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Museo Civico Archeologico
Ranked #20 of 361 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This was a fabulous place to spend a few hours imaging life in the past. They have a wonderful Egyptian collection and lots more to see. If you have the time you will enjoy this visit.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Wonderful Egyptian collection. Lots of local Etruscan artefacts. Well displayed and curated. Recommended

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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Plenty to see but a lot is the same stuff??
Once you've seen one broken pot, you've seen them all!!!
The City of Bologna is so beautiful you wouldn't miss much if you didn't go to this attraction!!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Beautiful exhibits, lovely building, used as a hospital during world war II, very nice, with a superb inner yard and fountain.

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We arrived mid-afternoon and were told to come back next day because it closed in 30 minutes and we would need three hours. That was pretty much bang on as even more side galleries led of main galleries, all with some outstanding displays. The Egyptian display was impressive and far less crowded than the other main area where one was swamped by the quantity and quality on display. At our age (mid-70s), the brain can take only so much on board . The museum is making determioned efforts to overcome the "Italian only" information, but then I know no English museums making any attempt to help non-English speaking visitors .It might benefit from thinning out with some (many?) of the items going into a reserve or study collection. But this is only a quibbles. A must-see attraction, but leave yourselves plenty of time.

2  Thank Telfordian
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