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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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Address: Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 209 9610
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Against the extraordinary backdrop of the 16th-century wall paintings that...

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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The rooms on the Bolognese school of ostetrics and on anatomical modelling are amazing

Don't go to the room of ostetrics if you are pregnant though, they have quite accurate 18th century models there about deformed fetuses and uteruses which are shocking. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go to the room of ostetrics if you are pregnant though, they have quite accurate 18th century models there about deformed fetuses and uteruses which are shocking. I would also discourage people who dislike looking at intestines from going in the room on anatomical modelling. For me it was worth to visit Palazzo Poggi for these tooms and the... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Science part of the university where the rooms are split into different aspect of science, the wax models with skeleton and different layers of wax showing the muscle groups were a must see and so too were the wonderful world globes. The obstetric part was a bit disturbing in the belief at the time that any abnormalities in babies tended... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is interesting primarily for various models of anatomy. There is a whole section dedicated to models of a foetus awaiting birth, in various different positions. The aim being to teach these and avoid the loss of life. We'll worth the 5 Euro entrance. The rooms are good and some interesting models of ships from 1700is also

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Thank Michael W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

At the Palazzo Poggi we explored the Institute of Science, where the friezes on the ceilings and at tops of walls, depicting biblical and classical stories, were worth a look on their own. One alternated scenes of indulgently elegant society (a woman accepting a glass of wine, two concerts – one with harp, another with harpsicord, a tarot-card reading) with... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

this is located a little out of the central area, but worth locating as this is a fabulous collection of wax works used for teaching medicine, together with many other absorbing exhibits in another wonderful building.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Today's comedy-drama walking adventure must have been directed and co-written by Federico Fellini. You see, this was no ordinary happy Italian Bologna day :-) Ticket is €3 per senior. What a bargain for such a trippy experience. Earlier this day, I had been looking all day for the Giant Realistic Flying Tiger. I am a bit bummed because I did... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

THE obstetric collection is one of THE best You can see whereever . Also THE old churgical instruments, equipment and anatomy models and scenes are Unique .sciences as geology,animals and others things can be seen. Low entry for many things to explore

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Don't loose the chance to see this nessun! The naturalistic collection of Aldrovandi, the wax statues for Doctor made by Morandi and Manzolini are just a small part of the great collection that tell us the scientific history of the Bologna's University. Nice to see, not expensive and very important to understand the History of this nice city.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I spent a good two hours wandering around the museum when I visited (unfortunately timing it with two school trips that I had to try and avoid), and most of the exhibition stands have the captions translated into English. The parts about war and ships, not so much, but most of the science is well explained and incredibly interesting. 5... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The wax and ceramic anatomical models have a certain strange beauty. Many were created in the 1750s for teaching purposes. The museum here is many small museums in one, the anatomical section is only one. There is also a fine collection of model ships and a room dedicated to physics. The palace is part of the university and is interesting... More 

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