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Museum of the History of Bologna

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If you want to learn about Bologna's roots

Pluses - Excellent summary of the different time periods the city has gone through - One room per... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ancora l,ottimo Still the best

I first visited this museum five years ago and thought that it was the best that I had ever seen in... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
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All reviews audio guide etruscan times modern times interactive displays english subtitles chronological order well laid out different languages couple of hours few hours worth a visit interesting information tourist office bolognese multimedia overview video
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pluses - Excellent summary of the different time periods the city has gone through - One room per topic helps in the presentation - Excellent audio guide, simple to use, good quality of sound, presentation by room and to the point - Price ridiculously low...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoduPianu
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I first visited this museum five years ago and thought that it was the best that I had ever seen in its field. When I revisited two years ago I was disappointed with the changes but I am so impressed with the changes over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gi0vanni
Reviewed 9 November 2018

If you want to get an overview of the history of the city this is the place to come. Set out in about 30 separate rooms it takes you from Etruscan time to modern day with a very good audio guide. Some of the rooms...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Spent a morning here with plenty to see on 2 floors. There is an audio guide in English which is great as you can just here the basic story or choose to listen to a more in depth version. Learnt a lot about the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen M
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This museum was better than we expected...perhaps it’s only been recently updated/renovated??...puzzled by fact that there haven’t been many reviews since 2017? It was also so very quiet in the mid afternoon (a Thursday)...it’s 10 Euro but 8 if you’re over 70 or a teacher....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited here by chance. 10 Euro admission fee is expensive for what is on display. It was mostly empty and rooms did not flow well. All staff we encountered were unfriendly and it seemed we were an inconvience. Why they require a copy of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Expecting some good things of an interactive museum of a great city, we happily paid 10 Euro entrance fee. No one else at the museum and it soon became clear. Artefacts were few and far between with poor explanation. An audio guide gave some brief...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlisonD1411
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Fascinating museum tracing the history of this incredible but fairly poorly known (outside of Italy, anyway) city, from the Etruscans to the present day. Well laid out, interactive, original, informative and fun. We really enjoyed it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The museum of the history of Bologna looks promising, but doesn't deliver. There are not many authentic pieces and the museum focusses too much on multimedia - of which the Italian audio is loudly overpowering the English audio guide. The information given in the audio...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KarinS3578
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Expensive entry at 10€, and certainly not worth that if you don’t speak Italian. I declined the English audio guide (which I now notice another reviewer mentioned was free - that wasn’t explained to me) as I like to take my time and read about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee