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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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Worth an hour of your time--fascinating pregnancy/birth anattomy

There were several rooms here that were nearly meaningless to me as they had no English... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of a Museum!

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

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price of the tickets - it was around 6eur per person We spend there abou 1 and half an hour. Nice museum collection in historical building, large models of war ships - this was the best part for me :) BUT.......... it is a big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were several rooms here that were nearly meaningless to me as they had no English explanations and few Italian ones--these were mainly natural history displays. However, the displays of pregnancy and birth anatomy were fascinating. While it did not indicate why so many of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter P
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SimonWasHere2011
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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