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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 209 9610
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BabyChurro
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So what macabre but certainly interesting and worth your time to visit. The wax models brought to... read more

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Jane M
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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.
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Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nightmare for all women who wish to procreate. There are all of these babies in clay wombs. Breached positions; the umbilical cord wrapped around their throats; both legs sticking out of the womb; twisted limbs. It is a strong contraceptive. There was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So what macabre but certainly interesting and worth your time to visit. The wax models brought to life the experience of education from centuries ago. It was also interesting to spend tome in the University area of Bologne, the oldest university in the world we...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Museum has very interesting collection but exposition is old, dated and old fashioned. You can't pay by card, but there is interesting catalogue to buy. Place a little messy and dusty but it's worth to visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

For years I've been wanting to visit the Sleeping Venus, and now I have. The museum (in the vast Palazzo Poggi) is in the heart of the university quarter of Bologna, though nary a student could direct me to the entrance, even when I was...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This museum houses several interesting collections covering many fields of science - the wrinkle is that everything here is from the 16th to 18th century. There are, for example, thousands upon thousands of botanical, zoological, and geological speicimans collected by two very dedicated naturalists of...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Being a health professional, I mainly came to see the wax and terracotta anatomy displays. These are amazing and show how the early scientists and physicians at Bologna were really ahead of their time.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is another of the splendid museums of Bologna. In the beginning of the 18th century it became a part of the University of Bologna as the Institute of Science. The rooms on the ground floor were used for lectures and scientific laboratories and still...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The museum is at the university. Easy to walk to from downtown. There are many different classes of things to look at. We spent about 2 hours. All the displays are in Spanish but it is still very interesting.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum because all others was already closed. With each new hall I was impressed more and more. It is a really great museum with pure unique collection. I would even say that the museum shows to us evolution of science it self....More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The museum of obstetrics with Palazzo Poggi is amazing. It shows how medics were learning to manage childbirth difficulties in the 1700s. There are loads of models of wombs with foetuses lying in different ways, breech position etc. Some babies are half-way out of the...More

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