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Aboca Museum

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Address: Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0575 733589
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10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Aboca Museum, the original and the only Herb Museum, has rediscovered the...

Aboca Museum, the original and the only Herb Museum, has rediscovered the history of the millenary relationship between Man and Herbs and is passing it down to future generations. The museum explores the ancient tradition of Medicinal Herbs through historic sources such as herbariums, pharmaceutical botanical books, ancient mortars, ceramics and glassware.Tickets and opening timesTicket pricesFull: €8 Groups (minimum 5 persons): €6 Reduced (10-14 years, over 65s, students): €4 Free of charge: children under 10 years of age accompanied by parents or a guide Summer opening hours: 1 April - 30 September (every day) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 15.00-19.00 Winter opening hours: 1 October - 31 March (closed Monday, 25-26 December and 1 January) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 14.30-18.00

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A healthy visit

This exquisite museum is devoted to herbs and herbal remedies and treatments. you are transported past displays of containers, herbs, furniture etc charting the history of this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Barga, Italy
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Barga, Italy
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This exquisite museum is devoted to herbs and herbal remedies and treatments. you are transported past displays of containers, herbs, furniture etc charting the history of this fascinating subject. Later, in the shop, you can indulge in retail therapy - mementoes, beauty and herbal remedy products or academic and/or lighter reading. This place never fails to delight and we'll be... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As I came across this museum at TA, it seemed very interesting. It is about medicinal herbs, in a nice building and well laid out. When buying a ticket I received an explanatory brochure in English which made it so more interesting. The entrance ticket is 8 euro, but as it is a pass, it will provide you additional discount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

interesting and well organised, 1 of a must visit in Sansepolcro. Staff professional and caring. My favourite local museum.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic museum, a true feast for the senses. I thought it was great that you could touch the dried plants and the smell was gorgeous permeating the whole museum - I came out feeling so relaxed!

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BENE VAGIENNA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Everything here about herbs and spices from beautifully drawn designs to bowls and baskets with the real flowers and seeds so you can smell 'em and see 'em.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Real adventure over time based on herbs and alchemy. Open exposition invites to touch and review many period pieces and herbs. Do not miss this place!!!

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Umbertide, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We made a reservation for an English guide to take us through this museum. It was 24E for the 4 of us and it was so worth it. The buidling itself is lovely and the history and background of herbs are well presented. We enjoyed the guide's insights into the history of the museum and the rising popularity of herbal... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Well worth a look, raining or otherwise. I enjoyed seeing all the herbs and got to learn a little more about apothecaries. The museum is perfectly sized to engross you for an hour or so. Displays are well presented and the English guide book accompanies them well. There is a nice shop attached to the museum stocking all manner of... More 

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Sansepolcro, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

over 40,000 people a year step inside the aboca museum . a step back in time where the visitor can see and feel the collection of objects which make up the story of herbal medicine ..so fascinating !! and there is also a shop which stocks all sorts of herbal solutions to help maintain mind and body. the aboca factory... More 

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Province of Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

wonderful museum, beatyful palazzo and extraordinary collection. Parfumes and intersting tools of the history of the use of the herbs before pharmacy. Spectaculars carpets unusual for any museum.

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