Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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The Palazzo Poggi Museum is an important scientific museum located in Bologna, Italy. Founded in 1803, it is one of the oldest museums in Europe and has a large collection of scientific artifacts, including scientific instruments, natural artifacts, and historical documents.

The museum was founded by Count Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, a naturalist who collected an extensive collection of scientific objects during his travels. This collection was then donated to the University of Bologna and housed in the Palazzo Poggi, a historic building located in the center of the city.

The museum has an extensive collection of scientific instruments used during the Renaissance and Modern Age, including tools for navigation, astronomy, and chemistry. There is also a large section dedicated to biology and botany, with an extensive collection of plants and animals, as well as a section dedicated to geology and mineralogy.

As well as its scientific treasures, the museum also offers a wide range of educational activities for everyone, including guided tours, workshops, and conferences.

The Palazzo Poggi Museum is a fascinating and instructive place for anyone interested in science and the history of science.

How to explore Museo di Palazzo Poggi?

  • The museum offers guided tours that allow you to discover its extensive collection of scientific instruments, naturalistic artifacts, and historical documents.
  • Let your kids attend the interactive workshop conducted by the museum, where they can learn by doing scientific experiments and discover the history of science.
  • The museum regularly hosts lectures on scientific and historical topics, which are open to the public and provide a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts.
  • Explore the museum's extensive collection, which includes scientific instruments, naturalistic artifacts, and historical documents covering a wide range of scientific topics.
  • The museum allows photography in most of its collection, so take your camera with you and take some photos of the scientific wonders you see.
  • Buy Souvenirs in a souvenir shop in the museum where you can buy books, posters, gadgets, and other items reminiscent of your visit to the museum.
  • Palazzo Poggi is a historic building located in the heart of the city, and knowing about its history and architecture is as fascinating as its scientific collection.

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    3 hours

Address of Museo di Palazzo Poggi

Via Zamboni 33, 40126, Bologna, Italy

Opening & Closing time of Museo di Palazzo Poggi

  • Monday
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