The Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna (Italian: Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna) is located in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Galvani building at Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 postal code 40124 Bologna, once known as the Hospital of Death. Founded in September 1881 by the merging of two separate museums: the one belonging to the University of Bologna – heir of the Room of Antiquity belonging to the Academy of Sciences founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili in (1714) – and that belonging to the City of Bologna (enriched by the antique collection of Artist Pelagio Palagi (1860) and the large amount of finds from excavations conducted in and around Bologna during these times.
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. Between 1972 and 2012 the Museum has housed over 150 exhibitions with focus on archeology but also on arts.
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|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
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|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
pavol kovacs | Feb 24, 2018
Best place in Bologna. Due some renovation was only available Egyption wing. But it was really great. And one of the best i saw
Momo A | Sep 24, 2017
If you speak not a word of Italian, and the audio guides at the front desks have run out, then you are out of luck. The upstairs collection that holds a rich array of artifacts, almost all of which only have Italian captions. The important ones have some labels and descriptions in English, but most of them rely on the audio guide to give more in depth information. It is such a shame to have to send its guest on a blindfolded journey through its nice collection. Hence a star off.
Yana Lisovets | Nov 29, 2017
I was astonished. There are a lot of evidence and species of antic life in Italy. It was done big part of job. What is more, there are numerous mummies which were brought from and entrance was free that was a small bonus
Martina Bakardzhieva | Jul 28, 2017
I love the Egypt collection. Still a lot of the signs are still in Italian, but from the museum they know, apologize and work on it. They also give some additional brochures in English. Very calm and nice place
Zareen Padhye | Jul 12, 2017
Very helpful young man at the front desk. Interesting museum with great little sections on Etruscan and Greek history of Bologna. Wish it were better laid out.
Ognian Dimitrov | May 12, 2018
Very interesting archaeological museum. Currently, one floor is in reconstruction, but in the basement there is a very interesting exhibition about ancient Egypt.
Eric Wahlrab | Jun 19, 2018
Very nice museum. The Egyptian collection in the basement is very interesting. The ground floor wouldn't be my cup of tea, lots of vases and coins but it's nicely layed out. The first floor was closed for renovations when we were there.
Kayla - | Jul 18, 2018
Charging full price while Roman and Etruscan sections are closed. Would be 3 stars, but they had air conditioning, so 4. They've set up another exhibit about the history of the museum. There are a few interesting Roman/Etruscan pieces in the mix, but most of that exhibit is boring unless you're passionate about who donated what. (I'd skip this and go to the museum about Bologna's history instead.)
Marko Zeko | Jul 7, 2018
More thab half of the museum was closed. Egyptian collection was interesting.
Babak | Jul 7, 2018
Really cool collection of archeological findings from all over the world.
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