Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

Museo di Palazzo Poggi
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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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Amos Ber
Tel Aviv, Israel741 contributions
Amazing - the Obstetrical part
Feb 2020 • Friends
Being an obstetrician I went mainly to see the amazing part of clay figures of different fetal positions in the womb and the teaching instruments used to teach doctors how to deliver. The figures are amazingly realistic. I loved this museum and if you’re a doctor you should visit. It has other parts that for me were less attractive
Written February 7, 2020
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Peter O
Newport, VT161 contributions
Interesting collection of artifacts
Dec 2019
While the Museo is rather small, the exhibits give you a nice overview of the early medical studies of the human body. The other artifacts on display are things explorers brought back from their journies.
Written December 21, 2019
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Neil L
Edinburgh, UK627 contributions
Oldest University in Europe
Dec 2019
Unsurprisingly, the oldest university in Europe has a fine collection of historical items in a historic building. Particularly interesting to medical, nautical or cartography enthusiasts. You also get something of the university area around. The library and old operating theatre are also remarkable.
Written December 16, 2019
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Tom D
Marlow, UK18 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2019
If you are at all interested in the history of science, this museum covers some of the work that has been done in the long history of Bologna University. There is an eclectic selection of exhibits with informative descriptions.
Written November 7, 2019
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Globe_Trotter
Manchester, UK134 contributions
Great variety and value for money!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Wonderful museum in the heart of the University District! 5€ for adults over 26, 3€ for adults under 26. Great variety of displays spanning natural history, art, anatomy, military and map history. Personal highlight was the obstetrics room- odd on the face of it but absolutely fascinating about how midwifery was developed! Wax models showing layered breakdown of muscles also amazing. The first few rooms have incredible painted ceilings and walls!
Written November 6, 2019
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Amanda A
128 contributions
Amazing Variety of Displays for 5 Euros
Oct 2019
Apart of one of the university's buildings, this museum surprisingly has a variety of exhibits and sculptures regarding different subjects. My personal favorites were the human anatomy and birth exhibits, along with the natural history section.

Oh, and the ticket is also good for the weapons and fortress museum across the hall!
Written October 10, 2019
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ColinNY
16 contributions
Another of Bologna's great museums
Sep 2019
This small museum is on the University of Bologna's campus, and is probably overlooked by many. A great collection, of a lot of anatomical specimens, as well as a small collection of electrical inventions and such (Galvani and Marconi are among Italy's most famous sons).
Written September 12, 2019
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Stephen W
Great Barrington, MA222 contributions
Incredible display of wax anatomical figures
Aug 2019
The highlight of this museum is its collection of obstetrical anatomical wax figures. It might be a bit much for young children, so parents should consider what they're in or before going with kids. Many displays of babies in utero in various stages of development and in various positions. After going here you will know more than you ever thought you'd know about how babies grow and are born. Incongruously, the museum also has some excellent collections of artillery and models of fortifications as well as many natural history objects. Well worth a visit of about an hour.
Written September 12, 2019
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humerous60
Ilford, UK607 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
Okay this exhibited someones personal collection. The exhibits were different then those in other museums. The exhibits are an acquired taste
Written July 28, 2019
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mikaelsiirila
Helsinki, Finland126 contributions
Interesting details
Jul 2019
The museum is rather small but did have a few good details. The collection of printing plates was an interesting look into the massive work of scientific bookmaking in the past. The collection of models used to teach the process and complications of childbirth were quite unique too. Also I found the collection of maps from the late 1600s rather interesting. To improve the experience for a tourist Palazzo Poggi could improve air conditioning include more english texts to exhibits.
Written July 23, 2019
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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