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Museum of the History of Bologna

Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6370
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We virtually had the place to ourselves when we walked round on a Tuesday morning , I wonder if... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2014
Sweetcure
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London, United Kingdom
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Very good museum

The museum is very good with lots of information. It can use more English (and other languages in... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2014
walid m
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Average5%
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Via Castiglione 8 | Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Ultimo accesso consentito alle ore 18., 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

We virtually had the place to ourselves when we walked round on a Tuesday morning , I wonder if they're ever busy. There's plenty in here and if you take the time to read the paper sheets in English you can learn a lot about...More

Thank Sweetcure
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The museum is very good with lots of information. It can use more English (and other languages in general) throughout the museum to involve the visitors more.

Thank walid m
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This museum is a fantastic example of a modern museum that is looking to introduce new ways to tell their story. In particular the audio guide made the history very accessible. I felt that some of the modern features worked better than others, some of...More

Thank williewh
Reviewed 28 July 2014

It is set in a medieval palazzo, but after a few exhibits you enter a courtyard with a very 21st century glass lift to whisk you up to the 2nd floor. Known as the Tower of Time it includes several interesting exhibits on the subject...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is a well done, informative, interactive self guided tour. They provided hand held talking guides that you control with all the flexibility you would ever need. Many times it offered more in depth discussion if you wanted. It definite is worth the time. The...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We had a free afternoon to fill, and this is a large enough museum for a couple of hours. There were indeed free audio guides once admission had been paid, which provided a narrative of Bologna up to the present. A very worthwhile experience for...More

Thank Alex1850
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Comprehensive and mostly well laid out museum set in a traditional palazzo. If your Italian is not good you will need the free English audio guide.

Thank CliffordM8
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Tiny museum, Italian only (although some info in other languages was available in pamphlet form), 10 Euros entry fee. This does however give you entry to a number of other museums and sites (but quite minor ones and some, like Santa Maria della Vita, that...More

Thank dre74
Reviewed 8 July 2014

After viewing a few rooms and discovering all the content we picked up free (with admission) audio guides in English that were definitely worth having. Not everything is covered. However it is a very comprehensive overview for a newcomer to Italy so that content on...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This Museum was definitely not a dry narrative of events. History was approached from a wide variety of angles, from how the water supply worked to the founding of the University to the impact of conquests and revolts. A lot of attention was given to...More

Thank Evan K
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Is it near to Star hotel Excelsior
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Response from Deevoured | Reviewed this property |
it's a few blocks from piazza maggiore. easy to miss. dee
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