Museo Civico Archeologico (Archaelogical Museum)

Museum in Bologna

Museo Civico Archeologico Di Bologna
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The Archaeological Civic Museum, known as the Museo Civico Archeologico in Italian, holds a prominent position among Bologna’s esteemed museums. Housed within the Palazzo Galvani, a 15th-century building located in the heart of the city just a stone’s throw away from Piazza Maggiore, the museum offers a captivating journey through history.

First opened to the public in 1881, the museum’s most renowned collection is its Egyptian collection, which stands as the third largest in Italy and holds great significance on a European scale. Additionally, the museum boasts impressive sections dedicated to Roman, Greek, and Etruscan-Italic artifacts. Of particular note is the Etruscan-Italic section, which serves as the museum’s focal point and provides valuable insights into the development of Felsina, the ancient name for Bologna. Visitors will also discover a recently renovated Gallery of plaster casts, a Gallic section, and an extensive numismatic collection, considered one of the foremost in Italy.

As part of the Bologna Welcome Card circuit, the Museo Civico Archeologico offers free admission to cardholders, presenting an excellent opportunity to explore the treasures housed within its walls.

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Visiting Museo Civico Archeologico (Archaelogical Museum)


Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9am-7pm| Sat, Sun 10am-8pm. Closed on Tue (except for holidays), 1 May, Dec 25th and Dec 31st.

The ticket office closes one hour before.


Adults € 6 Reduced price: € 3 / € 2

Address: Museo Civico Archeologico, Via dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Duration: 1 hours

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