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Palazzo Poggi Museum

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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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In the University area this is an eclectic mixture of items. From wax cadavers to sailing ships...no obvious unifying theme. Inexpensive to enter,this will entertain and educate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

In the University area this is an eclectic mixture of items. From wax cadavers to sailing ships...no obvious unifying theme. Inexpensive to enter,this will entertain and educate all. I have seen nothing like it!

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Totally unexpected we enterd this museum with a very beautiful collection. We were surprised by the collection of all kind of teaching material for medicine students.

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Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There's a big variety of pieces that you can see in this museum. Since there's an assorted number of options, you will not get bored easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Probably the coolest museum I've visited, was really glad to I was able to go. I think most folks would find it interesting but engineer or science, medical folks will get the most out of it. Great setting, frescoes, and amazing to see the birth of the scientific method. Only real complaint is that it seems to be popular with... More 

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First on our list of places to see was the Palazzo Poggi which is part of the University of Bologna. We were particularly interested in seeing the anatomical waxworks exhibit as well as the history of obstetrics exhibit. We wandered through the University building until we reached the museum on the second floor, only to find that the museum is... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stumbled upon this science museum from long ago and enjoyed touring the rooms. It was especially interesting to see anatomy and medical models and tools from the 17-1800's. We've come a LONG way. The military science exhibits and models will delight those interested in such things. I never knew there were so many styles of forts! The museum is... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a really neat museum. It covers many different areas of study including zoology, gynecology, astronomy, nautical and military sciences. I originally went to see the zoological specimens, however, the military science collection was very interesting. It includes 1:1 schematics of cannons, models of 15-17th century ships, and wooden fortification designs. I had never seen anything like it. The... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great collection of science objects. The museum covers a wide range of science disciplines, like physics (electricity), anatomy, zoölogy, but also military architecture and naval history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I personally loved the Obstetrics Museum but my companion was turning a shade of green so we left that bit rather quickly! Do go - very interesting museum in a lovely building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Recommend you go early to catch one of the free uni-student guides before they get snatched by other visitors. We were really impressed by the knowledge, energy and passion of our guide. She explained about many of the scientific artifacts on a wide range of subjects. Everything from mid-wifery, Military Architecture to optical devices. I loved the 16 Century maps,... More 

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