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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: +39 051 19936370
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First place to go in Bologna

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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 somehow the exhibition didn't convey a sense of history being more a series of unconnected... More 

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Altanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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.

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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 of the Etruscian couple, famous statue which was found in a lot of fragments. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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! Other than that, this is a great place to visit on a dark and rainy... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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 show at the end.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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 such a well currated and well structured information of the history of Bologna in this... More 

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Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 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 serious museum-goer, half a day is needed here.

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Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This the opposite of those museums that consist of dark objects enclosed in an old and dusty glass case. This is a well designed and imaginative walk through over 2000 years of Bologna's fascinating history. My only and quite major quibble is that, like most museums I'm Bologna, there is very little in English. I suspect that many visitors are... More 

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