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Museum of the History of Bologna

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Very modern & thoughtfully presented

This museum was better than we expected...perhaps it’s only been recently... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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Fascinating museum tracing the history of this incredible but fairly poorly known (outside of... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Kirsty S
Montpellier, France
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Via Castiglione 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews audio guide etruscan times virtual reality modern times several floors written info interactive displays english subtitles well laid out chronological order couple of hours few hours worth a visit tourist office bolognese multimedia visitors
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was better than we expected...perhaps it’s only been recently updated/renovated??...puzzled by fact that there haven’t been many reviews since 2017? It was also so very quiet in the mid afternoon (a Thursday)...it’s 10 Euro but 8 if you’re over 70 or a teacher....More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited here by chance. 10 Euro admission fee is expensive for what is on display. It was mostly empty and rooms did not flow well. All staff we encountered were unfriendly and it seemed we were an inconvience. Why they require a copy of...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Expecting some good things of an interactive museum of a great city, we happily paid 10 Euro entrance fee. No one else at the museum and it soon became clear. Artefacts were few and far between with poor explanation. An audio guide gave some brief...More

Thank AlisonD1411
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Fascinating museum tracing the history of this incredible but fairly poorly known (outside of Italy, anyway) city, from the Etruscans to the present day. Well laid out, interactive, original, informative and fun. We really enjoyed it!

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The museum of the history of Bologna looks promising, but doesn't deliver. There are not many authentic pieces and the museum focusses too much on multimedia - of which the Italian audio is loudly overpowering the English audio guide. The information given in the audio...More

Thank KarinS3578
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Expensive entry at 10€, and certainly not worth that if you don’t speak Italian. I declined the English audio guide (which I now notice another reviewer mentioned was free - that wasn’t explained to me) as I like to take my time and read about...More

Thank Brantome2
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Museum of the History of Bologna was really nice looking museum! It was really clean and modern looking. However, there was nearly no text in english, so it's better to take audioguide when buying tickets (audioguide in english is free)

Thank sebozpp
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Visited it last Sunday, it seemed an excellent exhibition with lots of information, but although my Italian is reasonably good, it was hard work making my way through it. I got the audio guide but while it gave information on each room, it was much...More

Thank GrainneWaterford
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nicely-put together museum with a well-thought-out route through an old palace, charting the history of Bologna (in chronological order) with modern displays and interesting exhibits. It’s just a pity many of the interactive elements have broken since they were installed - so...More

Thank tomhourigan
Reviewed 17 June 2018

They have all different things related to the rich hisoryof this magnificent city, also some modern artefacts and art that you can see only here. We liked it, even though it was so hot when we were there, probably broken air condition.

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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee