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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
We stumbled across this place & we’re really pleased we did. An incredible collection of natural history followed by a fascinating collection of anatomical waxworks. So much history in one place & overlooked by so many people. A great insight into anatomical waxworks & how...More
The entrance for disabled visitors is round the corner in Via Alfredo Trombetti. Its a long way round, and you need to be met at the lift by a member of staff, but everyone was very friendly and helpful.
The museum itself is fascinating, especially...More
Very interesting anatomy section with lots of babies in different womb positions. Lots of detail and also full figures with bone and mussle detail. History section and ship models also very interesting.
This is a nightmare for all women who wish to procreate. There are all of these babies in clay wombs. Breached positions; the umbilical cord wrapped around their throats; both legs sticking out of the womb; twisted limbs.
It is a strong contraceptive. There was...More
So what macabre but certainly interesting and worth your time to visit. The wax models brought to life the experience of education from centuries ago. It was also interesting to spend tome in the University area of Bologne, the oldest university in the world we...More
Museum has very interesting collection but exposition is old, dated and old fashioned. You can't pay by card, but there is interesting catalogue to buy. Place a little messy and dusty but it's worth to visit.
For years I've been wanting to visit the Sleeping Venus, and now I have. The museum (in the vast Palazzo Poggi) is in the heart of the university quarter of Bologna, though nary a student could direct me to the entrance, even when I was...More
This museum houses several interesting collections covering many fields of science - the wrinkle is that everything here is from the 16th to 18th century. There are, for example, thousands upon thousands of botanical, zoological, and geological speicimans collected by two very dedicated naturalists of...More