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Museo dei Burattini

via Garibaldi, 29 - 40050 Budrio (BO)

Phone +39 051 6928306 - +39 051 6928279

Date of last update: 09/11/2017, 12:57

The Museum is a well-structured exhibition dedicated to the ancient puppetry art; on display there are baracche (Italian word for "bunkhouses", referring in this context to the small wooden theatre where the puppet show takes place) and marionettes, backdrops and tools, clothes, accessories and everything a puppeteer may need to do his job.

In the via Garibaldi rooms there are on display more than one-hundred marionettes from the first half of the 20th-century, belonging to the Bolognese puppeteers Amilcare Gabrielli, Arturo Veronesi and Umberto Malaguti.

The Museum section located inside the "Casina del Quattrocento" hosts themed temporary exhibitions and the extraordinary collection of marionettes, pupi, puppets, shadows, toy houses, sceneries, props and documents belonging to the puppeteers Vittorio Zanella and Rita Pasqualini, who periodically organize two related events: "Burattinando a Teatro" and "Festival internazionale delle Mani Parlanti" (Int'l festival of the Talking Hands).

The Museum opens from the first Suday in October to the firs Sunday of June. 

Durin this period

  • Every first Sunday, 3:30-6:30 pm
  • Every Sunday, 10:30-12:30 am; 3:30-6:30 pm
From September, the 1st to June, the 10th opening can be request during the office opening time 9am-1pm (+39 051 69 28 306- +39 051 69 28 279)