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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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Great museum. Only if you speak Italian

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Schodack, NY
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was on our list to visit during a week in Bologna. We are quite aware of the 1-3 time slot that most businesses close in Italy - however we stopped on a weekend and it was closed. Then again another time and it was closed. I'm not sure if it was because it was Holiday in Italy or not.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

fantastic place to visit in the centre of town but let down by not having much info in English so we could understand more of the Italian history

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Bologna has a long and colorful history, dating back to Etruscan times, and the museum covers it all in a clever and generally very interesting way that makes ingenious use of state-of-the-art multimedia, including an amusing and informative 3-D animated film and an impressive laser light show. All of the printed information is in Italian (and a knowledge of the... More 

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bologna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The history of my city told with great style in one of the most beautiful Palaces in town....these days there is a wonderful 'Etruschi' exposition, for example.

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