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Museum of the History of Bologna

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Address: Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 05119936370

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Beautiful museum

This museum tells the story of the city in a very informative and interactive way. I would go as far as to say that it's one of the best museums I've ever been to. The building in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Helene H
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum tells the story of the city in a very informative and interactive way. I would go as far as to say that it's one of the best museums I've ever been to. The building in itself is also worth seeing with its marvelous ceilingpaintings. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank Helene H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum visit. We all had audio guides and these are well worth paying for. It was very interesting and told the story of Bologna through the ages. We also saw the "Street Art" exhibition which was great fun.

Thank Hugenot
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Thought at first we had made a mistake as start was all about modern street art. We weren't offered audio guides which initially was fine as art work had English translations but the bit we were really there to see, the history of Bologna didn't, and that was disappointing.

Thank SonnyDundee
Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

€13 to enter. It's labelled as museum of history of Bologna. It does have a small area dedicated to the history of Bologna as well as a small collection of artefacts but it is mainly reprints and more an appreciation for street art. There are some banksy originals here and also some Johhny English for those that enjoy their work.... More 

Thank scottJH86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

its a Nice museum also to go with children. From the beginning to the20th century, We have a picture of Bologna and his history. The only négative point is that the entrance is a little bit expensive ( 15 euros).

Thank Kim D
Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This museum gives a short introduction to the history of Bologna, only it does it solely in Italian. If you want to see it in English, you will have to pay extra after having paid 13 euros already for entrance. Looks to me like it is very interesting for those of us who speak Italian, not so much for the... More 

Thank Poncho85
Venice, Italy
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

well-laid out and structured museum, explaining in chronological order the history of Bologna, with several videographic as well as still exhibits

Thank kallista2016
Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We went to this museum with big expectations, but we were disappointed. Not much artifacts, also more attention was pointed to a temporary exhibition of famous graffiti artists. The price was 13 euro per person, but i recommend the Museo civico medievale, much more interesting museum with more artifacts and information and it's only 5 euro. In the Museum of... More 

Thank Chompy88
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is pretending to be a museum of the history of Bologna and a must-see. It does have some history of Bologna in a number of small rooms all in Italian with no interpretive panels at all in English. Most of the artifacts in these rooms are merely images or interpretations. There are very few primary sources to see. Although... More 

Thank TamAndrejus
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There is an interesting exhibition of Street Art, from early 60 up to now. Excellent choice of works from Banksy, Haring and others. On Friday open till 10 pm. The exhibition is till 26.08.2016. I reccomend it to street art lovers. Besides the exhibition the Palazzo Pepoli is also worth visiting! Little bit to pricey -13 euro full price.

Thank Bagra1507

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