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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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Hidden Gem of a Museum!

This place is just amazing. Absolutely a must for anyone who loves science, natural history, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter P
A very different museum

A very different museum, and absolutely fascinating because of it. Very much in 2 major sections... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 209 9610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just amazing. Absolutely a must for anyone who loves science, natural history, and medical history. This museum houses some amazing collections and to learn the story of the man behind it (i.e. Luigi Marsili) is a real treat. It has a great...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very different museum, and absolutely fascinating because of it. Very much in 2 major sections : (1) Anatomical / medical and (2) Military. The first section has numerous wax models of foetal development and also flayed body cut aways used to teach anatomy to...More

Thank 230jamesr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is set in a beautiful olf building in the Palazzo Poggi and many of the rooms are decorated with amazing frescos. Some bits are a bit dingy and poorly lit such as the collection of stuffed animals but the highlight is surely the...More

Thank Paul Jeremy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect museum for a dull day, it is a 10 minute walk from town. There are a variety of exhibits, from frescoes to boats, so there is something for everyone. Expect to spend about an hour and a half for 5 euros.

Thank Oxfordians_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great collection of fascinating objects. It isn't the most modern set up but that only added to the intrigue. We loved taking our time and peering at everything in each room. Would definitely go again.

Thank SimonWasHere2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Concise exhibition of about 50 prints (woodcuts) by Utugawa Yoshiiku, with some studies of Hokusae as well. Other interesting elements of the museum include large scale models of historic (16th - 17th) century ships, canons, as well as maps of the world from 17th century

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating museum with a lot on offer. There are displays of animals and scientific/zoological artefacts as well as electrophysiology, anatomy and gynaecology. It has some excellent displays of medical history The anatomy section is by far the best with amazing wax models of the...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Fascinating. Dissection meets art. Disturbing, enlightening, educational. Wonderful building, helpful smiling people working the ticket counter.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place & we’re really pleased we did. An incredible collection of natural history followed by a fascinating collection of anatomical waxworks. So much history in one place & overlooked by so many people. A great insight into anatomical waxworks & how...More

Thank AliMacnair
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The entrance for disabled visitors is round the corner in Via Alfredo Trombetti. Its a long way round, and you need to be met at the lift by a member of staff, but everyone was very friendly and helpful. The museum itself is fascinating, especially...More

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