We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Museo di Palazzo Poggi
Ranked #19 of 318 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Glasgow, Scotland
Level Contributor
1,125 reviews
854 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

We arrived late in the day so we were given a discount on the entrance price but we did not have time to look round all the exhibits. My husband is a scientist so many of the exhibits we saw were interest to him.
I would visit again if I am in Bologna.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank Taxidevil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

231 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hampshire, UK
Level Contributor
385 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Excellent museum, well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

The university museum has several varied sections, all well presented with clear descriptions in English. The natural science and obstetrics sections are outstanding, as is the nautical display.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank grafran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museo di Palazzo Poggi also viewed

Bologna, Province of Bologna

Been to Museo di Palazzo Poggi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing