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Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica

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The Music Museum of Bologna is home to the nine rooms of the exhibition, which illustrate about six centuries of the history of European music. There are over one hundred paintings of famous people from the music world, which are a part of the...more
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Strada Maggiore 34, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small museum, just 9 rooms, but very rich. There are a lot of period instruments, manuscripts - Barber of Sevilla - and there is the pianino of Rossini too. For music lover it is a must.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was the highlight of our visit to Bologna, and we probably spent more than two hours here. Although the museum is not large, there is a huge collection of manuscripts, period instruments and portraits. Most of the exhibits are from the collection of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

The museum has a nice collection of historical instruments. Also learned the history of music in Bologna. We got one audio guide to share - which didn't work out so well.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

The museum is small, but the information and exhibits are interesting. The frescoes and paintings throughout the museum are made to look 3D. Original manuscripts of the Barber of Seville and others were most interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

This museum contains both rare manuscripts and instruments. The audio guide provides examples of the sounds of the instruments. It shows the amazing development of music in Bologna and puts into the context of the world of music. Quite an inspiring place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

I visited in November 2018. I found this museum good but not great - it's quite small and quick to visit. It isn't well explained in much English, so I think I made a mistake not paying extra for the English audio guide (though it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

Small but well focused museum. If you love musiic and history of music, and hav an hour, than it is your place to go.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

This was one of our favorite stops in Bologna. Housed in a beautiful Renaissance palazzo, a small but beautifully displayed collection of historic violins, flutes, keyboards as well as handwritten music manuscripts by Mozart, Rossini and other great composers. The audio guide is a must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Bologna seems to have a knack of preserving the old beautifully and yet using old buildings to good effect This is just another example. There’s so much to see and do in this city but this shouldn’t be overlooked

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

A small piece of Bologna's history as a music capital. Many interesting artifacts in here including original autographed manuscript of the Barber of Seville. Very interesting for a music lover, and worth a brief visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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