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Museo del Precinema

Prato della Valle 1/A, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 876 3838
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Very original little museum - higly recommended

Padua has much to offer, but staying here a bit longer you may enjoy this little museum, with a... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
charles v
Maastricht, The Netherlands
quirky small museum

We enjoyed our little visit to this small and particular museum. It is a limited collection, but... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Vicenza, Italy
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Prato della Valle 1/A, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 876 3838
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Padua has much to offer, but staying here a bit longer you may enjoy this little museum, with a richt collection of what they call 'precinema' but what is in practice the visual culture of 'Magic Lanterns', Camera Obscura's, I was surprised to discover the...More

1  Thank charles v
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We enjoyed our little visit to this small and particular museum. It is a limited collection, but fascinating trove of early machines and images. Worth a visit if you are in the area and curious about such oddities.

1  Thank adventuresinfour
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Rainy day in Padua.... feels like we've seen everything. I love the unusual. The big Plaza Prato is right there. Not far to the memorable Basilica. The museum carefully covers the world of the projected moving image from pre-electric times to the dawn of cinema....More

Thank seattlesez
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We tend to forget how far long ago the precursors of film began. Many fascinating exhibits, including a camera obscura.

Thank HHRover
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Uniquely curated, interactive, and informative exhibition. Even if you had never before wondered what visual miracles entertained people before the invention of cinema, you will find yourself fascinated by the collection at the Precinema museum. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, so it is...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This is a fascinating personal collection of precinema artifacts that has been converted into a well-organized small museum sponsored by the City of Padova. The museum does not take long to tour and is well worth the 5 Euro entrance fee. The employees of the...More

Thank bfredericksen
Reviewed 17 June 2015

The staff are really helpful, and the museum itself is really fascinating - such an interesting collection of artefacts and some of the devices are really enjoyable and still amazing today!

1  Thank Rachel-2703
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Astonishing. A must for animation-industry workers. Ubelievable, the Ponti device at the entrance for visitors to use. Ask for a quick demonstration at the ticket desk for the main attractions and usage of devices to experience a great visual treat. I can imagine someone interested...More

2  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We recently spent two days in Padua and this was definitely the highlight of our trip to this beautiful city. The museum is very well laid out and explanations and demonstrations were expertly given by the very helpful gentleman that works there. The interactive exhibits...More

1  Thank HollyA3
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were the first visitors at 10am, and really enjoyed it, especially the 'hands-on' exhibits, and the camera obscura over the square. We were soon joined by a school party, but would recommend this to anyone with even a vague interest in early photography/cinema.

1  Thank foxjenny
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