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Aboca Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
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Educational and fun

This well-kept museum is worth visiting as it only takes about an hour. It is well-organised with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zaira G
Senigallia, Italy
Delightful small museum

We very much enjoyed our visit exploring the history of the medicinal use of plants. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
+39 0575 733589
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well-kept museum is worth visiting as it only takes about an hour. It is well-organised with various rooms ranging from ancient medical books, to the 18th century pharmacy. They have pots of herbs all clearly labelled which you can touch and smell. Everything is...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit exploring the history of the medicinal use of plants. Lots of interesting old laboratory equipment and dried samples of herbs. Takes no more than an hour.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Most interesting museum having on display old and updated collection of herbs for both foods and medicine use

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Well maintained and interesting collection. Organised tours in english are enjoyable. Worth the visit once in the area, especially if one has a health care background.

Thank John V
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

OK, I have a peculiar and professional interest in herbal medicines and the treatments used by our ancestors. This museum is just amazing. It not only has numerous texts and books on display which date to the 13th Century with recipes to formulate a specific...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you care about history, medicine, pharmacy or homeopathic medicines this is very interesting. For such a small town this museum is packed with rare and interesting objects. Your senses will be alive as the smell and visual is really enticing. Exhibitions are excellent and...More

Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A little but interesting museum about the history of herbal remedies. Fascinating display of enormous mortars. Guide book available in English.

Thank Jasmine100
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Very conveniently located on the same street as the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro. In short, the Museo Aboca is one of the most original and interesting that we have ever visited. Whether you like art, history, nature or science, there is a bit of each...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A fairly small museum but packed full of picture,s equipment and many herbs which you can actually smell and touch for yourself! Although the information in the museum is in Italian a free booklet in English is provided with your ticket as well as a...More

Thank ellarubygp
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a smallish museum, easy to find, and an utter delight, even if you are not interested in Herbs and their history. It is beautifully presented, and from an art point of view alone, magnificent. The glass work is utterly amazing, as well as...More

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