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Museo Civico Medievale

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Neighbourhood: Porto
As featured in Museum Guide for Bologna
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Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 219 3916
10:00 - 18:30
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Great museum on the medieval history of Bologna and Italy itself!

What a great gem of a museum to visit. Several works of art, treasures, and items describing the medieval history of this part of Europe. There are English version placards... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great gem of a museum to visit. Several works of art, treasures, and items describing the medieval history of this part of Europe. There are English version placards located on the wall to follow along on many of the items. The museum did an excellent job in the layout, collections, and staff. Definitely a must-see for history fans!

Thank cpatters0n1
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plenty of fire arms and armor, and to be fair something to hold everyone's interest. The limited English signage was disappointing,especially after the audio player malfunctioned. Actually, even before the mechanical problem, the aristocratic, nasal annotator could not manage to enunciate more than a few words clearly. It was pretty funny, if uninformative.

Thank Kauaisam
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I found this museum on a trip to Bologna. I was trying to find another attraction when I saw the sign pointing this out an on a whim decided to visit. I had such a great time. It looks really small from the outside but has so much to see and take in. I found that there was enough to... More 

Thank 80Shelley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed a morning at this collection of sculptures and other works of art and design from Bologna and collectors living there, a very diverse collection including religious and secular sculpture (the collection in the lower level was particularly interesting, especially the monuments to famous law teachers (a theme in academic Bologna). There were some lovely objects to... More 

Thank roudland
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very informative, and divided into manageable smaller rooms. There are large cards which you can pick up and walk round with at the entrance to each salon, with information about the exhibits, and very helpfully written in Italian AND English. Extensive exhibition, so allow plenty of time to wander round and read.

Thank lynwhite305
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This and museod' archelogical are the best I have seen in the city. the choir manuscripts really moved me in their beauty. This place has a little of everything in it.

Thank pugetsoundscuba
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Do not be put off by the eclectic mix of objects in the first two small rooms, once you get into the museum proper there are some beautiful things to see. We are not great museum visitors when on city breaks usually but were really pleased to have come across this lovely little museum.

Thank Bitternwatcher
Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What ever happened to the Goddess of Truth? Does anyone know her whereabouts? If so, please share. Admission was only €3 each for seniors. Kinda cool to imagine what medieval life was like and the craftsmanship of the tools and objects. Look over there, is that Neon Joe? Seems a bit out of character for him to be here. Don't... More 

Thank Sequoia R
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were at a bit of a loose end with some hours to kill and thought we'd give it a go. The entrance isn't terribly enticing and when I saw admission of 5€ euros each I nearly turned around. I am so glad I didn't. It houses a must be priceless collection of all kinds of art and militaria housed... More 

Thank DAT64
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

An excellent museum, well laid out it is housed on three floors. Allow plenty of time and note that it can be seen through the Bologna Welcome Card.

Thank Malcolm W

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