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Very nice

Just exploring the streets with no direction and stumbled upon it , small but very nice with a few... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Catalin D
Small private museum

If you need a fix of art but don't have the time to trawl through the National Gallery, this is a... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Kevin P
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Just exploring the streets with no direction and stumbled upon it , small but very nice with a few beautiful items to see.

Thank Catalin D
Reviewed 24 April 2018

If you need a fix of art but don't have the time to trawl through the National Gallery, this is a good compromise. A former private residence of a prominent Bolognese family, this is now a collection of art and objects associated with them over...More

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This museum has some very nice object but it's clear they nead a lot of attention. Paintings weren't cleaned since ages. Some stuff in museum are just not that valuable, but they could be interesting, if they were exposed in nicer, more modern way. Overall...More

1  Thank Rudawianki
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Bologna is well known as a small city with a bevy of not to be missed museums. This collection seems a bit forgotten; it's an eclectic mixture of local history and interior design. I especially liked the antique puppets and the vast array of cabinetry...More

1  Thank MM C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This private collection has something for everyone I think. An interesting selection of household items from another place in time. I enjoyed looking at examples of fine sewing, tableware, furniture, paintings and even a carriage. Details included in the dolls house made it a delight....More

Thank ERS2013
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Look for the two stone giants framing the main entrance. Several rooms contain an eclectic collection from tiny watch keys to portraits to coat hooks. It's free and an interesting half hour diversion and refuge from the hot street outside.

1  Thank anglital
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Yes there are paintings and sculpture but also ceramics, door furniture, a dolls house, household objects; a pleasant change from other more specialist collections. It's free - so no facilities - no toliet.

Thank patriciajhd
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We randomly walked in an were very surprized by this museum! Lots of differents object and completely free. Truelly hidden gem. That's why Bologna is an amazing city, if you try, you will always discover something unexpected an amazing.

Thank vityaz11
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Thanks to the great reviews by TA reviewers, I decided to visit the Museo Davia Bargellini and I’m very pleased I did; I loved it! The museum is small, beautifully curated with something for everyone! From antique bikes, jewelry, frescoes, marble, glassware, tapestries, collections of...More

1  Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Bologna has so many museums that it would take weeks to visit them all. After a number of visits to the city, we recently discovered this little gem. The museum does not seem to be frequently visited by foreign tourists but is well worth a...More

1  Thank Aussie7leagueboots
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