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Museo Civico Archeologico

Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7211
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Interesting Museum!

Near the Basilica of San Petronio, at the heart of the city, you’ll find the Archeological City... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maggi713
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good museum

Solid Egyptian collection,extensive Etruscan collection (the best i have seen).Some of the parts... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Nightflight982
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The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the heart of the city, inside Palazzo Galvani, close to Piazza Maggiore and the Church of San Petronio. The first construction of this building dated back to the XV century. Modifications and renovations continued up to 1881, when it was definitively opened to the public as a Museum.You can reach the Museum using any bus that runs through Piazza Maggiore. This museum is among the most important in archeological finds in Italy and is highly representative of the local history from prehistoric period to Roman Age. Additionally, its ancient Egyptian collection is among the most important in Europe. Opening hours Tue-Fri: 9AM-3PM Sat, Sun and holidays: 10AM - 6,30PM Closed on Monday,New Year's day, 1st of May,Christmas Day. Admittance Ordinary ticket: Euro 5 (visitors 19-65 years old); Reduced Euro 3; Children and youngs (0-18): free Access for disabled visitors Bookshop Audioguides and QR code Specialized library with a reading lounge. Historic archive (available for consultation with an appointment) Photographic archive (available for consultation with appointment or by written request) Wardrobe: visitors are not allowed to enter in the Museum with bags, umbrellas and other large objects. It is possible to put personal effects inside appropriate boxes with keys. The wardrobe doesn't accept large cases or packs. Bookings are obligatory only for groups with a guide Standard photos, digital photos, videos and films are allowed but only without flash or other enlightening objects and exclusively for personal use and not for commercial purposes. Inside the Museum smoking, eating or drinking are not allowed.
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Via Dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Near the Basilica of San Petronio, at the heart of the city, you’ll find the Archeological City Museum. What an interesting museum – this gives you a fantastic insight into the history of the city throughout the ages. There is a little bit of everything...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Solid Egyptian collection,extensive Etruscan collection (the best i have seen).Some of the parts were closed because there were preparations for new exhibit about(i believe that new exhibit is about benefactors of this museum during its history and therefore i believe it will be more interesting...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing of much importance here. A collection of pre Roman Etruscan vases, and bits and pieces. Some Roman artifacts of no major interest (road mileage markers......). And an Egyptian collection , of no international importance ( some sarcophagi, minor statues, etc). All very well meaning,...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Very interesting archaeological museum. Currently, one floor is in reconstruction, but in the basement there is a very interesting exhibition about ancient Egypt.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is fairly interesting and well laid out, although not typical by any means. I really liked the local items but found the Egyptian collection a bit less interesting given the are so many other event Egyptian collections around the world.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Nice museum, very modern (especially in comparison to other Bologna museums ;)) with big ancient egypt collection. Nice staff, front desk was speaking english (other staff not really, but it was not problematic). Unfortunately museum catalogue was only in italian and there was no one...More

Thank Rudawianki
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MuseoArcheologico, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Civico Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for visiting and appreciating our Museum! We're really sorry you didn't find the catalogue in English version. We hope to be able to reprint it as soon as possible...

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition. Some more detail on the exhibits, especially in the courtyard would earn a 5 stars.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Very good archeological exhibits although there were areas under renovation and finding way round a bit complex but wothwhile

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The main museum was closed for renovation which I'm guessing will be closed for some time but the ancient Egyptian collection in the basement was really interesting. Lots of little treasures I've not seen in other ancient Egyptian exhibitions. Although small, it's definitely worth seeing....More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

When I went to pay for my ticket, the charming young lady at the reception desk advised me that the first floor of the museum was closed for renovation but the Roman Lapidarium on the ground floor and the Egyptian Collection in the basement were...More

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