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“an excellent museum up there with the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the History of Bologna

Museum of the History of Bologna
Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 19936370
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Ranked #9 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“an excellent museum up there with the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have been in bologna for some weeks and although we have enjoyed ourselves we have struggled to work out what makes the place tick. The tourist information although helpful provides little information and the guide books give Bologna scant attention. This place puts it right. it is a fun modern museum with interactive exhibits that explain the history of the city and a background on which to build. this is a place I suggest you go to early in your visit to give a background as to what this city of culture and learning is about.

Visited June 2013
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“Enjoyed this very much...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

... Just wish we had more time! We left this to the end of our visit and so we had to rush a little, but what we saw and heard on the audio guide was very good. Very well done, modern, well-presented, interesting museum. Highly recommend. It also helps you understand the unique architectural features of beautiful Bologna.

Visited May 2013
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We have been here for a week with friends. Despite our money being stolen at del nello restaurant on our first evening we love this city.
Would recommend you take the no 20 bus out if town to Melloncello and do the long uphill walk under the 666 arches up to the church. Well worthwhile although they could benefit from some kind of watering hole a t the top!
Today the no 17 bus out to the industrial museum, only open mornings. Really interesting.
Would also recommend the museum telling the history of Bologna, 2.5 hours flew by here and our entrance tickets also gave us entry to 3 other museums including the most amazing collection of ancient pianos/spinettes I have ever seen.

Visited May 2013
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“Great History of Bologna but somewhat overwhelming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Bologna is a great city to visit and enjoy. If you want a really great history lesson of the city then this is the museum to visit. The presentations through many historical time periods are extremely well done and very visual. This is not a place to breeze through. If you like Bologna you will be fascinated. Plan on spending a few hours as there are about 30 small galleries to absorb. Lot of great visuals but we were surprised much of the written explanations were only in Italian. Be sure then to use the audio guide.

Visited April 2013
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Bologna, Italy
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A must see even if you're not a tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Pieces of history of Bologna, a medieval town well known for its towers. A brand new museum that will tell you what happened in the last 2000 years in just a few hours.

A must if you want to know something more about this wonderful city. Give it a try!

Visited March 2013
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