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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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Excellent overview of Bologna's history

A nicely laid out museum which walks you chronologically through Bologna's history starting with... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2015
Amy D
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Disappointing City Museum

We regularly go on City Breaks in Europe and try to visit the local City Museum wherever we go... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2015
HattieWeymouth
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Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 1993 6370
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

A nicely laid out museum which walks you chronologically through Bologna's history starting with the Etruscans, to Romans and Medieval, and Napoleonic to today. The English audio guide was the best we've had so far in Bologna and easy to use. It was free (at...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We regularly go on City Breaks in Europe and try to visit the local City Museum wherever we go. Obviously, these vary in quality and this one was disappointing . It seemed as though there had recently been an attempt to update the museum but...More

2  Thank HattieWeymouth
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Great way to get a basic understanding of the history and role of Bologna. Not really geared toward kids, but ours (11-years-old) did okay.

1  Thank Yifeng
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The Palazzo Pepoli hosts the museum where you can learn more about the story of Bologna. It is recently refurbished, quite modern and makes use of modern techniques. I particularly appreciated the last room where there is a sound and light show retracing the story...More

2  Thank fitzbenedict
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We enjoyed this place, it is well displayed an full of interesting information about the town and its history. Only negative, we had a soup , just few spoonfuls and it was it was 11 Euro each. Spent a total of 24 Euro for nothing!...More

Thank Alma G
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Interesting museum which we visited during rather a wet Sunday afternoon. Lots to see and some English information. Well laid out and it charted a good history of the area. If we had understood more of the exhibit we would have been even happier!! Great...More

Thank Tony130258
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This was last summer when we visited the musum of the history of Bologna. We were surprised how good it was, since in most of the towns around the world such museums (of similar topics) are boring. This was such a pleasant surprise. There was...More

Thank MariaVi_2014
Reviewed 22 February 2015

one of the best museums i've ever been to, great combination of history and modernity, however be prepared that just like in most bolognan museums almost everything is only in italian.

1  Thank kate k
Reviewed 23 January 2015

a must to see while in beautiful Bologna, take your time to absorb all that offers. Then head off for a wonderful dish of authentic Bolognese for lunch!

Thank DIannah L
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Easily the most engaging museum in Bologna, with comprehensive chronological and topical exhibits presented with technologies that were helpful, and would be appropriate for all ages and knowledge levels. Helpful summary information sheets for each room are provided in several languages. If you are a...More

2  Thank Julia S
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it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee
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