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“Our young grand children loved this museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Civico Archeologico

Museo Civico Archeologico
Via dell'Archiginnasio 2, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Ranked #37 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the heart of the city, inside Palazzo Galvani, close to Piazza Maggiore and the Church of San Petronio. The first construction of this building dated back to the XV century. Modifications and renovations continued up to 1881, when it was definitively opened to the public as a Museum.You can reach the Museum using any bus that runs through Piazza Maggiore. This museum is among the most important in archeological finds in Italy and is highly representative of the local history from prehistoric period to Roman Age. Additionally, its ancient Egyptian collection is among the most important in Europe. Opening hours Tue-Fri: 9AM-3PM Sat, Sun and holidays: 10AM - 6,30PM Closed on Monday,New Year's day, 1st of May,Christmas Day. Admittance Ordinary ticket: Euro 5 (visitors 19-65 years old); Reduced Euro 3; Children and youngs (0-18): free Access for disabled visitors Bookshop Audioguides Specialized library with a reading lounge. Historic archive (available for consultation with an appointment) Photographic archive (available for consultation with appointment or by written request) Wardrobe: visitors are not allowed to enter in the Museum with bags, umbrellas and other large objects. It is possible to put personal effects inside appropriate boxes with keys. The wardrobe doesn't accept large cases or packs. Bookings are obligatory only for groups with a guide Standard photos, digital photos, videos and films are allowed but only without flash or other enlightening objects and exclusively for personal use and not for commercial purposes. Inside the Museum smoking, eating or drinking are not allowed.
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“Our young grand children loved this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Do Not miss the Egyptian collection! The Stone to Bronze Age collections were beautifully arranged and exhibited.

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“Great Museum of Etruscan artifacts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The first thing I loved about this museum was that some of the installations look like they have not been updated in 60 years, in the Etruscan section. This lent a great deal of charm to them. The ground floor exhibit of Egyptian antiquities is more updated. The building is really lovely and one goes through a beautiful atrium to the core collection on the first floor of the rear of the building. The exhibit of Etruscan artifacts starts out chronologically so that one can start from the neolithic through the Etruscan and Roman periods. The information is in Italian, for the most part but was set up so that anyone could understand, an done can gain a lot of information from just looking at the chronological progression. This is a real must see if one is interested in the Etruscans as well as the archaeological museum in Ferrara. Each region has its own distinctive qualities that the respective museums highlight.

Visited February 2012
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“Great collection of Egyptian artefacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Unexpectedly good collection of Egyptian and Roman aretefcats which I would throughly recommend. The building is also charming and just off the main square.

Visited February 2012
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“Do not miss this!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The Egyptian collection is amazing!!! The Green and Roman sculptures are good but we spent most of our time in the Egyptian section in the bottom floor. There are mummies, sarcophagi and bas-reliefs from Horemheb's tomb. There were also prehistoric objects and artifacts that were really cool.

Visited October 2011
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“Wonderful Artefacts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Had a really lovely couple of hours at this museum. Wonderful artefacts of Roman, Greek and Egyptian origin. Peaceful courtyard and a great place to spend some time if you are in Bologna.

Visited June 2011
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