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Address: Largo Porta Sant Agostino 337, 41100, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 059 222145
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The varied collection of the Museum is "must to see" - from the paintings to the sculptures or porcelains or glass objects. E.g. there is a piano of white carrara marble!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The varied collection of the Museum is "must to see" - from the paintings to the sculptures or porcelains or glass objects. E.g. there is a piano of white carrara marble!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A nice collection with some materpieces - only Cosimo Tura, Velasquez or Guido Reni are worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I was very impressed with this gallery. First of all, it is a manageable size, and all the works are worth looking at. The rooms are quite small, too, so you don't have that oppressive feeling of being dominated by masses of large canvases. And it's not just paintings: sculpture and the decorative arts are well represented, and there are... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

What a collection! This museum surpassed my expectations. The museum is on the top floor of a large palazzo in Modena and actually opened in 1884! The family collection includes many paintings from the 14th to 18th C. as well as sculptures, artifacts and decorative treasures. The entire collection will take a couple hours to see, but it is not... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is an outstanding collection, well displayed, well lit, good signage. Not to large to leave you feeling overwhelmed,

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

This gallery is not very well known outside Modena we think but what a find. Spacious with Roman artefacts and art of such quality and volume. The building itself is quite modern, accessible in the town on foot and well worth another visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

This gallery has a surprisingly extensive collection of Old Master paintings - including Veronese, El Greco, Tintoretto and Reni. It's laid out chronologically in a series of rooms on the top floor of the museum building. There's plenty of information in English. You need a couple of hours to see everything properly. The Palazzo dei Musei has other museums to... More 

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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not too large, but filled with some amazing art. An great way to spend a rainy day or respite from summer sun. The courtyards are delightful; I brought a book and read after viewing the exhibit. And a city park is just around the street too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

We visited only the art gallery on the fourth floor but that was enough to keep us occupied and delighted for over 2 hours. A really terrific collection of primarily Italian artists of both paintings and sculptures. Here you will find some wonderful Tintorettos, Niccolo Dell'Abate, a Velazquez portrait which is worth comparing with a magnificent sculptured bust of the... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent several hours at this wonderful museum; the picture gallery, the library of rare books and manuscripts, and the tour of Roman sarcophagi were all enthralling. The (free) guided tour in English of the sarcophagi was especially interesting. Allow a few hours to do it all justice.

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