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Aboca Museum

Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
+39 0575 733589
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The most beautiful museum we have ever been to!! A work of art in every corner

This is a smallish museum, easy to find, and an utter delight, even if you are not interested in... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
p w
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Perth, Australia
A must visit for math historians

Much of our modern math is to be found originating in the Aboca records. Enjoy looking around even... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
ExpertComptable
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Tiffin, Ohio
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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 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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Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
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+39 0575 733589
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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

Thank p w
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Much of our modern math is to be found originating in the Aboca records. Enjoy looking around even if you are not a mathematician - this provides ideas from the renaissance and an opportunity to appreciet the past

Thank ExpertComptable
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...More

Thank mjen235
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...More

1  Thank Rosita_Amsterdam
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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

1  Thank gio' B
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!

1  Thank Eelizzybeth
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.

Thank drin_drin_11
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!!!

Thank Zbigniew S
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...More

1  Thank SusanP
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...More

2  Thank wre3
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