This Museum is highly recommended. It is laid out in an interesting way with exhibits that bring to life the Bologna's history from the Etruscans to current times.
Great rich history of a great rich historical city. Get the audio guide and be ready to be surprised. The videos in some of the displays cycle around to english if you are patient--too bad they are not interactive. Alas almost nothing about the history of food though.
This museum was included in the Bologna card that we purchased at the Tourist Center in the Piazza Maggiore. The traditional-looking façade is transformed once you walk inside into a modern, interactive museum tracing the history of the city from its earliest beginnings until today. There are audio-guides and sub-titled films in English. The displays are imaginative and cater to... More
We spent few hours in visiting this. It was educational and instructivr with many detailed explanations about the history of bologna. We would have easily spent many more hours in it but we had to rush to another visit we had booked in advance. Bologna is charming, sweet, foody and full of culture.
This museum is eminently educational. It has in fact no renowned masterpieces, and also the archaeological remains are few (however the pavement of Roman road found in the center of Bologna and reconstructed here, is amazing). The value of this museum is instead its museological effectiveness. The purpose of it is to make aware the visitor about the history and... More
And he almost flunked out but for his teacher changing his grade!! :) Among notables who called Bologna home in addition to Marconi, Luigi Galvani was here too. (Galvanized steel anyone?) The medical displays and models of childbirth and/or its defects were awesome. Spend at least 2 hours here, Euro 7 pp. for seniors is well worth it.
Don't miss this museum during your visit to Bologna. New with fabulous multimedia presentations. Even if you think you don't care about the history of Bologna you'll learn that the Italian flag, created in homage to the French Revolution, started here, that Mozart took an exam here to get a music degree ( and made significant errors the examiner overlooked... More
Visited this as I had the Bologna Card and I like to make the most of these cards. Museum was really interesting - was so sad I only encountered 5 other people in there! I know October is out of season, but it was deserted. It is a self-guided museum (you can have a free audio guide to carry round)... More
I only spent 3 hours in this museum; I could easily have spent all day. It has received praise from experts more knowledgeable than I for its architectural accomplishment of placing an ultra-modern glass structure inside an historic building and creating an impression of their co-existing aesthetically and practically, but it is the quality of the exhibition itself that demonstrates... More
I did use the English audio guide, but even then, clearly better suited to Italian speakers, which is a pity. I did feel I missed a lot, but still happy I went. It's just frustrating when there's obviously much more than I understood. There's not actually a lot of things displayed, and much of the multimedia (videos etc) is purely... More
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