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Address: Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0512099610
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Description: Against the extraordinary backdrop of the 16th-century wall paintings that...
Against the extraordinary backdrop of the 16th-century wall paintings that decorate the building, the Museo di Palazzo Poggi reconstructs the paths of research and education that gave Bologna its sterling scientific reputation in the modern age: the Ulisse Aldrovandi Museum, the Ferdinando Cospi Collection, the collections amassed by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, and the furnishings and instruments that belonged to the 18th-century Istituto delle Scienze.Based on 18th-century documentation and the scientific production of those who played a leading role during an extraordinary period in Italian culture, the museum brings a substantial part of Bologna’s scientific collections back to its 18th-century venue. It recreates the setting and system of relationships that made these collections an important part of the “scientific mentality” of the era, transforming them into essential documents that now allow us to interpret the modern scientific culture.
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We were totally amazed by the wax models in the obstetric museum it is incredible to realise that these models and the study of obstetrics dates back to the 1700's. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were totally amazed by the wax models in the obstetric museum it is incredible to realise that these models and the study of obstetrics dates back to the 1700's. Definitely worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our University went to this museum with a group of students who had an interest in undertaking Midwifery, my role was teacher. The museum has a small section on births, deformities in utero, deformities post birth and skeletal remains of conjoined twins. It was very interesting however, the remaining of the museum was of no value to us. The first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The museum offers everyone something to see. Very realistic exhibition consisting of anatomic models and medical equipment is especially worth mentioning, but the collection of old maps and works of art also cannot be ommited. I was delighted to see the displays with meticulously made ship miniatures - I've never seen something so carefully made! Tickets to the museum are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Sometimes city history museums are an afterthought, not this one. I had 1.5 hours at the end of the day to walk through this newly renovated museum, and I was very happy i did. Take your pick on which century you want to spend more time on(Roman, Renaissance, Risorgmento), they have it all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A wonderfully informative museum. I went there to see the ceramic "medical" phantoms but found that there is a lot more to see. The exhibits are fascinating and easy to follow. The descriptions appear both in English and Italian. There is a lovely booklet available for purchase that explains the permanent exhibits. A definite place to visit to while away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited Palazzo Poggi mainly to see the anatomical exhibits. The staff was friendly enough, although I was disappointed to be charged 3 euro even with a student discount (their website said it was 1 euro, and I asked them about it but I guess the site hadn't been updated yet). The first few rooms were on natural history, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is my second visit, but it was just as amazing. Before there was a lot of cadaver work in medical school, this university created lifelike models of the human body and it's organs from wax, clay, glass, human hair and bone. The obstetrical part presents every possible difficulty that a doctor might confront to delivery a baby, in cut... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

-The location of this museum, which is in the university area of Bologna is a must visit place. Charming, bustling with students and a very happy place. You will go back to your university days. - I found it a bit difficult to locate the museum but the enthusiastic students will happily guide you. -The babies in the womb :... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

4 expositions in one museum. The expositions on gynecology/anatomy was too much for me, the natural science part was weak, the fortifications were too similar and unless you are a big fan of strategy will skip through fast as models are similar for an untrained eye, i enjoyed the cannon and ship models.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Well worth a visit. A great overview of the scientific collection of one of the world's oldest Universities. A real pleasure to wander around. Leave at least a couple of hours.

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Address: Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0512099610
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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