The best museums in Bologna in June 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Bologna, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Museo Civico Archeologico1

    Museo Civico Archeologico

    The Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna (Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna) is a history museum in Bologna that is housed in the 15th century Palazzo Galvani, once known as the Hospital of Death. The Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna is one of the most important archeological museums with
  2. Museo per la Memoria di Ustica2

    Museo per la Memoria di Ustica

    The Museo per la Memoria di Ustica (Museum for the Memory of Ustica) is a museum in Bologna that is part of the Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna. The museum was established to commemorate the victims of the Ustica massacre. The museum houses the remains of the DC-9 reconstructed and exhibited in the
  3. Museum of the History of Bologna3

    Museum of the History of Bologna

    The Museum of the History of Bologna (Museo della Storia di Bologna) is a museum in Bologna that is housed in The Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio, a Medieval Gothic-style palace. In the museum visitors learn more about the history of Bologna. The interactive museum covers the period from the Etruscans to th
  4. Ducati museum4

    Ducati museum

    The Ducati Museum is a museum in Bologna that is dedicated to the Ducati motorcycle brand. The museum is located at the Ducati factory and holds a collection of Ducati motorcycles and some early non-automotive products. The collection illustrates the history of Ducati motorcycles and is told in a pe
  5. Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna5

    Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

    The National Art Gallery of Bologna (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna) is an art museum in Bologna that is housed in the former Saint Ignatius Jesuit novitiate, inside the same building that houses the Academy of Fine Arts. The National Art Gallery of Bologna holds a collection of Emilian paintings f
  6. Palazzo d'Accursio6

    Palazzo d'Accursio

  7. Museo di Palazzo Poggi7

    Museo di Palazzo Poggi

    The Palazzo Poggi is a palazzo in Bologna and is the headquarters of the University of Bologna. The museum of the Palazzo Poggi holds various collections, including a natural history collection, an anatomy and obstetrics collection, a physics and chemistry collection, a Geography room, military arch
  8. MAMbo8


    MAMbo (The Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna) is a museum of modern and experimental art in Bologna. The MAMbo in Bologna holds a collection of works by contemporary artists, starting with those who have marked the history of SpazioGAM, up to a collection of modern-day art, including: Renato Guttuso,
  9. Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna9

    Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna

    The Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica is a music museum and music library in Bologna. The museum is housed in the Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti of which the first floor contains nine rooms of the exhibition that illustrates around 6 centuries of the history of European music. The museum di
  10. Museo Civico Medievale10

    Museo Civico Medievale

    Museo Civico Medievale (The Medieval Civic Museum) is part of the Civic Museums of Ancient Art in Bologna that is housed in Palazzo Ghislardi, an example of 15th century Bolognese architecture. It holds a collection of sepulchral monuments mostly from the 14th century and preserves works of Lombard
  11. San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection11

    San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

    The Oratory of the Madonna of San Colombano is a religious site in Bologna, which was built in 1591, atop the site of a chapel or small church that sheltered the painting of the Madonna dell’Orazione by Lippo di Dalmasio. The attached complex of buildings houses the collection of musical instruments
  12. Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia12

    Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia

  13. Museo del Patrimonio Industriale13

    Museo del Patrimonio Industriale

    Museo del Patrimonio Industriale (The Museum of Industrial Heritage of the Municipality of Bologna) is a history museum in Bologna that is specifically dedicated to the industrial history of the city from the 14th century to the present. The museum is housed in the renovated buildings of a brick kil
  14. Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini14

    Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini

    Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini (The Geological and Paleontological Museum is a museum in Bologna that is the largest paleontological museum in Italy. It is named after Giovanni Capellini, an Italian geologist and paleontologist. Currently the collection shows more than five hundred years of educ
  15. Museo della Specola15

    Museo della Specola

    Museo della Specola (The Specola Museum) is housed in the astronomical tower built at the beginning of the eighteenth century on Palazzo Poggi and represents the historical seat of the Department of Astronomy. The museum is part of the University Museum System (SMA) within the University of Bologna.
  16. Collezioni Comunali d'Arte16

    Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

    Collezioni Comunali d'Arte (The Municipal Art Collections) of Bologna is situated on the second floor of Palazzo d'Accursio. The gallery exhibits paintings, furniture, and decorative objects, some dating back to the 13th century.
  17. Davia Bargellini Museum17

    Davia Bargellini Museum

    The Davia Bargellini Museum is a museum in Bologna that is housed in the Palazzo Davia Bargellini. The museum was established under the guidance of the art historian Francesco Malaguzzi Valeri who arranged works from the Davia Bargellini collection of paintings along with a selection of applied art
  18. Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande18

    Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande

  19. Casa Carducci19

    Casa Carducci

    Casa Carducci is a historic building in Bologna, so called because it was the residence of the poet Giosuè Carducci. Now it is home to a cultural institute dedicated to him that includes the historic residence with garden and a monument dedicated to the poet by the sculptor Leonardo Bistolfi. It is
  20. Museo Di Anatomia Comparata20

    Museo Di Anatomia Comparata

    Museo Di Anatomia Comparata is a museum in Bologna that houses a comparative anatomy collection, which, as a whole, is made up of over 9,000 pieces that make it, in its genre, one of the best known internationally both for its size and for the rarity of the objects. Currently about 2,500 exhibits ar

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