Museo di Palazzo Poggi
Museo di Palazzo Poggi
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Do you know how scientists used to work in the 18th century? The Museum of Palazzo Poggi recreates the laboratories and collections belonging to the Institute of Sciences and Arts, which was once located in the same building. Here you will learn about the first experimental studies conducted by scientists at the Institute. After almost three centuries, the great frescoed rooms house the famous collections dedicated to geography and nautical science, military architecture, physics, natural history, chemistry, human anatomy and obstetrics, together with the collection belonging to the Aldrovandi Museum.
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sueoversizedjordan
Bologna, Italy13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The science and art is alright but the coolest might be various works and documents about the city that the museum owns and (often) does not exhibit. A glimpse at the maps, models, and figures about the University and urban Bologna was not enough for me. We can just imagine the items that were 'not there' by hiding, ignoring, and (of course) destroying hands of the museum.
The occasion was a casual visit with a family visiting my home in Bologna. A morning weather greatly enriched the visit in October. In fact there was an added layer of curation "Ulisse Aldrovandi, the renaissance" in that period, which was fine apart from seeming like an obvious fundraising/kick-starter to attract certain local foundations.(fwi. Aldrovandi was born in Bologna.)
A very underrated geography/navigation collection is at the very end. And what kind of person places that next to the exit! While it is extremely tempting to pass the anatomy collection, but I will strongly recommend the reader to visit this part first. If not, (chances are) not more than a few minutes could be spent there (or even miss the whole thing!). There is clear downside of this type of renaissance-minded holistic collections.
Written 18 February 2024
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WeCrazy4Travel
New York City, NY76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum of science, and medicine. It is small but has many interesting historical artifacts. It takes you back in time and you are awe-stricken at the ingenuity and knowledge of these historical pioneers.
Written 23 August 2023
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triptraveller
356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Outstanding exhibits that provide understandings of development s of modern science: geeography, pysics, human anatomy, medincine/obstretics, and more.

The life science exhibits (anatomy, medicine) are particularly informing - and will interest many visitors.

The exhibits give us appreciation for the significant contributions of Bologna University to scientific education and research.
Written 2 July 2023
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Buckster21
London, UK392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This palazzo is full of scientific collections, mainly medical and natural history. The surroundings are beautiful and there is much to see. There are plenty of English explanations. Well worth a visit.
Written 21 May 2023
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France803 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Housed in the Bologna University, this museums includes sections of the natural history collections encompassing geology, fossils, biology, gynocology and also warfare architecture.

The rooms devoted to the clay models of pregnancy complications are especially impressive if confronting. These are the highlights for sure.

The rest is interesting enough but doesn't require too long.

Worth the visit if you have the time.
Written 14 May 2023
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Zoran M
Belgrade, Serbia218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very interesting museum whic reveals beginig of modern science. You can see different anatomy models, natural historical collection, ship models …
Beside collection building is fascinating too with frescos and beautiful ceilings
Written 6 March 2023
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astropig
Auckland, New Zealand636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Although it was a slightly unusual museum it was a wonderful insight into how our forbearers began to get us to where we are today.

These pioneers laid the foundation of our culture and science - you have to look past the somewhat dated but authentic displays :)
Written 1 July 2022
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Hina colada
Manchester, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Went yesterday, it was open and it was fantastic. A must see in this city! I'm a doctor in the UK and it was so interesting to see all the anatomy models- great revision for me and eye-opening!
Written 22 May 2022
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Marcus G
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Very interesting. A collection of odd things in beutiful halls. Would have liked to have some more information in english.
Written 8 May 2022
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Amos Ber
Tel Aviv, Israel828 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Being an obstetrician I went mainly to see the amazing part of clay figures of different fetal positions in the womb and the teaching instruments used to teach doctors how to deliver. The figures are amazingly realistic. I loved this museum and if you’re a doctor you should visit. It has other parts that for me were less attractive
Written 7 February 2020
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