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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: 05119936370
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A Brief Walk Through Bologna

Wonderful experience and very insightful. The museum provides a full history of the Bologna and several of them are interactive and will appeal to children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience and very insightful. The museum provides a full history of the Bologna and several of them are interactive and will appeal to children.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is a really modern museum; bright and well laid out. I did wish that they had some captions on the exhibits in English, though, I would have liked to have learned more about some of the exhibits. The hand sets gave some basic information but only scratched the surface. Still, it is well worth spending 2-3 hours there if... More 

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped over in Bologna for a few days on our way to Florence. After touring some of the churches...climbing the towers...walking thru the covered loggias...we decided to stop by the museum and take a look at the history of the city. Above all else, (contents and exhibits aside) the museum itself is very nicely designed. Very sleek and modern...we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a few days in Bologna and thought we should try to get some background to the city. The Egyptian exhibition was fascinating and the museum was well set out. The only negative was the lack of English translation on some of the exhibits, but overall worth spending a couple of hours.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice museum but had no English translation beside the information and alot of the additional language paper sheets did not directly relate to the exhibits and in many rooms had no English copies available. No one offered any ear phones or alternative means to understand the information either

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice museum, worth to spend couple hours. But at 10euros per person (if you don't get consesion) is a bit pricey, all worth it :)

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was there during the Etruscan exhibition. They had projections that rebuilt artifacts to show you how they would look when they were whole and then disappeared to show the artifact as it is. The whole museum is set up to give a general overview and then tell detailed stories. Having the general context made the stories make more sense... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

An amazing place if you want to know the city in depth from a historical perspective. Audio tours in English are available. Easy to spend 2 or 3 hours in this new museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited this museum because it was my first time in Bologna and I decided I needed some more background. I didn't know what to expect, but I was nevertheless surprised to find a comprehensive, very well-organized exhibit. I used a free audioguide to get around, but each room also has informational sheets in English, Italian, German, and Spanish. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit since we spread it over the lunch break. the Egyptian display was fascinating and one of the biggest collection of artefacts outside Egypt it claims. Then after lunch we went around the corner to a different entrance to see all the Roman and later exhibits. Large scale statuary and funerary artefacts to take ones interest. Pleasant... More 

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Address: Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 05119936370
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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