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Museo Delle Cere Anatomiche

Via Irnerio 48 | Dipartimento DIBINEM Università do Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 209 1556
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Amazing anatomical museum

This is one of the most fascinating museums we have ever visited. It pays tribute to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gordon W
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Canberra, Australia
Worth a detour to see this museum

Easily reached on foot - Via Irnerio is an extension of Via Dei Mille, where the airport bus stops... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Chas M
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South of England
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Via Irnerio 48 | Dipartimento DIBINEM Università do Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most fascinating museums we have ever visited. It pays tribute to the pioneering works of Ercole Lelli and Giovanni Antonio Galli. Lelli was involved (with his assistant Giovanni Manzolini) in the development of artistic anatomical wax displays - used for...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Easily reached on foot - Via Irnerio is an extension of Via Dei Mille, where the airport bus stops - and well worth a visit, whether or not you are interested in anatomy and medical science. Free admission and worth an hour of your time...More

Thank Chas M
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is one of the oddest museums we had ever been to. Largely filled with 19th Century wax-work models of parts of the human body suffering from deformation or disease, also a number of conjoined twins - quite gruesome. there were also some skeletons and...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This museum was a good and unexpected find while searching for Palazzo Poggi. It is a part of the University of Bologna and has a collection of very detailed anatomical models (dissected bodies and organs, oncology examples, babies born with defects) including various malformations caused...More

Thank Nik R
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great exhibits though perhaps children may find it all a bit scary. The detail and workmanship of the wax models were amazing. I highly recommend (its free too!).

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are students of health care and medicine and this exhibition was really great. But I recommend this museum to all who wish to learn about our body's anatomy. The 3D wax models are of true size and detailed. You can see...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The healthcare we get today is directly related to the investigations which educated the first scientists. What they discovered they recorded in books, pictures and wax models which are right here in this museum. They found the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone...More

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The entrance to the museum is free to the puclic. I liked the museum very much and I think it would be perfect for adults as well as for children and families. It shows many types of bodies and organs (obviously all made of wax),...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I chose to visit this site, because we both have an interest in medical history. We discovered it by a google search, and found once we had worked out whereabouts it was actually located in the University, that we had it all...More

1  Thank buob2016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a must, particularly if you interested in medicine Some things on getting there and getting in, be persistant. Its only open weekdays though No 48 is easy to find, but be aware that the building is part of the unversity, so you won't...More

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