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Museo di Palazzo Poggi

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Amazing. Beautiful. Strange. Wonderful.

A great collection of fascinating objects. It isn't the most modern set up but that only added to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Exhibition on Utugawa Yoshiiku (Woodcuts)

Concise exhibition of about 50 prints (woodcuts) by Utugawa Yoshiiku, with some studies of Hokusae... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“wax models”(12 reviews)
“natural history”(10 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great collection of fascinating objects. It isn't the most modern set up but that only added to the intrigue. We loved taking our time and peering at everything in each room. Would definitely go again.

Thank SimonWasHere2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Concise exhibition of about 50 prints (woodcuts) by Utugawa Yoshiiku, with some studies of Hokusae as well. Other interesting elements of the museum include large scale models of historic (16th - 17th) century ships, canons, as well as maps of the world from 17th century

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating museum with a lot on offer. There are displays of animals and scientific/zoological artefacts as well as electrophysiology, anatomy and gynaecology. It has some excellent displays of medical history The anatomy section is by far the best with amazing wax models of the...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Fascinating. Dissection meets art. Disturbing, enlightening, educational. Wonderful building, helpful smiling people working the ticket counter.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank AliMacnair
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Thank Tmea
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is very cool. The beauty of the house (look up!!!) together with the scientific displays of models of the human body and all kinds of animals is really something special.

Thank KarinS3578
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 27 April 2018

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

4  Thank BabyChurro
Reviewed 27 April 2018

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

Thank Jane M
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