Bologna Welcome Card. The museum is excellent, beautifully laid out and very enjoyable.
The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the heart of the...
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.
Sat, Sun and holidays: 10AM - 6,30PM
Closed on Monday,New Year's day, 1st of May,Christmas Day.
Ordinary ticket: Euro 5 (visitors 19-65 years old);
Reduced Euro 3;
Children and youngs (0-18): free
Access for disabled visitors
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.